The Hubble space telescope employs 4 million lines of code, a Boeing 787 has 6.5 million and a high-end connected car runs over 100 million lines of code. In the future, effectively all manufactured vehicles will come with smartphone-like connectivity.This rise in connectivity inevitably means an increase in the vulnerability to cyberattacks.
Protecting the connected car ecosystem will become a difficult task, especially as the proliferation of data across different connected devices makes them more susceptible to cyber threats.
Under ideal conditions, threats such as remote unlocking and stealing of vehicles, malicious utilization of software update mechanisms and privacy breaches are first identified by white hats hackers (ethical hackers), who then figure out the issue and run emergency patches. But the situation is not always ideal.
Technology in modern cars is definitely enhancing driver convenience and user experience, while also making evident that there may be countless vulnerabilities waiting to be exploited. This, in turn, leads us to a crucial insight: no matter how greatly security efforts are prioritized, vulnerabilities will always remain part of the equation.
So, how do we achieve real-time intrusion detection and remediation capabilities?
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