Electronics continue to proliferate in automotive applications, such that the typical new car contains dozens of embedded systems. And a hacked car is among the nightmare scenarios for automakers and drivers alike. Security domains for hardware and software include: in-vehicle processors; local area and wide area communications; infotainment; remote software updating and management; and related applications.
What questions are addressed?
- How fast is connectivity increasing in the automotive market, and how does it impact cybersecurity?
- How do security requirements differ between safety-critical functions and information systems?
- How does the automotive industry's tiered supply chain impact cybersecurity?
- Which embedded hardware and software technologies will help secure automotive systems?
- How large is the automotive market for embedded security software, hardware, and cloud services?
- Which security vendors are poised for the greatest impact in this segment?
Who should read this report?
- This report is for those making critical decisions regarding product, market, channel, and competitive strategy and tactics in the automotive electronics and embedded security markets. People who could benefit from reading this report include those with roles in: product management, marketing and strategy executives at OEMs, development tools suppliers, investment firms, and associated positions and organizations.
Vendors Mentioned in this Report
- Athena Group
- Green Hills Software
- Harman/Redbend/Symphony Teleca
- Mentor Graphics
- Security Innovation
As Internet connectivity and electronic features proliferate in motor vehicles, cybersecurity threats will increase risks to both occupant safety and data privacy. The tiered nature of the automotive supply chain complicates efforts to design and build secure vehicles. The CAN bus used in many safety-critical vehicle functions is particularly problematic to secure, as is the interface between infotainment and functional systems. Forthcoming vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technologies will introduce additional cybersecurity risks.
A range of automotive hardware and software security solutions is already available with more in development. However, automakers will exacerbate the challenges of data security and privacy through their desire to monetize vehicle data.
- Nearly one-third of new vehicles sold in 2015 had Internet connectivity through embedded cellular modems and/or smartphone interface, and by 2020, more than three-quarters of new vehicles will have such connectivity.
- The average new vehicle in 2015 contained XX microprocessors, a number which will continue to rise in coming years but be partially offset by consolidation of multiple functions into individual processors.
- Fewer than XX% of in-vehicle microprocessors employed hardware security features in 2014, but VDC expects that portion to rise to XX% by 2020.
- IoT cloud services for the automotive market will rise from $XX in 2014 to $XX in 2020, presenting strong opportunity for cloud vendors and technology suppliers with expertise in both security and the automotive market.