The modern, connected car is at an ever-increasing risk of some kind of cybersecurity attack. By 2025, 400 million cars will be connected to a cellular network. That’s why it’s so important to harden the vehicle’s defenses now. This month’s meeting will discuss the state of Automotive Cybersecurity, hear from leaders in this space, and introduce many startups solving problems in the segment.


  • Date: 2/8/2023 08:30 AM
  • Location: Silicon Valley, CA (Map)
  • More Info: Hosting Available

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The modern, connected car is at an ever-increasing risk of some kind of cybersecurity attack. One of the main vectors is the cellular & Internet connection that connects the car to the world. According to Statista, 237 million cars were connected in 2021, but that number is projected to rise to 400 million connected cars operating by 2025. Scared yet? Well, we’re just getting started! Besides the cellular connection, modern cars have various other, mostly new, vectors for malware to enter the vehicle:

  • USB ports
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • OBDII
  • RF keyless entry
  • RF TPMS
  • The owner’s smartphone
  • Even firmware updates from the OEM could have malware embedded

These threats can affect the value of the car, the mundane things like infotainment or mapping, but can also affect the car’s driving systems, and potentially turn a car into a 5,000 pound projectile. This catastrophic possibility is why carmakers are diligently considering all risks, but also the right technologies to blunt the attacks.

Our meeting on Automotive Cybersecurity will discuss the threats, but more importantly, hear from a suite of innovators and startups that have solutions for protecting the vehicle from malicious code and attacks.