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ENISA Good Practices For Security Of Smart Cars

ENISA Good Practices For Security Of Smart Cars

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SUMMARY

This research examines good practices about the security of smart cars and includes several features to enhance car users’ experience and make car safety better.

The research purpose is to be used as a reference point to boost cybersecurity for smart cars in Europe. The paper also aims at raising awareness of key threats and risks while it takes a special look at “cybersecurity for safety”.

According to the study, the automotive sector is going through a paradigm change towards connected and autonomous vehicles. Current smart cars present in the market offer connected, added-value characteristics with the purpose to boost car users’ experience or make car safety better. 

The paper notes that connectivity is expected to expand even further with the emergence of 5G, and therefore new cybersecurity risks will appear which need to be taken care of.

With the emergence of semi-autonomous and autonomous cars - which use machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques - the potential risks and cybersecurity challenges also see a rise, the research indicates.

The study takes a look at various cyberattacks that have smart cars as a target. These attacks can have as a consequence vehicle immobilization, car accidents, financial losses or disclosure of personal data. Therefore it is necessary to put in place proper security measures to reduce potential risks, particularly because these attacks threaten the security, safety, and privacy of users.

The document reviews several threats and cybersecurity risks concerning smart cars and presents security measures to resolve these risks.

OUTLINE

Introduction and Executive Summary

Smart cars

Threats and examples

Security

References

Annexes

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Title
ENISA Good Practices For Security Of Smart Cars
Region
Global
Published
Nov. 15, 2019
Publisher
enisa
Author(s)
ENISA
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
103
Number of Tables
0
Number of Exhibits
20
Topics
cloud, security
Tags
automotive, autonomous vehicles, cloud computing, cloud security, cyber attack, cyber risk, cyber security, enisa, ensila, EU, europe, global, privacy, regulation, security, smart cars, software security
Author(s)
ENISA
Methodology
This report is based on the research of relevant documents as well as on a questionnaire and interviews with industry experts.
EVALUATION

What makes this report an excellent read is that it contains plenty of interesting examples of smart cars' cybersecurity attack scenarios.

Positives:

  • Clear Executive Summary
  • Well-structured document
  • Good graphs
  • References
  • Quality content
  • Examples of smart cars' cybersecurity attack scenarios

Negatives:

  • Language and content can be quite technical on some parts

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