— Currently in terms of security, the mobility industry is facing a new major challenge: the threat of cyber attacks. After all, vehicles have long since moved away from merely consisting of high-quality hardware designed and installed based on the ideas of engineers and designers. They can now also be thought of as computers on wheels or small data centers on wheels that are packed full of software and increasingly connected to one another and to their surroundings. In the not too distant future, vehicles will also be able to navigate the roads completely autonomously thanks to AI control.
However, as cars become more and more connected, this opens up a variety of gateways for criminals to launch attacks, steal data, or even manipulate or disrupt functions – including security functions. In worst-case scenarios, this could endanger the lives of those inside. To mitigate or avert the risk of cyber attacks, DEKRA DIGITAL – a subsidiary of DEKRA – is working on cyber security services for vehicles, naturally guided by the latest industry standards and requirements.