Automotive Cyber- Security Risks

Adrian Pearmine, National Director for Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles (DKS Associates) participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Automotive Cyber-Security Risks”.



In a digital global age, when “automotive computing” makes “endpoint security” a moving target, massive changes seem to be under way for the “automobile industry” globally. When millions of automobiles are being intertwined into a network of connected devices to the internet, the increasing incorporation of in-vehicle computer systems is with a hope that, connected automobiles, will take nations toward a mode of transport, that is safer, smarter, and more efficient for its citizens. However, it also simultaneously increases many new concerns and questions about cyber-security and privacy.

Nations hope for a secure, smart, safe and hi-tech tomorrow, is built on today’s disappointment, as concerns are growing rapidly about critical security weaknesses in many of the internet-connected components, that are integrated in new automobiles  across nations.

As of today, nations lack an effective, security- centric, infrastructure and framework for the “automobile industry”. In the absence of effective, integrated, security- centric risk management framework, infrastructure, tools, technologies and processes; the computer code, connected computers and information, communication and digitalization technologies seems to be creating a perfect formulation for cyber-attacks, espionage, and ransom.

The “digital global age” has brought us the reality that the connected cars and security breaches are becoming an actuality of life. When security vulnerability of one entity or industry, has the potential, to negatively impact, assets in cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS); managing the security risks becomes a fundamental necessity for each nation: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA).

So the big question, today is, when the level of, sophistication, and brilliance, among cyber-criminals is getting similar, if not more, with the cyber defense community, how do we secure automobiles or anything that is connected to the internet?

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About the Guest
Adrian Pearmine, is the National Director for Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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