The automotive industry is accelerating toward a technology-centric future with connectivity at its heart. Disruption lurks at every turn. To stay relevant, carmakers are already beginning to change their traditional business models, embracing partnerships with tech providers and developing service oriented revenue streams. At the same time, aftermarket fleet operators are reaping the rewards of data-driven, connected vehicles to improve business operations and customer service and to drive competitive advantage.
But to grow and succeed, the industry must also focus on the escalating cyber and fraud threats facing connected vehicles and fleets. The threat of data theft, service outage, fraud, misuse and even the physical safety of drivers and passengers should be paramount for all OEMs and fleet operators.
Due to the complexity of the connected cars network ecosystem and the challenge of implementing in-vehicle cybersecurity solutions, especially to protect vehicles that are already on the road today or that will be shipped in the near future, connected cars must be safeguarded by centralizing security in the automotive cloud, the demarcation point between the operational network (OT) and the information network (IT).
Only at the automotive cloud or data center, can complete visibility of the entire connected car stack be achieved for end-to-end cyber detection. This way the solution is much easier to deploy, nonintrusive, and can enhance visibility with the complete picture enriched from multiple data sources.
This white paper explores the current technology and connectivity transformations of the automotive industry, the security challenges facing OEMs and after-market connected cars, and how Upstream’s innovative, centralized approach to automotive cybersecurity helps stakeholders mitigate cyber and safety risk while boosting business success.