Vehicles have become an integrated part of the “personal ecosystem”—offering connectivity, entertainment, convenience. This is a period of transition for the automotive industry, including yet extending beyond its traditional focus on performance, style, and safety. As such, a large automotive manufacturer recognized the need to break down stovepipes and address the cyber threats related to the vehicle ecosystem.
A cross-functional team of Booz Allen automotive and cybersecurity experts conducted an organizational assessment identifying the risks and opportunities for Vehicle Cybersecurity and a technical assessment of the cyber risks and challenges of the manufacturer’s connected vehicle. These assessments led the client to name a new product cybersecurity leader and create a product cybersecurity organization, which the Booz Allen team continues to support. Our continued efforts focus on: Defining the organizational model, prioritizing and addressing critical product risks, and shaping the new team’s strategic approach to fundamentally change how the company and the industry address product cybersecurity.