Saturday, June 13, 2015
My campervan is not a cyber security risk
Speaking to TrustedReviews this week, Alexander Moiseev, Kaspersky Europe's Managing Director, has warned that your car is at serious risk of being hacked. He is, however, wrong and I'm going to explain why. Kaspersky Lab and Mr Moiseev may well insist that the threats to the automotive industry are very real, and very much here and now; and while I don't dispute that there are concerns I do think there is a very real element of Mandy Rice-Davies Applies about the entire debate. With the demise, albeit a long and drawn out death, of desktop AntiVirus as the golden goose of the IT security industry, it should come as no real surprise when that industry looks for alternative areas to occupy. Transport is one of the much hyped, I would argue over-hyped, areas currently doing the rounds. The more the 'threat' is talked up, the more there will be a demand from consumers for 'protection' and vehicle manufacturers will turn to vendors to supply it. That is far from my campervan being hackable now, or ever, matter of fact.