If Hollywood is to be believed, we are all being monitored and our data horded by a multitude of digital interlopers and wrong-doers ranging from troublesome teenagers to rogue organizations.
“The auto industry cannot afford a large-scale hacking of connected vehicles. It would pose great safety risks and damage consumer confidence. Automotive cybersecurity threats are manageable, but automakers must take a proactive approach.”
HARMAN is at the forefront of developments in the field with HARMAN SHIELD, an end-to-end Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solution (IDPS), comprised of embedded software on key components within the vehicle, such as Digital Cockpit systems, Electronic Control Units (ECU), Gateways and Telematics Control Units, alongside the Cybersecurity Analytics Center (CSAC) in the backend. The HARMAN SHIELD solution provides detection, reporting, analysis, mitigation and response capabilities for any security-related threat.
“HARMAN SHIELD is fully integrated with another solution in HARMAN’s portfolio, Remote Vehicle Update Solution (over-the-air software updates), which is being used by 22 automakers on more than 40 million vehicles worldwide. The integrated solution allows them to manage vulnerabilities in their component-level repositories, conduct impact analysis of the cybersecurity posture of their fleet and trigger software campaigns for remediation” says Atzmon. “On top of that, our team is working relentlessly on cutting-edge solutions, heavily involved in industry organizations as Auto-ISAC, SAE International, JASPAR (Japan), SMART Range (Israel) and others, to help keep connected and autonomous vehicles protected.”