BT offers ethical hacking service to connected vehicle suppliers
BT has unveiled its BT Assure Ethical Hacking for Vehicles service, designed to test the exposure of wireless connected vehicles to cyber-attacks.
Vehicles are becoming more connected through electronic systems like navigation, infotainment and safety monitoring tools. The proliferation of these technologies, said BT, raises concerns about the ability of hackers to gain access and control to essential functions and features of vehicles. Others could use information on drivers’ habits for commercial purposes without drivers’ knowledge or consent.
BT is offering its ethical hacking service to vehicle manufacturers, insurance companies and other players in the automotive industry, with the aim of identifying and fixing vulnerabilities “before the keys of a new vehicle are handed to a proud owner”, it said. To ensure the car remains safe throughout its lifetime, BT will also offer ongoing support to maintain security against new and evolving threats.