Bolt-on solutions are no longer suited to the challenge of ensuring vehicle safety. Best practices now embrace DevSecOps principles, building in protections from the early stages of development and providing long-term automated testing.
Automakers and ISVs developing automotive solutions are increasingly adopting DevSecOps practices to strengthen security protections and make vehicle operations safer. Assessing and eliminating potential vulnerabilities as part of the design during the early stages of development leads to more secure solution releases and more efficient code maintenance.
DevSecOps, which is a natural extension of familiar DevOps practices, automates tasks and brings consistency and structure to code development. Frequent code releases and reviews, security monitoring, and simulations are used to identify risk factors and mitigate them during development and as part of an ongoing maintenance regime. As autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles begin to hit the roads, the increased security promised by DevSecOps is key to ensuring customer trust, addressing growing cybersecurity challenges, and improving driving safety.