The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), recently released its research and guidance report on connected vehicle security.
Authored by the CSA’s Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group, Observations and Recommendations on Connected Vehicle Security is a 35-page report that provides a comprehensive perspective on vehicle security connectivity design, possible attack vectors of concern, and recommendations for securing the connected vehicle environment.
It has concluded that CVs will operate in a complex ecosystem that connects vehicles between each other and the traffic infrastructure, and also opens up new forms of connectivity and relationships to cloud-based services and smart home, smart cities, etc. The ecosystem is becoming a very complex System-of-Systems in which security must be considered and accounted for at all levels. The problem is made more complex by the fact that vehicles and infrastructure were not initially designed to be secure in the face of this emerging connectivity. For a safe and secure transportation system, the community must take a fresh look at the larger picture, and develop the policies, designs, and operations needed to incorporate security throughout the design. Use of disruptive technologies such as big data, machine learning and AI can help build a better, safer and more secure CV ecosystem.