Go to content Phone human-readable description of the message we trying to accomplish. Search human-readable description of the message we trying to accomplish. Map pin human-readable description of the message we trying to accomplish.

This week McKinsey & Co. and the Global Semiconductor Alliance published an enlightening report into the changing attitudes towards cybersecurity in the automotive industry. The report highlights both the new regulatory frameworks that will force cybersecurity to the top of the agenda as well as a key change in perception of the role that cybersecurity plays in the future of the industry.

Automotive Cyber Security Standards

Automotive Cyber Security Standards

New automotive regulations are being finalised and will impact over 24m vehicles in more than 60 countries around the world. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations framework on cybersecurity and software updates will be implemented from mid-2022 (UNECE WP.29).  One of the main requirements of these regulations is to secure the vehicle by design, in order to mitigate the threat of cyber attacks along the value chain.   For many companies this will require a fundamental change in approach. Cybersecurity should no longer be viewed as a bolt-on solution to legacy software architectures.

The study highlights that 61% of respondents view reputation risk as a key concern when it comes to cybersecurity, with customers putting blame and liability for any security issues firmly on to the OEMs. Additionally, 62%  highlighted the quality impact of poor cybersecurity solutions implemented across the automotive supply chain. This clearly underlines a growing recognition that cybersecurity needs to be a crucial strategic consideration for the industry as a whole. Security must become a central part of a company’s quality processes and frameworks.

At Trustonic, we believe that the impact of robust automotive cybersecurity will extend even further to be a core foundation upon which customer engagement is enhanced.  With Connected Cars, Cellular-V2X, ADAS & Autonomy all set to be key technologies in the near future, it will be imperative that customers have the upmost confidence in the OEMs ability to protect their vehicles, their data and their services just as much as they trust them to protect their lives.

How Trustonic Can Help

We are working with companies across the automotive value chain, from chipset providers to OEMs, to embed our Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) into millions of vehicles around the world, providing next level security for protecting assets and ensuring that critical applications and services are protected. Implementing a TEE at the hardware level ensures that there is always a secure runtime environment within the vehicle, a key step towards delivering secure vehicles by design. We believe these new regulations and requirements will play an important role in ensuring that from a digital perspective, the automotive industry can fully realise the vision and value of a connected future.

Related content



Top 10 Security Challenges in the Automotive Industry for Connected Cars

The global market for connected cars is forecast to grow significantly over the next few years as innovations in connectivity transform the automotive industry. The benefits to consumers are numerous: connectivity offers drivers everything from high definition streaming media, Wi-Fi access, improved entertainment systems, and the ability to remotely control aspects of the vehicle using mobile phone applications, such as the locking/unlocking and ignition mechanisms.



Hyundai to Demonstrate Digital Car Key Secured by Trustonic Application Protection at the New York Auto Show

Digital Key enables convenient and secure car-sharing on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

NEW YORK, USA, CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 9, 2019 – Mobile-device and application-security technology company Trustonic announced today that Hyundai Motor America will demonstrate its new Digital Key app, secured by Trustonic Application Protection, at the New York International Auto Show 2019. The Digital Key will launch with the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata in the fall.

All Automotive Cyber Security posts
Back to top