IoT data security on the road
While data security is a constant concern in industry, the advent of IoT and artificial intelligence has raised the bar further in dealing with it. But Antony Savvas finds this hasn’t stopped major players in fleet making it easier for organisations to benefit from their data in a secure way.
Research from the UK-based Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) shows that over the last three years, members feeling their organisations are getting worse at defending against major cyber security breaches has doubled from 9% to 18%. In contrast though, the number of businesses that are better prepared to respond to and deal with incidents, members say, has risen from 47% to 66% over the same period.
This confirms the general emphasis in industry now on getting better prepared for impending attacks that breach security systems, rather than relying on perimeter defences that are never going to hold up against everything thrown at them.
It has struck a partnership with France-headquartered Transatel, which is providing FCA machine-to-machine connectivity and an IoT solution across the European Union and beyond for the company’s on-board telematics units. These units provide fleet management, remote control, predictive maintenance, crash assistance and stolen vehicle tracking services.