Automotive Cyber Security Market Forecast 2015–2025: the Secure Connected Car

Our report examines the current demand and supply status, including the regulatory status and offerings from leading companies in Automotive Cyber Security, and delivers forecasts on the development of the global Automotive Cyber Security market for passenger cars over the next decade, coupled with insightful interviews with leading cybersecurity vendors.

Over the next decade, as automobiles become more Connected and Fully automated, in-vehicle safety will expand from its physical dimension to yet cover the Cyber-Physical aspect.

A layered approach is required in addition to minimum requirements of ”identification, detection, prevention, response and recovery we be mandated” which will probably become mandatory over the next five years. These drivers are expected to fuel growth in the Automotive Cyber Security Market during 2015-2025.

  • How prepared are global OEMs to rising cybersecurity issues? What kind of solutions do they already incorporate in their products?
  • What is the regional status of vehicle cybersecurity regulation, standards and best practices?
  • What are the software, hardware automotive cybersecurity solutions and services offered by leading vendors in 2015-16? Who will lead the marketplace?
  • How great will the discrepancy between cyber security and Connected Car penetration be over the next decade? How quickly will modern vehicles be secure and what challenges do OEMs face during this process?

In the wake of the recent car hacks by cyber security researchers, which demonstrate that Connected Car vulnerabilities exist, concerns about malicious attacks are real and imminent, as expressed by a joint announcement from NHTSA and the FBI in March 2016.

The industry has not done enough yet to protect Connected Cars and with Level 3 automation expected to hit the road in mid-2017 and V2V on the agenda, the vehicle’s attack surface will be even more vulnerable to cyber attacks. These developments make Automotive Cyber Security a priority for OEMs, their suppliers and regulatory authorities for the next decade.

Secure Car

The era of the Connected Car is here but carmakers are not ready for the level of information security this requires

While OEMs strive to roll out more and more Connected Cars and models equipped with ADAS, in an attempt to gain competitive advantage and enhance costumer-loyalty, they face an important challenge. To ensure that these new types of modern vehicles guarantee not only safety but also secure internal-external data transmission and privacy against cyber threats. This is because connecting the vehicle to its external environment introduces what is called a Cyber-Physical System making the car susceptible to cyber attacks.

Additionally, as Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications expand, they unveil another segment in the cybersecurity chain which can have even greater implications; therefore, it requires even more risk management. These drivers are expected to fuel growth in the Automotive Cyber Security Market during 2015-2025.

Vehicle Cybersecurity is a key part of USDOT’s Federal Autonomous Vehicle Policy

September 20th, 2016 saw the USDOT announcing voluntary federal guidelines for Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs) to promote safe and secure AV testing and deployment across the country. Vehicle Cybersecurity is one of the 15 objectives of the Safety Assessment for AV testing and deployment with the USDOT stating that ”The identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery functions should be used to enable risk management decisions, address risks and threats, and enable quick response to and learning from cybersecurity events.”

DOT’s decision not to mandate cybersecurity rules has attracted criticism from Senators Edward J. Markey, and Richard Blumenthal who introduced the SPY Car Act in July 2017.


Our 81-page report identifies the drivers that will fuel growth in the Automotive Cyber Security market over the next decade and provides a roadmap of adoption for Cyber Security solutions for Connected Cars. Additionally, it delivers an insight into the evolution of the market landscape, drawing conclusions from a panel of industry experts and our in-house expertise.


  • Publication date: Q4 2015 (Last update June 2016)
  • Pages: 81
  • Interviews: 7
  • Number of tables and graphs: 56


Table of Contents

1. Automotive Cyber Security market status in 2015

  1. What makes Cyber Security a top priority for carmakers?
    1. Learn about the market status of Automotive Cyber Security in 2015: demand vs. supply, regulation, investment and M&A
    2. Carmakers’ cyber security expertise is low for the already-high level of Connected Car penetration
    3. There is no Automotive Cyber Security regulation in place
    4. Demand is in its infancy despite increasing supply
  2. What will change in the market over the next decade?
  3. Market definition

2. Automotive Cyber Security Forecast 2015-2025

  1. Automotive Cyber Security penetration forecast 2015-2025:
    1. Roadmap of adoption in the U.S. and Western Europe
    2. Hardware vs. software-based solutions and Cyber Security services
    3. Forecast of the cost of Automotive Cyber Security Solutions for OEMs as % of the cost of vehicle electronics
  2. Drivers of growth vs. restraints for adoption
  3. Global & regional Connected Car forecast 2015-2025: How many cars are going to be Connected & Not-Connected during 2015-2025?
  4. Forecast of cars equipped with Over-The-Air (OTA) update capabilities during 2015-2025
  5. US V2V & V2I communications penetration forecast 2015-2025

3. Interviews with industry experts

  1. Argus Cyber Security – VP Marketing
  2. Arilou Technologies – CEO
  3. Cisco Systems – Director of Business Development IoT Security
  4. Karamba Security – Executive Chairman
  5. SBD – Head of Secure Car
  6. TowerSec – VP Engineering & Operations
  7. Trillium Incorporated – CEO

4. 15 profiles with leading suppliers of Automotive Cyber Security solutions

  1. Argus Cyber Security Ltd
  2. Arilou Technologies Ltd
  3. BT Security
  4. Cisco Systems Inc.
  5. ESCRYPT Embedded Systems
  6. Intel Security
  7. NXP Semiconductors NV
  8. Red Bend Software Inc.
  9. SBD & NCC Group
  10. Secunet AG
  11. Security Innovation Inc.
  12. Symphony Teleca & Guardtime
  13. TowerSec
  14. Trillium Incorporated
  15. Utimaco GmbH
  16. Other Leading Companies in the Automotive Cyber Security Market
  • AIRMIKA Inc.
  • ATS GmbH
  • Continental AG
  • Covisint Corporation
  • Harman International Industries
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Karamba Security
  • Lear Corporation
  • Movimento
  • OIActive
  • Samsung
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Synopsys
  • Tech Mahindra
  • WhiteCryption

5. Conclusions & recommendations      

  1. Findings from our research
  2. Learn what will drive change in the competitive landscape
    1. Car manufacturers
    2. Automotive Cyber Security companies
    3. Automotive suppliers

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