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Connected Car Security Overview 2018: Securing Connected and Autonomous Cars for a Smarter World

Dublin, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Securing Connected and Autonomous Cars for a Smarter World" report has been added to's offering.

Cars are continually incorporating more software and becoming more connected, opening up vulnerabilities to cyber security attacks. At present cars have approximately 100 ECUs and more than 100 million lines of code which provides a massive attack surface for hackers.

Hackers can exploit and gain access to any vulnerable, peripheral ECU such as Bluetooth, to take control of critical core ECUs which controls brakes or engine. Hackers can disabled a vehicle's brakes or steering, can shut down the engine, or manipulate other on-board systems through denial of service attacks (DDoS), thereby endangering the vehicle occupants' lives.

Also, addition of any connected component to support vehicle infotainment systems, maintenance monitoring, and other systems, increases cyber-attack possibilities.

Key security challenges faced by the automotive industry in IoT ecosystem are through following threat vectors:

  • Vulnerable Connected Components
  • Data Transmissions and Unauthorized Access
  • Unsecured Software (OTA) Updates

In brief, this research service covers the following points:

  • Connected Car Security - An Overview
  • Security Challenges for Connected Cars
  • Technology Advancements in Connected Car Security Arena
  • Key Market Trends and Developments
  • Key Innovations related to OTA updates and ECU security
  • Patent, adoption trends and key funding initiatives

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Connected Car Security - An Overview

  • Multiple Surface Attack Points are Going to Increase with the Increasing Number of ECUs and Connected Components
  • All Stakeholders will Forge Partnerships to Innovate and Develop Enhanced Products and Services for a Secure Driving Experience
  • Key Triggering Events Related to Security Breach are Driving the Need for Developing Secure Best Practices in the Automotive Industry
  • Automotive Ecosystem is Moving toward Integration of Multiple Domains, such as IoT, and V2X Communication
  • Secure Connectivity Requirement Needs to be Embedded in the Manufacturing Process Itself

3. Challenges for Connected Car Security

  • Unauthorized Access is One of the Prime Security Challenges in the Connected Ecosystem
  • Consequences of Cyber Attacks on Cars
  • Impact Assessment of Drivers and Challenges for Connected Car Security
  • Threat Vectors Majorly Gain Access through In-vehicle Physical Connection Points and Wireless Systems

4. Connected Car Security Architecture

  • Connected Car Distributed Security Architecture
  • Secure Optimization of Hardware with Tamper Proof Security is Necessary

5. Key Innovations Related to Security of Connected Cars (ECU Security, OTA Updates, In-vehicle Networks)

  • Karamba Security Enables OEMs to Integrate Security Measures in the Software Development Process
  • Layered Security Approach Provided by Argus Solution is Protecting Critical On Board Systems
  • Deep Learning-based Solution Scans for Vulnerability throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Multilayered Car Security Architecture Simulates Potential Threat Vectors
  • ECU Security and OTA Updates are becoming Key Elements of Majority of Security Offerings

6. Patent Landscape and Trends for Connected Cars Security

  • Technology Developers Driving Rapid Advancements in the Connected Car Security Space through Licensing
  • Automotive, Semiconductor, and Telecom Industries are Leading Connected Car Security Patent Holders
  • Key Patent Families - Application vs Innovation Metrics (2015 - 2017)
  • IBM Poised to Emerge as a Leader in the Connected Car Security Space in the Long Term
  • Key Patents on Secure Data Transmission
  • Key Patents on In-vehicle Communication Network

7. Regulation Overview for Securing Connected Cars

  • Alliances between Major Automotive Companies are Primarily Driving Development in the Connected Car Security Framework
  • Adopting a More Flexible Regulatory Approach will Enable Development of Cybersecurity Best Practices

8. GDPR and its Implications on the Automotive Sector, Especially Connected Cars

  • OEMs needs to Align their Vehicles and Connected Car Ecosystem with the Regulation for Compliance
  • GDPR Enforcement to Boost the Personal Data Privacy Norms

9. Technology Roadmap for Connected Car Security

  • Proposed Technology Roadmap for Enhancing Connected Car Security Capabilities

10. Analyst Viewpoints and Strategic Recommendations for Securing Connected Cars

  • Strategic Collaborations will be Key to Secured Connected Cars
  • Ensuring Data Privacy and Authentication of User Identity will Drive Adoption of Connected Cars in the Near Future

11. Industry Contacts

Companies Mentioned

  • Argus Solution
  • IBM
  • Karamba Security

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