Your New Car Is A Hacker Magnet — Automotive Industry Disconnect To Blame

The car that you drive today is a far cry from those of just a decade ago and in many ways is now an internet-connected computer on wheels. This push towards connectivity and smart-motoring has seen the automotive manufacturing industry shift towards becoming as much about software as they are transportation. And that means it faces much the same security challenges as the software industry, but with the distinct disadvantage of being way behind the game.

Newly published Ponemon Institute research suggests that automotive software security is simply not keeping up with the pace of technology and supply chain postures in particular present a major risk not only to the cars of today but also the self-driving vehicles of tomorrow.

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Source: Forbes