The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) has welcomed Allison Transmission, Autoliv, Calsonic Kansei, Hitachi, Intel and Navistar as new members. The inclusion of these companies exemplifies the Auto-ISAC’s continued efforts to promote collaboration between Tier 1 suppliers and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity. The Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in August 2015 to establish a global information sharing community to promote vehicle cybersecurity.
“Allison Transmission, Autoliv, Calsonic Kansei, Hitachi, Intel and Navistar all play critical roles in the design and engineering of secure connected vehicles, and we look forward to working with them,” said Jeff Massimilla of General Motors, who serves as the Auto-ISAC’s chairman. “The addition of these six companies will help the Auto-ISAC continue to drive the industry’s proactive efforts to incorporate strong security measures into every phase of the vehicle lifecycle.”
Jeff Stewart, AT&T 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 the Auto-ISAC provides a secure platform for all of us to do just that.”
The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. Its secure intelligence sharing portal allows members to anonymously submit and receive information that helps them more effectively respond to cyber threats.
A key action by the Auto-ISAC is the publishing of the Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices Executive Summary, which provides informational guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity. Two of the guides are available to the public: incident response and collaboration and engagement with appropriate third parties. Six additional guides being written include: governance, risk management, security by design, threat detection and protection and training and awareness.
In the Fall of 2017, the Auto-ISAC held its first summit, which was widely attended by representatives of companies, government, non-profits and academia. The theme of the summit was “Start Your Engines” to symbolize the beginning of the industry build-up of a race against cyber threats. The program was focused on building key relationships to tackle the automotive cyber challenge together. This year’s summit is scheduled for Sept. 25-26 in Detroit and will focus on taking cybersecurity and sharing to the next level. Guided talks, panels and keynotes will share up-to-date knowledge and best practices and provide educational and networking opportunities for the connected vehicle industry.