Tech Specs: QA Consultants joins Project Arrow as cybersecurity specialists

Toronto, Ontario – On Sept. 7, QA Consultants announced it was awarded the role of onboarding and integrating cybersecurity solutions on Project Arrow, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association’s all-Canadian zero-emission concept vehicle. According to the QA Consultants press release, Project Arrow works within Canada’s best electric-drive, alternative-fuel, connected, autonomous and lightweight technology companies, showcasing the […]

Repair Rights: New NHTSA guidelines promote balance between security and third-party access

Toronto, Ontario — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has new guidelines promoting the need to balance the needs of cybersecurity and third-party access, in light of the right to repair movement and multiple cases of vehicles being stolen or compromised due to inadequate security systems. Effectively an update of its 2016 predecessor, “Cybersecurity Best […]

Intruder Alert: Tips to avoid cyberattacks in the age of hacking

Toronto, Ontario – Reliance on digital connectivity in the automotive industry at all levels from corporation to fleet and consumer is leaving the industry increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to an article by Tripwire. While apocalyptic claims that cyberattacks would send planes plummeting and calculators bursting into flame aren’t new, fourth-generation interconnectivity is a new […]

EV/AV Report: May 9, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Tesla raises the price of FSD in Canada, EV charging stations are becoming a target for hackers and Canadian mining company Vale signs a deal to provide nickel for Tesla batteries. Full Self-Driving, Fuller Price Canadians will have to shell out just a little […]

Cyber Stall: Toyota forced to halt domestic production due to suspected cyber attack

Toronto, Ontario — Proving the need for adequate online protection for businesses, Toyota has announced that it will be forced to halt production at its 14 Japanese factories on Tuesday, due a suspected cyber attack suffered by one of the automaker’s plastic parts suppliers. Toyota says they expect to lose about 13,000 vehicles in output […]

Cyber SHIELD: AUTOCRYPT partners with University of Windsor’s SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

Toronto, Ontario — As automotive technology evolves to become more autonomous and electrified, cyber threats have become a cause for concern. So, to help mitigate those risks and prioritize research and development in securing autonomous vehicles, electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity provider AUTOCRYPT and the University of  Windsor’s SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, […]

When It Rains, It Pours: ICBC rebate cheques delayed due to cyberattacks

Victoria, British Columbia — In yet another twist on the path to British Columbian drivers finally getting rebate cheques from ICBC’s pandemic savings, the crown insurer reported on Wednesday that they suffered a cyberattack that has caused a temporary delay in the cheque delivery process. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) reported that the […]

In-Cyber Insights: Most shops underprepared for cyberattacks, according to new report from APMA

Toronto, Ontario – A new report from the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is reminding collision shop owners that adequate cybersecurity measures are no longer optional in today’s automotive environment. “Cyber has many faces in today’s automotive industry and poses significant risks if left unchecked,” said Flavio Volpe, APMA president.  “The reality is that now, […]

Report: Automotive cybersecurity to grow to $759 million by 2023

The chart above shows the projected growth of cybersecurity by segment.

Southfield, Michigan — September 28, 2016 — The era of the connected car brings new possibilities, but it also brings new risks. Cybersecurity is expected to be a growth industry in coming years, according to a new report from IHS Automotive. There are nearly 112 million vehicles now connected around the world, according to the […]