Automakers are in a race to deliver new and more exciting experiences—a race in which they are faced with challenges to meet quality demands within rigid delivery timeframes, but also opportunities to reshape the industry and to establish new business models and revenue streams.
IHS Markit estimates that by 2025 more than 620 million vehicles will feature embedded connectivity, a rapid increase from merely 208 million in early 2019, enriching the experiences of drivers and passengers alike. The changing landscape and hyper-connectivity between the car and the cloud also create cybersecurity challenges, with an ever-expanding attack surface that requires active and continuous monitoring and protection.
Modern automakers require solutions that enable them to deliver these new experiences while mitigating risks associated with system vulnerabilities, preventing data breaches, and managing threats to the systems’ integrity and safety. This solution is now taking the shape of cloud-based systems, such as Vehicle Security Operations Centers (vSOC). HARMAN SHIELD delivers the core of the vSOC functionality by monitoring the cyber posture of connected vehicles based on a myriad of data sources, such as operational telematics, instrumentation of in-vehicle cybersecurity components, and third-party data sources.