Following the latest announcement from Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling that driverless cars are to hit Britain’s roads by 2021, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below.
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:
“While new technology offers great advantages to drivers, it also brings risks. Connectivity solutions for cars are not always made with security in mind, but manufacturers need to make it a priority issue during the design stage. The software industry learned to provide frequent updates to fix vulnerabilities the hard way – through large-scale malware outbreaks that cost billions of dollars and the automotive industry is only starting to move in this direction. It’s important that car manufacturers work with security experts to develop patented protection technologies that will address all existing cybersecurity issues without hurting the experience, performance and safety of driving – the most valuable things you can get from a car.”