Automotive Cybersecurity

NXP Semiconductors joined Auto-ISAC

NXP Semiconductors N.V.  has joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC). Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers to establish a secure platform for sharing, tracking and analyzing intelligence about cyber threats and potential vulnerabilities around the connected vehicle. Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub that allows members to anonymously submit and receive information to help them more effectively counter cyber threats in real time.


The automobile industry recognizes that the autonomous driving ecosystem — that includes wireless technologies that enable communications, telematics, digital broadcast reception, and ADAS systems — introduces risks for potential attack by hackers.

NXP has joined the Auto-ISAC organization to help develop best cybersecurity practices for the automotive industry. Auto-ISAC published the Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices Executive Summary, which outlines Auto-ISAC’s development of informational guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity, including governance, risk management, security by design, threat detection and incident response. ISAC implements training and promotes collaboration with third parties. In the United States, 98 percent of vehicles on the road are represented by member companies in the Auto-ISAC.

NXP also earlier also taken steps to ensure cyber security in automotive. It has got partnership with Argus Cyber Security to speed the adoption of cyber security solutions in vehicles. The Argus and NXP joint solution includes Argus’ Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) integrated with NXP’s MPC5748G MCU. It can detect and prevent advanced cyber-attacks in real-time.

NXP owns about 1,700 patents for security technology and continues to develop solutions for encryption, biometrics and secure elements. NXP is combining its deep experience in bankcard know-how and technology into the critical area of automotive security.

NXP has developed a holistic approach for securing the entire vehicle architecture using a 4+1 approach complemented by its leading secure car access products. NXP’s 4+1 approach includes secure interfaces, gateways, networks and processing units.


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