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Car Cybersecurity: What do the automakers really think?

Posted: 10/19/2015

Recent statistics about automobile safety are disconcerting, both for the automotive supply chain and for the consumer. Media attention has highlighted numerous security and safety issues for the connected car. But as sensational as some of these headlines are, the problem is real.

Nobody wants to stifle innovation, much less slow the consumer’s access to the benefits of innovation, but this new technology is moving faster than the government’s ability to regulate its use. We are now at a tipping point. Innovation no longer starts and ends with a car’s mechanical components; electronic components now make up over 50% of the total manufacturing cost of a car with some cars now containing over 100 million lines of code. This clearly represents a source of worrisome security vulnerabilities.

The Ponemon Institute recently conducted a cybersecurity survey sponsored by Rogue Wave Software and Security Innovation of over 500 automotive developers, engineers, and executives, primarily from automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers.

Learn from the White Paper:

  • What did the survey find out about automotive software developers?
  • What should companies be doing when it comes to security in automotive?
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Posted: 10/19/2015