Cyber threats and vulnerabilities are expanding exponentially and will continue to grow as the ecosystem that vehicles connect to becomes ever more complex. In tandem, vehicle manufacturers are responding to growing customer demand for convenience, accessibility, and affordability.
There are countless vulnerabilities that can be exploited to take control of a vehicle or vehicle manufacturer’s supercomputer network. However, only a small number will be exploited either by accident or maliciously, and from these an even smaller subset will result in insurance claims.
Our research focuses on the wider connectivity ecosystem, vehicle manufacturer implementation strategies, and on building ways of assessing relative risk between vehicles and vehicle manufacturers. Combining the right factors to represent that risk through intelligence is unique to cyber security, and Thatcham Research is uniquely placed to provide that risk intelligence.