Connected Car Security On Intel Agenda
Intel states the ASRB will help “mitigate cybersecurity risks associated with connected automobiles while encouraging technological progression and innovation”, with the board to comprise top security talent from around the globe.
“The ASRB researchers will perform ongoing security tests and audits intended to codify best practices and design recommendations for advanced cybersecurity solutions and products to benefit the automobile industry and drivers,” Intel stated.
In announcing the board’s establishment, Intel cited Gartner predictions that the number of connected passenger vehicles on the road in use will be about 150 million by 2020, with 60-75 per cent to be capable of consuming, creating and sharing web-based data.
“We can, and must, raise the bar against cyberattacks in automobiles,” Chris Young, Intel Security senior vice president and general manager, commented.
“With the help of the ASRB, Intel can establish security best practices and encourage that cybersecurity is an essential ingredient in the design of every connected car. Few things are more personal than our safety while on the road, making the ASRB the right idea at the right time.”
Connected car security was highlighted in July, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles conducting a voluntary safety recall to update software in approximately 1,400,000 US vehicles equipped with certain radios. Fiat also applied network-level security measures following a media report demonstrating remote manipulation.
Intel advised that it will provide the ASRB with its automotive advanced development platforms on which to conduct research, with findings to be published publicly as part of an ongoing process.
Intel will additionally award a new car or cash equivalent to the member “who provides the most significant and impactful cybersecurity contribution that can be implemented on Intel’s automotive platform”.