Sam Shawki, CEO, MagicCube, writes about how the need to protect data about drivers and vehicles’ performance grows with each connected car that hits the grid – indeed data security in connected cars can literally be a matter of life and death. What must we do to protect it?

By 2020, one out of five vehicles will have some form of wireless network connection. Inside each car sits a tangled network of subsystems – attack such as for infotainment, braking and in-car payments – that are vulnerable to. These electrical components are linked to each other, to a central electrical components unit, and back to the outside world through the driver’s mobile device, or directly via other network interfaces.

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