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Connected Vehicle Cybersecurity Services

Understanding your vehicle’s risks

From sensors and cameras to artificial intelligence, vehicles are becoming increasingly smart and connected. But innovations like driver assistance technology and self-driving neural network hardware present new cybersecurity concerns. Learn how your organization can balance this innovation with the cybersecurity, privacy, and safety risks that may be introduced.

Balancing innovation and risk for the road ahead

The safety of vehicles has long been a concern of regulators, suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, and consumers. Traditionally, understanding the safety impacts of a vehicle was based on safety risk assessments and testing. As a result of innovation, vehicles began to include advanced technology. This technology introduced a new risk area and an imperative consideration when determining the reliability, resilience, and trustworthiness of a vehicle: cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity threats demand attention since they pose new risks to safety, security, and privacy. A significant challenge associated with these cyber threats is to balance the functionality that is improving and transforming performance and user acceptance with the associated risks.

Regulators, suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, and consumers are waking up to these connected vehicle risks and have begun to put processes in place to manage this risk. Standards and guidelines are now being developed to assist these stakeholders in playing their part to secure connected vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two sets of guidance for automotive cybersecurity in "Cybersecurity Leading practices for Modern Vehicles"1 and "Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety 2.0."2 These guides address cybersecurity practices suppliers and original equipment manufacturers can put in place both at a programmatic level (e.g., risk assessment, security testing, vulnerability reporting/disclosure) and at a product/vehicle level (e.g., cybersecurity design controls).


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How we can help drive connected vehicle cybersecurity

Deloitte’s Connected Vehicle Services can help companies throughout the automotive ecosystem—from international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to suppliers and contractors—reduce the risks that arise from connected, smart, and advanced vehicle systems. We have a range of experience from numerous product cybersecurity industries (e.g., automotive, medical device, telecommunications) and work to bring an end-to-end product cybersecurity approach to our clients leveraging leading practices and lessons learned from each industry (which have varying levels of maturity). The team tailors its approach to your organization, working to help you address component-specific issues within your organization. Deloitte's services are designed to help clients strengthen their cybersecurity posture within the automotive ecosystem. With broad experience working with national and international OEMs and suppliers—combined with professionals who specialize in product cybersecurity and privacy program development and operations, regulatory and quality compliance, and security engineering and analysis/testing—our team can provide a new perspective on connected vehicle cybersecurity strategies. We provide a wide range of services, including:

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Leon Nash

Leon Nash

Principal | Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

Leon, a principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP, is the Automotive and Future of Mobility leader of the Cyber Risk Services practice of Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. He has over two decades of experi... More

Joe Kwederis

Joe Kwederis

Principal | Deloitte & Touche LLP

Joe has more than 30 years of experience in the risk management, internal control, and information security fields serving a diverse set of automotive, manufacturing, and financial services clients. H... More