Cybersecurity has kept the virtual world from imploding into chaos since computers (particularly personal computers) were plugged into the worldwide web. Today, the environment is such that most of the devices and gadgets used are smart machines connected to the cloud through the internet and therefore making them open to cyber attacks. These devices include computers, smartphones, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners and the vehicles in our garage.
Vehicles are becoming more and more connected. They are basically computers on wheels, and we have tens of millions of these vehicles on the road now, said Monique Lance, the managing director at Argus, an Israeli automotive cybersecurity company. Juniper Research suggests that the statistic will be much higher around 775 million smart vehicles on the road by 2023, Lance added.
Imagine all that connectivity falling into the hands of cyber attackers. This is why we need cyber security in vehicles, because they are very quickly becoming an attractive target for criminals. It is critical for us to ensure that the automotive industry is well-prepared in this context, she continued.
Shielding vehicles from cyber attacks is a greater concern than the security of everyday ...