Modern connected vehicles have transformed from mere modes of transportation into complex machines with hundreds of digital components, containing personal data and connecting to the Internet.
With about 67 percent of all new vehicles sold in 2020 being connected in some way, this trend is not expected to slow down, but to rise to 100 percent by 2026.
In many ways this new reality puts the modern car at as much risk as laptops or mobile phones for being targeted by hackers.
Protecting all this technology from malicious access, proactively managing the risk and minimizing software vulnerabilities has never been more important to ensure the safety of all road users.
However, the issue we face is that cybersecurity solutions are often an afterthought rather than being proactively managed through the entire supply chain.