WILMINGTON, Mass., Dec. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sponsored by Security Innovation and INTEGRITY Security Services, a Green Hills Software company, the Ponemon Institute has conducted their second annual cybersecurity survey of over 500 automotive developers, engineers, and executives.
“The cybersecurity of connected vehicles is one of the most important challenges for the automotive industry,” says Pete Samson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security Innovation’s embedded systems team. “Our second annual Ponemon survey represents an important step toward understanding and therefore improving the safety, security and privacy of the global transportation system.”
The survey results provide valuable insights on the mindset of over 500 key people in the automotive software ecosystem regarding the state of cybersecurity readiness within their industry. The results are alarming although they do show cause for optimism when compared to last year’s survey.
Some key findings include:
”While study results show there is still work to be done to secure connected vehicles, there are many things that can be started today,” said Gregory Rudy, Director of Business Development at INTEGRITY Security Service, a Green Hills Software Company. ”Automotive executives must champion this change by promoting secure system design by allocating requirements, properly training, and looking to outside security suppliers for help. Automotive security starts with the ECU and must extend throughout the manufacturing supply chain.”
About Security Innovation
Since 2002, Security Innovation has been the trusted partner for cybersecurity risk analysis and mitigation for the world’s leading companies. Security Innovation is dedicated to securing and protecting sensitive data in the most challenging environments – automobiles, desktops, web applications, mobile devices and in the cloud. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit www.securityinnovation.com.
About INTEGRITY Security Services
INTEGRITY Security Services was established in 2009 by Green Hills Software to provide best-in-class embedded security solutions. ISS products and services secure devices, software, networks, and data—from the smallest embedded component to the largest data center—throughout the product lifecycles. Comprehensive solutions include cryptographic toolkits and high-availability enterprise PKI systems to provide absolute end-to-end security. Learn more about ISS at www.ghsiss.com.
About The Ponemon Institute
Ponemon Institute conducts independent research on privacy, data protection and information security policy. Our goal is to enable organizations in both the private and public sectors to have a clearer understanding of the trends in practices, perceptions and potential threats that will affect the collection, management and safeguarding of personal and confidential information about individuals and organizations. Ponemon Institute research informs organizations on how to improve upon their data protection initiatives and enhance their brand and reputation as a trusted enterprise. For more information, please visit http://www.ponemon.org/.
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