Vehicle Cybersecurity Threats and Mitigation Approaches

Cabell Hodge, Konrad Hauck, Shivam Gupta, Jesse Bennett

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Federal fleet managers and the information technology teams working with them need to understand the threats associated with modern vehicles. As vehicles become safer overall, the dangers change from distracted drivers to privacy intrusion and compromised operation. While fleet managers cannot necessarily change the configurations of manufacturer settings in mass market vehicles, they can influence what protective measures are taken in supplemental equipment or pilot-project vehicles. This report identifies security concerns, mitigation techniques, and procurement language that may be applicable in certain cases.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-74247


  • connected and automated vehicles
  • cybersecurity
  • electric vehicles
  • telematics
  • vehicles


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