Automotive cyber security: An industry ready for disruption

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As electronic components now make up over 50% of the total manufacturing cost of a car, and some cars now containing over 100 million lines of code, it’s clear the automotive cyber wars are just getting started. Automotive electronics/electrical system engineers are engaged in a silent struggle to safeguard new platforms against cybersecurity vulnerabilities, whether from hackers with malicious intent, or from unforeseen system failure.

And with the nearly 112 million vehicles now connected around the world potentially at risk from some sort of cyber threat, the global market for automotive cyber security is expected to grow exponentially.

In this report Automotive IQ has gathered information on threat intelligence, latest hack episodes, vulnerable attack surfaces, the overlap of cyber security and functional safety and much more including:

How vulnerable are automakers to cyber attacks?

  • Manufacturers warned about vehicle vulnerability
  • Finally, a remote hack publicly takes control of a Jeep
  • European brands are also vulnerable to attacks
  • Identity theft poses a new threat to widespread connectivity

When does cyber attack become a functional safety issue?

  • Is it time to rethink cybersecurity and vehicle safety?
  • A step beyond 26262
  • The fusion of security and safety in future standards
  • Leverage 20 years of automotive recalls failure signature for safety and security

An industry under attack: manufacturers fight back

  • The threat is no longer speculative: Cars are being hacked right now!
  • Keyless systems can’t lock the baddies out
  • Connected APPs open a dark portal for hack attacks
  • The unthinkable becomes a reality
  • So what are OEMs and tech suppliers doing to counter the cybersecurity threat?

Some attack surfaces are easier to exploit than others

  • The network makes it all happen
  • Wireless systems: A hackers playground
  • When infotainment is not that entertaining
  • The old fashioned hack is still in vogue
  • Replacing the OBDII with OTA has it’s own range of problems

The industry is ready for disruption

  • Over The Air comes of age in 2017
  • Artificial Intelligence could outthink the hacker
  • Companies will pay white-hat hackers handsomely in 2017
  • With beefed up hi-tech security, good old fashioned credential theft may just be the new disrupter of 2017
  • 2017 could see the emergence of cost effective scalable Hyperconvergence infrastructure
  • Retrofitting old vehicle applications for cyber resistance
  • When all else fails

This report was orginally published by Automotive IQ