In 2014, IBM published a point of view on automotive security, “Driving security: Cyber assurance for next-generation vehicles,” which introduced the “Design, Build, Drive” approach for the automotive security lifecycle. It’s time to dig deeper. While it’s logical to tackle each phase in the lifecycle, starting with Design, most conversations around vehicle security quickly turn to the threat to in-service vehicles and data privacy, both of which are aspects of the Drive phase. Consequently, we’ll focus on this phase, the one consumers can most readily identify with, and evaluate ways in which automakers can engineer technology to prevent exploits, detect suspicious behavior and respond by recovering gracefully and safely.

Study highlights

56 percent of consumers say security and privacy will be key differentiators in their future vehicle purchasing decisions - IBM

In the age of connected vehicles, the vehicle is not completely safe until it is secure - IBM

Security must be part of the DNS of the enterprise and manifest itself throughout the full lifecycle of the vehicle - IBM

49 percent of consumers expect the vehicle to be a securely integrated device in the IoT within the next 10 years - IBM

About the authors

Giuseppe Serio

Giuseppe Serio
IBM Global Solution Leader,
Cyber Security

Ben Stanley

Ben Stanley
Global Automotive Leader,
IBM Institute for Business Value

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