Down in a dark basement in Germany, a team of whitehat hackers were hard at work. They had spent weeks trying to find weaknesses in technically advanced automobiles.
It’s no surprise that criminals are constantly searching for ways to break through the world’s cyber defenses. And now, as cars become more computerised and connected, hackers have set their sights on finding new ways to steal or control vehicles remotely.
Thankfully, this “hacking” team was on the good side: Cyber technology and risk assessment professionals from Deloitte, working together with some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), not only identified the cyber protections needed for new models, but also changed the game on how the company would tackle automotive security in the future.