How improving application security in the automotive industry can shorten product development time, reduce costs, and save lives.
The public’s sense of security was shattered when, in 2015, white hat hackers remotely attacked a Jeep vehicle through its computer system. The infiltration seemed harmless at first — loud music blared and windshield fluid erupted uncontrollably. What first seemed nothing more than annoying turned more ominous as the engine was forcibly turned off on the highway with traffic coursing by at 70 mph.
While the attack was carried out merely to demonstrate the vulnerability, it cast a deep shadow across the entire automotive industry and raised serious questions about vehicle safety. As automobiles become more high-tech, more connected, and more reliant on applications for their everyday functions, how reliable and safe are they? What can automakers do to stem the growth of new application security risks in automobiles?
About Security Compass
Security Compass, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, enables organizations to shift left and build secure applications by design, integrated directly with existing DevSecOps tools and workflows. Its flagship product, SD Elements, allows organizations to balance the need to accelerate software time-to-market while managing risk by automating significant portions of proactive manual processes for security and compliance. SD Elements is the world’s first Balanced Development Automation platform. Security Compass is the trusted solution provider to leading financial and technology organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense, government agencies, and renowned global brands across multiple industries. The company is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in the U.S. and India. For more information, please visit https://www.securitycompass.com/