In today's connected world, cyber is everywhere. This is particularly true in the automotive sector, where advanced, connected technologies are producing unprecedented disruption in almost every aspect of the automotive ecosystem, including manufacturing and supply chain, consumer engagement, connected and autonomous vehicles, dealer interactions, financing and, of course, enterprise operations.
With disruption often comes wide-ranging cyber risks for the automotive ecosystem. Cyberattacks can breach data, privacy, and safety; disrupt operations and compromise coveted intellectual property; cause financial losses; and dilute consumer trust in a brand. These are daunting challenges—but they also open up interesting opportunities. To gain insight on how automakers are approaching “cyber everywhere,” we sat down with General Motors’ (GM) vice president of global cybersecurity, Jeff Massimilla, to understand what GM is doing from an enterprise and product perspective to mitigate cyber risk.