The automotive industry is undergoing rapid transformation. In the past, manufacturers simply produced cars. Today, they produce smart vehicles. As cars have evolved into intelligent machines that can communicate with each other, manufacturers must also consider software and provide regular updates.
Modern cars produce and collect data such as GPS positions, mileage, and driving behavior. As a result, the automotive industry must ensure that this data is secured and protected as well as comply with general data protection rules such as GDPR and other industry-specific regulations such as WP.29 and TISAX.
These levels of security also apply and affect suppliers and service providers within the supply chain of the automotive industry. As the car, its parts, manufacturers and related services become more connected, the number of vulnerabilities and potential security and threat vectors increases. In addition, as products become smarter, so does production.
Cybersecurity solutions need to protect and secure the supply chain as well as all smart devices which are involved in the manufacturing process. More information about supply chain security can be found here.
Organizations need to implement cybersecurity measures at each stage to protect data. It must be protected not only where it is stored, but also when it is generated, shared, and processed.
Utimaco provides a wide range of data security solutions from Hardware Security Modules, to file encryption to key injection to secure and protect data at every stage of the automotive manufacturing industry.