Vehicle makers advance cybersecurity policy
Brussels – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published industry guidelines to counter growing cybersecurity risks due to the increasing connectivity of motor vehicles,
“The digital world offers unprecedented opportunities,” stated ACEA secretary general, Erik Jonnaert. “Nevertheless, opportunity comes with risks, and one of these is the threat of a direct cyberattack on your car or indeed a whole fleet of vehicles. Keeping cybersecurity risks for connected vehicles in check is therefore of crucial importance.”
ACEA has, therefore, drawn up six cyber security principles which have been endorsed by its member companies. All manufacturers agree to endorse these principles to enhance the protection of connected and automated vehicles against cyber threats.
To ensure user safety, ACEA and its 15 member companies today published a set of six key principles:
Adopting a cybersecurity life cycle for vehicle development
Assessing security functions through testing phases
Managing a security update policy
Providing incident response and recovery
Improving information sharing amongst industry actors.
Measures within ACEA’s approach include limiting the number of data interfaces within a vehicle and maximising security around interfaces used for connectivity purposes.
The automotive industry, added ACEA, has taken a lead in designing and producing safe and secure connected and automated vehicles, by following well-established safety and security principles.
Furthermore, the association said it and its members will continue to support ongoing regulatory and standardisation initiatives, including UN-ECE and SAE/ISO.