Gartner predicts that by 2020, there’ll be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road. The advanced and connected features will leave our cars vulnerable towards hacking and will make them the next favorite target for potential hackers.
An unprepared OEM may not be able to deal with cyber-attacks and other potential security threats, typically resulting in costly recalls or cumbersome distribution of manual updates.
A customer of ours, a veteran multinational automotive OEM, recently learned this the hard way, when one of its cars got hacked, and it had to quickly respond by issuing USB flash drives with a software update to its customers. The updates delivered via these drives were unsecured and unmanaged. Here’s how HARMAN's Software Update Client, sealed all the vulnerabilities and fully secured the OEM’s software framework.
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