The threat is real. Passengers’ safety is at risk from remote cyber-attacks. During the last month, two major OEMs had their vehicles remotely hacked.
At the same time, a leading aftermarket product was compromised.
So What’s Making The Headlines?
Sen. Ed Markey’s office released a report stating that millions of cars and trucks are vulnerable to hacking through wireless, remote technologies that could jeopardize driver safety and privacy.
The Markey report came shortly after CBS News’ “60 Minutes” story showing how a leading vehicle brand was subject to remote hacking. In addition, researchers working for the German Automotive Association reported cyber security vulnerabilities, putting 2.2 million vehicles of a different OEM at risk.
If that was not enough, an independent researcher reported lately that he could hack and exploit Progressive’s Snapshot, an OBD-II device used for insurance purposes, possibly affecting more than 2 million cars.
This comes a few months after Argus researchers were the first to alert the industry on these risks. Argus promoted passengers safety by responsibly disclosing security vulnerabilities to a leading aftermarket vendor.
Argus IPS – Prevention Is Better Than Cure – The Argus Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) could have prevented these hacks
As a tested and field-proven solution for automotive cyber security, the Argus IPS detects hacking attempts and prevents them from affecting a vehicle’s mission-critical systems. It also notifies car manufacturers in real-time when these attempts are happening, as was also demonstrated recently at CES 2015
In addition, Argus Vulnerability Assessment Services help identify vulnerabilities in advance, while complying with emerging regulation.
Learn how Argus helps ensure passengers’ safety and prevent the next massive cyber-recalls.
Argus is an automotive cyber security pioneer enabling car manufacturers to protect technologically advanced connected vehicles from current and future malicious attacks. Founded by cyber security experts, Argus incorporates both innovative security methods and proven computer networking practices into comprehensive solutions for the automotive industry. http://www.argus-sec.com or visit us at LinkedIn