Connected car security is improving, researchers say


The automotive industry has apparently stepped up their game when it comes to improving connected car security.

According to the latest IOActive report, which was compiled from the results of the company’s extensive research in the field in 2016 and 2017, there has been a significant improvement in front-end cybersecurity, i.e. vehicles’ hardware systems.

Risk ratings have gone down

Since their previous report on the state of vehicle security (released two years ago), the industry has has been tackling the hardening of local interfaces and their efforts have lead to a decrease of vulnerability impact and likelihood, researchers Josh Hammond and Jerel Culliss have noted.