Allianz researchers working with car makers on cyber security

Allianz Germany is working with the local car manufacturing industry to highlight the vulnerabilities in the electronics systems of vehicles that can be exploited by criminals

As the number of electronic systems in cars has increased, they have become more vulnerable to cyber attack, according to Stephan Gerhager, chief information security officer at Allianz Germany.

“I started a research project into these vulnerabilities because, as insurers, we wanted to understand how vehicles are protected from criminals,” he told the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017 in Munich.

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