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A major section of the Internet of Things (IoT) comprises the internet-enabled systems within vehicles that collect and transmit data over the air (OTA).


  • In a few years, we will see the rise of autonomous, or self-driving vehicles, obviating the need for a driver altogether and relying even more heavily on connectivity to perform their tasks.

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  • Explains some of the major security risks facing connected cars.
  • Describes how the self-driving car market is expected to evolve.

Key questions answered

  • Why do autonomous vehicles pose an even more serious cyber risk than driver-controlled connected cars?
  • What kinds of threats do connected cars face?

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  • Summary
  • Attacks can be on and from connected cars
  • Autonomous vehicles are connected by default
  • AV development makes connected car security an even more pressing requirement


  • Further reading
  • Author

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