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

We take data security very seriously. 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

Within your Ford vehicle, software and hardware is protected by rigorous safeguards for all electronic systems, whether they are hardwired or wireless. Ford system safety measures include:

  • Ford hardware has built-in firewall and “white-listed” functions that separate the vehicle control systems network from the communications and entertainment network and functions
  • We use “threat modeling” to review potential attack and security issues and have designed controls to address those items
  • Our modems use cryptography solutions to 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

*Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice-operated systems when possible. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.