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Connected Car Apps Put Drivers and Data in Jeopardy

The evolution of the connected car to just another node on the Internet of Things (IoT) brings limitless possibilities. With this connectivity, however come several security and privacy risks. The need to implement secure telematics solutions are becoming more diverse and immediate. In addition to traditional firmware or machine-to-machine security approaches, the applications also require protection from hackers and malicious threats. The increase in new risks targeting automotive applications can compromise critical vehicle systems, the integrity of valuable or private vehicle and user information, or premium content and payment processing channels. Hackers seek to exploit unprotected applications in many ways.

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