Volkswagen has teamed up with cybersecurity experts to establish a new company dedicated to automotive security. On Wednesday, the German automaker said that the new company, dubbed Cymotive, is the result of the efforts of Volkswagen and three Israeli cybersecurity experts. Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire commented below.
Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire:
“This is a signal that Volkswagen is taking cyber security in their vehicles seriously. If done well, this venture could improve automotive cybersecurity across the industry.
If Cymotive takes on the industry problems, instead of focusing on just Volkswagen, it will be in the very interesting position of directly affecting competitors’ market performance. Reporting a vulnerability in a competitor’s vehicle could affect sales or costs for remediation. Cymotive will have to tread carefully with research and disclosure.”