December 06, 2017 15:00 ET
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2017) - While the integration of technology and connectivity in automobiles greatly improves the driving experience, it also creates complex cybersecurity challenges for automakers. To address these new concerns, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB)(TSX:BB) today laid out a recommended framework to harden connected and autonomous vehicles against cyberattacks.
"Protecting a car from cybersecurity threats requires a holistic approach," said Sandeep Chennakeshu, President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "Leveraging our experience as a leader in cybersecurity and embedded automotive software, BlackBerry has created a recommended framework to protect cars from cybersecurity threats. If followed, we believe vehicles will not only be secure but BlackBerry Secure."
Within this framework, automakers and their supply chains can deploy their technology choices to differentiate.
BlackBerry's recommendation leverages the company's proven expertise in security and accounts for industry trends in connectivity and automated driving. The key points, outlined in the whitepaper titled "Cybersecurity for Automobiles: BlackBerry's 7-Pillar Recommendation," are summarized below. The full version of the whitepaper can be downloaded here.
BlackBerry has developed and is developing innovative technologies, tools, and services for each of these 7-Pillars. The company will demonstrate its vision for connected cars and autonomous vehicles at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9-12 (Booth #7523, North Hall). For reporters interested in meeting with BlackBerry, please email email@example.com.
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