Importance Of Cybersecurity In Your Shop!
IMPORTANCE OF AUTOMOTIVE CYBERSECURITY
As cars grow smarter and more digitally complex, so too do cybersecurity protocols used to protect these cars from malware. These cars employ cutting-edge vehicle-to-vehicle networks. As such, automotive cybersecurity is required to secure the communication networks, electronic systems, and software used by intelligent cars from harm. These vehicles will eventually come into your shop: how do you prepare for them? Where do you fall within this paradigm?
A SECURE NETWORK FOR YOUR SHOP
Connected and self-driving cars will give customers a new sense of power and freedom. Unfortunately, attached to this freedom comes multiple cybersecurity risks that range from access to the driver’s personal information to loss of control of the vehicle.
In order to protect drivers from these attacks, auto shops need to make sure that their network is secure. If your network isn’t secure, it could lead to a cybersecurity breach for your customers. It is important to have cybersecurity experts regularly evaluate the security of your network.
In tandem with new software systems, connected cars will use radar systems and video sensors. In order to properly repair these new technologies, technicians will need to be trained, and incorporate advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) into their regular training schedules. ADAS and telematics technology will become a daily component of an auto shop’s work mix.
As automotive technicians, it is our duty to see to the well-being of our customers and their vehicles; whether that means repairing their vehicle’s mechanical parts or ensuring its technological safety.