We sat down with Faye Francy, Executive Director of Auto-ISAC, to discuss the latest trends and challenges in automotive cyber security. In her current position, Francy serves the global automotive industry through the analysis and sharing of trusted and timely cyber threat information about existing or potential cyber-related threats and vulnerabilities for on-road vehicle electronics and associated networks. The Auto-ISAC is the global industry’s leading voice for cyber security, giving members a seat at the table where industry best practices and future governmental requirements are shaped. In this exclusive interview, Francy addresses:
- The role of artificial intelligence in cyber security and how it will evolve over the next five years
- The single most important challenge in automotive cyber security: information sharing
- And much more!
You’re an automotive cybersecurity expert working within concept design, secure product development, post-production, or have oversight of corporate structure and forming internal policy to support cybersecurity efforts. You have concerns around how, at present, there’s no standardization of common terminology throughout supply chain, industry consensus on key cybersecurity issues, or any existing criteria for vehicle cybersecurity engineering.
As the industry is aware and actively involved in, the ISO/SAE 21434 standard is in development and will soon be released for comment throughout the wider industry. Building upon ISO 26262, the aim is to address automotive use of embedded controllers, safety issues, or form a complete picture of the vehicle lifecycle. But, how will this impact our engineering lifecycle? What impact will this standard have on my bottom line, and overhead costs?
Driving factors, like autonomous vehicles and MaaS, are advancing infrastructure and internal vehicle ecosystems. What does this mean for cybersecurity? Vulnerabilities have been identified – but is there best practice in securing against them?
As is the nature of cybersecurity, the automotive industry is protecting against a threat that hasn’t yet revealed itself. The question is: how far into the future should we be securing?
Join your automotive peers from OEMs, Suppliers, Mobility providers and industry disruptors to troubleshoot the problems being presented to the industry.