|Yair Allouche, IBM cybersecurity researcher|
Editor’s note: This article is by Yair Allouche, researcher at IBM’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Beer Sheva, Israel.
When my sister reluctantly upgraded to a smart phone, she was concerned that her location, contacts, personal calendar, and even banking information would be vulnerable to cybercrime. And she was right to be concerned. Most of us made the decision to give up a certain amount of security in exchange for the wondrous and practical applications that we can no longer live without. But how many of us are making that same conscious decision when we buy a new car?
IBM cybersecurity researchers in Israel are developing protection for connected cars by providing cloud-based intelligence to identify cyberattacks and suspicious activity that can endanger the car or its occupants. By offering car manufacturers a hybrid system that can collect, analyze, and cross-reference massive amounts of data from different vehicles, these researchers are bringing IBM’s security smarts from the data centers to the road.