Nearly 100% of cars on the market include wireless technologies that could pose vulnerabilities to hacking or privacy intrusions. A majority of automakers offer technologies that collect and wirelessly transmit driving history data to data centers, including third-party data centers, and most do not describe effective means to secure the data (Markey, 2015).

New models of automobiles offer a variety of technology conveniences such as Bluetooth, navigation systems, proximity sensors, and driving assistance. Today’s vehicles contain dozens of internetworked electronic systems responsible for safety and privacy. Increasingly, these features systems are also being networked to the cloud to enhance the driver and passenger experience with information and entertainment. This new connectivity undoubtedly increases safety and convenience. At the same time, that network connectivity opens up vulnerabilities in vehicles that didn’t exist years ago.

With the deployment of these new technologies, addressing safety and security from the ground up is paramount. LynxSecure provides a robust foundation for protecting critical applications and allows for future expansion of vehicle capabilities without re-tooling of vehicle equipment while maintaining a high level of assurance. Separation Kernel Hypervisors provide a robust foundation for protecting critical applications.