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Intercede, MIRA and Plextek partners to create cybersecurity group for connected vehicles

Published: November 8, 2014 | United States

Cyber-security in the increasing number of connected vehicles will be investigated by a new partnership that includes digital identity expert Intercede, transport engineering R&D centre MIRA and automotive systems specialists Plextek. 

Digital identity specialist Intercede announced the formation of a strategic collaboration group with Mira, the transportation engineering research and development Centre of Excellence, and Plextek Consulting, an authority in automotive product and systems design. The group will explore cyber-security for connected vehicles, including investigating communication systems between vehicles, infrastructure and people.

“Connected vehicles herald a new dawn in motoring and are already capturing the imagination of consumers and suppliers alike, but unfortunately this also means that the imagination of hackers and criminals will have been stimulated. Identity and credential management is vital in the fight against these potential security attacks. This group has been formed to ensure best practice across the whole spectrum of security is defined and in place early in the manufacturing process, with the aim of protecting road users.”Richard Parris, CEO of Intercede

The initiative will also explore how a secure connected environment can improve the efficiency of transport infrastructure, including interactions with advanced propulsion and the creation of co-operative vehicles.

Each member of the collaboration group, which was announced at the Cyber Growth Partnership workshop in London, will contribute key skills and experience needed to drive innovation and create a robust framework to deliver the necessary protection for these exciting technological developments.

“Ensuring the safety and security of connected vehicles is crucial given the potential consequences if criminals perform a successful hack. By joining this collaboration, we are seeking to address this potential threat and identify security best practice to mitigate against the associated risks.”Chris Reeves, Commercial Manager for Intelligent Mobility at MIRA

Source: Telcompaper

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