More connected features and automation are being added to vehicles, and while these can offer great benefits they can also create vulnerabilities. Taking proactive as well as reactive measures to help secure our vehicles and their systems must be a priority. After all, devices of great mass capable of hurtling along at more than 100 miles per hour are nothing to be trifled with.
Staying ahead of hackers can be like a game of cat and mouse, and nothing can be made 100 percent secure. We need to be diligent and pay attention to the basics. For instance, most security breaches are achieved by taking advantage of bugs – weaknesses in the software – so we work to eliminate these.
And just as you wouldn’t let a stranger in your house, an important part of cybersecurity countermeasures is aimed at only permitting trusted communication with and between our electronic systems. This is similar to requiring a secure log-in to computers.