Vehicle Cyber Security Threats
Ford Motor Company is committed to our customers’ privacy and vehicle security. Ford takes this very seriously and invests in security solutions that are built into the product from the outset.
We have a cybersecurity team capable of responding to reports of malicious hacking of our vehicles. The team will investigate, resolve concerns, and work with our engineers to mitigate future threats.
In developing all electronic systems, Ford uses rigorous testing processes, which include assessments of the security architecture and controls. This includes testing of, among other systems, radio frequency (RF) systems, such as tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), Bluetooth systems, such as SYNC, and hard-wired systems such as any electronic control unit (ECU). We conduct additional assessments of systems based on risk, considering the function of each system and its vulnerability to external interfaces.