The automotive industry is under steady pressure from consumers and competitors to add value and technology without significantly increasing costs. From manufacturing and R&D to the supply chain, this level of innovation requires an investment in information technology that integrates with business goals, enhancing productivity and efficiency.

Implementing a complex IT infrastructure carries significant risks. Intellectual property could be compromised by data breaches. Operations could be interrupted by systems failures. Hackers could compromise system integrity. 

There are a variety of ways to limit risk and enhance cyber security, from comprehensive risk management to implementing an IT governance framework that improves operations and security by establishing procedures and policies that reduce errors and define best practices.