What is Ford doing to protect my vehicle from data security threats?

We take data security very seriously. Our vehicle's software and hardware are protected by rigorous safeguards for all electronic systems, whether hardwired or wireless. 

Ford system safety measures include:

  • A built-in firewall and “white-listed” functions on Ford hardware that separate the vehicle control systems network from the communications and entertainment network and functions.
  • “Threat modeling” to review potential attack and security issues and have designed controls to address those items.
  • Cryptography solutions on our modems that prohibit updates to the modem software or access to potentially sensitive information.
  • All software updates must be “code signed” and recognized as coming from Ford in order to update the system.

Ford consistently strives to mitigate cybersecurity threats related to your connected vehicle by:

  • Protecting your privacy by ensuring transparency and appropriate consent in the collection and use of all customer data.
  • Focusing on the security of your data before the introduction of any new technology feature by instituting policies, procedures, and safeguards to help customers’ protection.