Connected Vehicle

Five More Companies Join Auto-ISAC

Four new members Google, Oshkosh Corp., Tokai Rika and Qualcomm and one strategic partner Saferide Technologies, joined The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC).

The Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in 2015 to promote collaboration between suppliers, commercial vehicle companies and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity issues. Additionally, the Auto-ISAC has a strategic partner program that brings value to their membership collaborating with innovators who support learning and sharing tools and techniques in managing the emerging complexity of automotive cybersecurity.

The Center operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. The focus of the Auto-ISAC is to foster global collaboration for mitigating the risks of a cyber-attack and to create a safe, efficient, secure and resilient global connected vehicle ecosystem.

A key action by the Auto-ISAC is the publishing of the automotive cybersecurity best practice guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity. Currently, six guides are available to the public: awareness and training; collaboration and engagement; governance; incident response; risk assessment and management; and, threat detection, monitoring and analysis.

The inclusion of these five companies increases the strength of the Auto-ISAC’s position as the voice of the global auto cybersecurity information sharing community as it works to prevent cyber threats to the connected vehicle.

“Google, Oshkosh Corp., Tokai Rika, Qualcomm and Saferide Technologies all play critical roles in building the resiliency of our connected vehicle ecosystem, and their contribution to the Auto-ISAC is key to our industry’s success,” said Jeff Massimilla of General Motors, who serves as the Auto-ISAC’s Chairman. “Collectively, these companies will contribute valuable information to drive the industry’s proactive work to incorporate strong security measures into every phase of the vehicle lifecycle.”

Geoff Wood of Harman and chairman of the organization’s Affiliate Advisory Board, which represents non OEM members said, “We all play a key role in the cybersecurity of connected vehicles. Sharing and analyzing cyber risk information benefits everyone and it is an important step welcoming these companies to contribute to our intelligence gathering actions.”

Source: Press Release

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