It’s not science fiction. Growing concern about cybersecurity for the widening range of electronic vehicle systems is a reality that demands the attention of suppliers and fleets. Hacking of vehicles presents dangers in terms of highway safety, and can compromise the integrity of financial information and business processes.
An educated response to this challenge begins with an understanding of how and where vehicles can be compromised, including through electronic control units and diagnostic and other systems. Increasingly, concern is also being focused on wireless communication and telematics solutions.
For fleet professionals, the rapid growth of vehicle connectivity solutions presents challenges, as well as opportunities. In either case, the time to act is now, before a security breach has negative and unforeseen consequences. With a valuable series of recommendations for fleet administrators, the knowledge to help make vehicles safer and more secure can be put to good use.