Industry Knowledge (By The Numbers)
- Today more than 90% of automotive innovation comes via software.
- Because cars are now rolling computers, 40% of the cost is in electronic systems.
- In a report by KPMG’s Consumer Loss Barometer, car buyers are highly concerned with automotive cybersecurity. Some buyers stated rejecting future purchases of a compromised brand.
- There is reason to be concerned about cybersecurity. For instance, the North Korean authoritarian regime raised $2,000,000,000 from cyberattacks for 2016 and 2019, according to a United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee report.
- By 2025, cybercrime is expected to reach $10,000,000,000,000 ($10T) globally.
- Enterprise connected device firmware typically integrates and stitches together many open-source software (OSS) projects—sometimes upwards of 300!
- The top 30 vulnerabilities routinely-exploited in 2020, and the ones widely exploited thus far in 2021, have primarily targeted connected devices.
- A zero-day mitigation strategy is critical to maintaining a device’s trustworthiness.
- Every cool beverage, glowing screen, or warm bed is brought to us by Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS).
- IACS requires connectivity, while connectivity supports innovation; connectivity also opens a system to new threats.
- IACS has more significant challenges than a typical connected device, as IACS by design requires orchestration between various connected devices to solve complex interactions, making decisions beyond superhuman speed.
A Quote from Dellfer’s CEO, James Blaisdell
“We are in the next phase of the automotive industry’s evolution, and it is defined by its reliance on connected technologies. While such innovation brings great possibilities, it also comes with expansive security risks. At Dellfer, we take our collective expertise and apply it to creating services that make the adoption of innovation and security possible at the same time.”