Autonomous Cars: More Than Secured – ‘Berry Secured!

In these increasingly Internet-connected times, security is becoming more and more important – and nowhere more so than in the field of autonomous transport. Here at UTB we have already reported on the hack of a Jeep Cherokee which led to the driver having control of his vehicle (including steering and transmission) removed.

Luckily, this time the hack was a demonstration, performed with the full agreement (and fore-knowledge) of the driver – but as more companies look to autonomous cars for the next evolution of transport, ensuring that those autonomous systems are as secure as possible will be essential.

Designers and manufacturers of the safest autonomous cars will be those who consider the security implications from the outset, not those who add it as an afterthought. As the world leaders in mobile security, it stands to reason that the sensible choice is to choose security supplied by BlackBerry. After all, there is a reason that BlackBerry is still the chosen mobility partner of all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global banks and law firms, and the 5 largest managed healthcare, investment services, and oil and gas companies!

BlackBerry’s Certicom ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) is certified by the NSA, and has been adapted for secure automotive message encryption. Combined with BlackBerry’s secure OTA solutions (which allow for the deployment of secure software updates) and QNX’s all-car OS, BlackBerry offers a reliable and safe car platform – not just “secure”, but BlackBerry secure!

Read more on the BlackBerry Blog.

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Jon Hunnings

(Step-)father & husband. I code directly on my #BlackBerry devices, in between blogs! Contact me via Twitter: @BrizBerryDevs or via email: brizberrydevs@utbblogs.com

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