Security Firms Concerned on Vehicle Hacking
Feb. 6, 2019—A report commissioned by cybersecurity firms SAE International and Synopsys, shows that automakers are not keeping pace with the rapidly changing security threats, reported CNBC.
As more connected vehicles are on the road, software updates make the vehicles vulnerable to cyberattacks. About 84 percent of security professionals and auto engineers surveyed worry that automakers are not keeping pace to the security threats. 62 percent of those surveyed said their organizations do not have the cybersecurity skills needed to protect themselves.
The survey was sent out to over 15,000 IT professionals, product developers and automotive engineers, and a final sample consisted of 593 responses
Back in 2015, hackers took over a Jeep Cherokee in order to show how they could infiltrate the system and control steering, brakes and transmission — all from a laptop miles away. Fiat Chrysler, which makes the Jeep, issued a warning to vehicle owners to go to update their cars online, but some systems are still vulnerable.