Auto supply chain sector is the most cyber attacked, finds Seqrite Labs report – ET Auto

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Supply chains within the automotive sector bore the brunt of these attacks, surpassing government agencies and the education sector in terms of detections.

New Delhi: Seqrite, the enterprise arm of global cybersecurity solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies Ltd, has revealed in its ‘India Cyber Threat Report,’ that the automotive supply chain is the most cyber attacked sector.

The report, a collaborative effort between Seqrite Labs, India’s largest malware analysis facility, and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), exposes a concerning trend in the automotive sector. Despite being traditionally perceived as secure, the industry faced a notable surge in cyberattacks in 2023. Supply chains within the automotive sector bore the brunt of these attacks, surpassing government agencies and the education sector in terms of detections.

The modern automotive supply chain is a complex ecosystem characterized by interconnected systems and a diverse range of components and software. This complexity serves as a breeding ground for vulnerabilities, posing significant challenges for cybersecurity teams. Legacy systems and software, lack of standardization, and varying nomenclature across companies further exacerbate the cybersecurity challenges in the automotive supply chain.

Need for multi-layered security approach: In order to combat cyber risks effectively, Seqrite advocates for a multi-layered security approach, encompassing perimeter defenses, network segmentation, robust authentication protocols, and continuous monitoring. Additionally, building a culture of cybersecurity, fostering collaboration and information sharing, adhering to compliance and regulatory frameworks, and embracing emerging technologies are crucial steps in strengthening the automotive supply chain’s cybersecurity posture.

Seqrite urges all stakeholders in the automotive industry ecosystem, including manufacturers, sellers, consumers, suppliers, and repairers, to prioritize cybersecurity and collaborate towards a safer future.

  • Published On May 13, 2024 at 06:13 PM IST

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