Ralf Milke, Head of the Electrics and Electronics Development, Body Electronics and Vehicle Electrical Systems Department at Volkswagen, emphasises this: "Data security is really the trust our customers place in the vehicle. With growing connectivity, today's technical approaches are no longer adequate for the digital vehicle. Extending our own know-how and collaborating more intensively with international experts therefore represent an important step in satisfying the expectations of our customers."
His colleague, Beate Hofer, Head of Information Security at the Volkswagen Group adds this: "Cybersecurity is more than just technical safeguarding of the infrastructure and systems. It also involves IT security processes, information security risk management, classification of information and more. However, to address the issue of cybersecurity effectively, we also need a new perspective – and indeed that of a hacker."