Driverless Cars Will Require a New Approach to Automotive Cybersecurity as First Driverless Cybersecurity Standard Released

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1Q 2019 | IN-5367


U.K. Government Releases First Cybersecurity Standard for Driverless Vehicles


This December, the U.K. Government published a standard for automotive cybersecurity, PAS 1885, outlying guidelines to improve and maintain driverless vehicle security and associate intelligent transport systems. The guidelines were developed in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, and Bentley, as well the National Cyber Security Centre, the British Standards Institution, and the Department for Transport.

Overall, the standard outlines the needs to apply a defense-in-depth approach, a means to asses software trustworthiness, and to critically manage the security of the vehicle and data over the lifetime of the vehicle. Critical differences between current vehicles and future autonomous vehicles will mean that new cybersecurity measures and approaches will be needed to achieve what is set out in this standard and in future standards set out by other countries. Consequently, this will bring a wave of new opportunities for hardware and software companies.

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