Mitsubishi Electric develops cyber defense technology for connected cars
Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has developed a multi-layered defense technology that protects connected cars from cyber attacks by strengthening their head unit’s (the vehicle’s main link with the internet) defense capabilities. The technology will help realize more secure vehicle systems in line with the increasing popularity of vehicles that are equipped for connection to external networks.
Vehicles with communication functions provide connections to the internet or mobile devices such as smartphones. The importance of cybersecurity is increasing because these vehicles are vulnerable to cyber attacks and even malicious remote control in extreme cases. Mitsubishi Electric’s new defense technology prevents cyber attacks through a variety of security features, including an intrusion detection system without high-load processing and a secure-boot technology that verifies software integrity during the boot process.