The concept of the connected vehicle responds to consumers’ expectations by making the vehicle into “just another node on the network”– an extension of their home, office or club that streamlines their lives. However, the connectivity that makes it all possible also introduces new and disturbing security risks.
Security is not something that can be delegated to suppliers. OEMs need to take overall responsibility for security and make it central to their business. They must view the vehicle as part of a wider system and, in that context, take steps to secure both the existing fleet and new vehicles. OEMs that gain and fulfill the trust of their customers will also win a competitive advantage, and will be able to grow securely and confidently as digital enterprises.
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