Junko Yoshida, EETimes
10/22/2015 00:01 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. — Until the recent wave of carmakers rolling out more and more connected cars for the consumer market, cyber security was always a matter of indifference to car OEMs and Tier Ones. Now, it’s a big deal.
Fresh in everyone’s memory are several celebrated hacking incidents this past summer. These include the vulnerabilities found in Chrysler Jeeps, which resulted in Chrysler’s recall of 1.4 million vehicles, and a flaw in General Motors’ OnStar RemoteLink system, through which a hacker found a way to remotely unlock doors and start engines.
As Egil Juliussen, director research & principal analyst at IHS Automotive, pointed out in a recent presentation to the automotive industry, “Hacking research has shown that nearly all access points can be compromised.” To cope with this reality, technology suppliers are beginning to launch a number of cyber security solutions, he said. They range from hardware security to CAN (Controller Area Network) bus firewalls and ECU software monitoring.
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