Vehicle Cybersecurity: Mitigating the Threat of Connectedness

Car manufacturers, for the most part, are concerned about risks to the mass fleet, not to one car, said David Kennedy, CEO at TrustedSec. “It’s the technology inside the car that needs to be protected, which means having a team come in and tear apart the system to find the vulnerabilities so that the area of entry for attackers is isolated.”

More often than not, the entertainment system is the main method for attacking vehicle cybersecurity. Most cars, though, are not built by manufacturers, and aside from Tesla, car companies are manufacturers first, not software developers. As a result, the systems in the cars are coming from multiple developers.

That’s why the industry has a long way to go.