Research at the Cyber Security Academy: ‘Lack of cyber security poses threat to modern cars’

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Safety and Security (LDE-CSS) works in cooperation with the Cyber Security Academy (CSA). There is a very interesting research published under supervision of LDE-CSS founder prof. Jan van den Berg, which is widely reported in the media. Herbert Leenstra conducted research at 13 Dutch companies and institutions linked to the automotive industry.  

Cars are becoming increasingly smarter and are connected with each other and their surroundings to an increasing extent via their on-board systems. From April 2018, it will be mandatory for all new cars manufactured in the EU to be connected via eCall (emergency call). However, these mobile computers are not designed to keep malicious hackers at bay. The automotive industry needs to take the lead in order to improve cyber security.

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