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Automotive Industries Priority Inclines Towards Cybersecurity
Fremont, CA: The majority of today's and tomorrow's vehicles are computer-driven, with different control units and software-based features. With this increased demand, the importance of vehicle cybersecurity has grown dramatically in recent years, posing a significant challenge to the automotive industry. Many advice sheets have been released to encourage developers to use tools during the development process. Though this has been beneficial, they are also being regulated. It is a rallying cry for all automotive industries to prioritize cybersecurity.
The upcoming ISO/SAE 21434 standard, set to be released in the second half of 2021, aims to secure vehicles with a focus on risk management. This has the potential to cause significant changes for automakers, product developers, and suppliers in the sector. At the most basic level, organizational culture must be aware of cybersecurity in general and how to mitigate its risks. To raise awareness, cybersecurity leaders for various divisions can be appointed. While new functionality is being developed, security testing is also essential.
Cyber Security Facilitates Innovation
With security issues becoming more prevalent by the day, automakers must devise novel solutions to prevent a vehicle and its data from being hacked. Innovations should emerge to provide a variety of tools and services that can assist OEMs and suppliers in designing high-quality security codes to protect data more quickly. Its static analysis tool Coverity can scan source code and identify flaws. Statistical analysis aids in the speeding up of what is a time-consuming process. Manual processes take time, whereas computer processes can fix problems as soon as they arise.
The use of open-source software, on the other hand, has reduced the time and effort required to develop many of the new functions available in modern vehicles. The concerning issue, however, is that when such code is reused, errors can creep in, resulting in cybersecurity gaps.
The automotive industry has already begun to accelerate the development of a cybersecurity culture. Various OEMs have been conducting various types of research to identify potential vulnerabilities in their vehicles. Strategic collaborations between the automotive and cybersecurity industries have also aided in the understanding and control of cyberattacks. Developing a culture around cybersecurity has become a must for all automotive industries as new standards enter the market.