A Security By Design Approach, But With Human As The Focus

Avant de Cliquer is a French company specializing in cybersecurity, offering a fully automated phishing attack awareness solution, with the aim of radically changing the behavior of your users to protect your organizations.

With more than 600,000 sensitized users, we are able to divide by 10 the initial click rate that we will have diagnosed during a vulnerability audit phase.

Perfectly designed for large companies to support the management of IT services, our program is structured around three combined phases:

  • Theoretical learning: mainly led by various e-learning courses.
  • Learning by doing: stimulated by the automated sending of fake attacks by email, SMS et USB combined with direct online awareness sessions to train your users as soon as a behavioral threat is detected.
  • Support: by experts in charge of supporting you throughout the service, in acquiring a cyber culture and securing your information system.

Finally, our innovation is based on an intelligent algorithm making it possible to sensitize each user according to his behavior and his level of theoretical knowledge.

As a car manufacturer, why should I invest in cyber risk awareness for my employees ?

Raising user's awareness about cybersecurity should be part of your strategy during the design and manufacture of any vehicles. A security by design approach, but with human as the focus.

That’s why we provide knowledge and skills to your users to protect themselves online through an awareness program.

To be clear, most of our exchanges today pass through a computerized channel in addition to the fact that our resources are now hosted on on-premises servers or by cloud services. If access is hacked, hackers can, without being detected, spy on your information systems and take advantage of all the information passing through it to exfiltrate information for the benefit of fraudulent organizations. By being pragmatic and transparent, we know that many cyberattacks can be sponsored by competitors through groups of hackers, themselves protected by state wills whose mission is to acquire business secrets, in order to anticipate and protect its strategic positions in a market.

It is therefore essential to protect your information systems in order to guarantee the integrity of your data and protect the assets of your company. For this, the scope of reflection is wide because all the third parties that gravitate around your organization must be the subject of a reflection based on the risk and the level of confidence required to ensure your protection.

This requires the integration of computerized technical solutions, but also by raising awareness of the cyber risks of the employees of your structure. Women and men are both your best protection and your strongest vulnerability.

Technologies are evolving faster than our ability to understand how they work. Therefore, hackers take advantage of this lack of knowledge to target strategic users within your structure, also going through intermediate targets identified as a step to the final target.

Without naming anyone, many automakers have recently suffered cyberbounce attacks, implying that their suppliers were themselves hacked in an effort to reach the targeted manufacturer. Once again, we find these notions of intermediate targets and final targets.

In order to guard against these risks, it is therefore essential to train your teams over the long term, because in this context the mission is to prepare them to identify all the elementsof vigilance, whether technical or psychological.

How should cyber culture be perceived?

We can appreciate cyber culture from different angles, in a concrete way it is complementary to physical and computerized protection solutions, your employees are therefore themselves ready to apply good practices and protocols when threats exceed the limits of technical solutions.

In a more theoretical way, cyber-culture must be considered as an intangible asset of your company's heritage, regardless of the cost of this awareness, you must understand that this expense is in fact an investment that generates value and constitutes a valuable asset, just like your image, your brand, your patents, intellectual property, your innovations, the source code of a software solution, etc.

What can be the consequences of a cyberattack for a car manufacturer ?

  • A blockage of activity, whether it is your production, your shipments, your accounting or any other services essential to the proper functioning of your activity, cyberattacks at car manufacturers often lead to significant production interruptions on several sites at the same time.
  • The degradation of your image and a loss of confidence with your customers and your suppliers, the media will know how to feed the news for the benefit of your misfortune.
  • A degradation of your intangible heritage, whether it is the theft of methods, patents or confidential information, your heritage can be exfiltrated for the benefit of malicious organizations.
  • Finally, the financial losses, on the one hand generated by the previous consequences, but also because you may be forced to pay a ransom if you find yourself in a situation that leaves you no choice. Namely that there are many more ransoms paid than attacks admitted to national protection organizations.

What are the cybersecurity risks associated with connected cars?

Hacking: Connected cars can be hacked, which can allow malicious people to access vehicle data, take control of car functions or cause accidents.

Data theft: Connected cars often store sensitive data, such as routes, driving times and driving habits. If this data is stolen, it could be used for identity theft, blackmail or harassment.

Software vulnerabilities: Connected cars are equipped with numerous software and operating systems, which may have vulnerabilities and security holes that can be exploited by hackers or theft of the vehicle in question. As you know, the more complex a system, the more fallible it is.

Communication network: Connected cars communicate with servers and networks to access information and updates. If these networks are not secure enough, they can be used to hack cars and vice versa.

Hardware failure: Connected cars are equipped with many advanced technologies, such as sensors, cameras or automatic braking systems for example, which can be altered. A hacker can affect the safety and efficiency of driving.

About 2nd Digital Revolution In Connected Cars 2023

The 2nd Digital Revolution in Connected Cars in Hilton Munich City, Germany on 22-23 March 2023 is dedicated to the entire Connected Car community including policymakers, business leaders, leading OEMs, Car Manufacturing companies, investors and all Connected Cars enthusiasts to gain invaluable industry insights, exchange critical business knowledge and engage in constructive discussions across 2 days of the event.

The conference will provide a perfect platform for both businesses & governments to unveil their sustainability initiatives & schemes, exchange hands-on knowledge about the latest plans and answer all the intricate questions from the most-relevant audience in a highly collaborative business setting.

We look forward to meeting you in Hilton Munich City, Germany!

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