European Cybersecurity Agency Publishes Report on Smart Car Security

europe promotes cybersecurity for automated cars

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) recently published a report on the cybersecurity of smart and computerized cars to improve cybersecurity by identifying emerging threats and has also has issued guidance on potential security measures that will help them to mitigate the cars.

The cybersecurity agency is also aiming to provide Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) interfaces, which is required to deploy the intelligent transport systems and autonomous car, which have expanded the potential attack surface and attack vectors.

"Attacks targeting smart cars may lead to vehicle immobilization, road accidents, financial losses, disclosure of sensitive and personal data, and even endanger road users' safety," warns the ENISA report. The report also stated that many smart cars had been hijacked; to avoid this, it is essential to bring innovation and technology together. 

Interest in autonomous cars, from both end-users and manufacturers, is significant. So the cybersecurity agency in Europe is trying to bring about a change in the automated car market. The smart cars which are already available provide a connected user experience to improve car safety. With the increased connectivity, it helps to tackle the new cybersecurity risks and threats. If optimistic predictions on the topic prove to be correct, the world may see the widespread deployment of fully automated vehicles as early as 2030.