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Ways Cybersecurity is Beneficial for Automotive Industries

Auto Tech Outlook | Friday, December 31, 2021

New cyber security standards will innovate and transform the industry.

Fremont, CA: Most of today's and tomorrow's automobiles are computer-driven, with numerous control units and software-based capabilities. With this increased demand, the relevance of vehicle cybersecurity has expanded dramatically in recent years, posing a significant challenge to the automotive sector. Many advice papers have got issued to encourage developers to use tools during the development process. Though this has been beneficial, they are also getting regulated. It is a rallying cry for all automobile industries to prioritize cybersecurity.

The planned ISO/SAE 21434 standard, set to be released in the second half of 2021, intends to protect cars, emphasizing risk management. It can cause significant changes for automakers, product developers, and suppliers in the industry. At the most fundamental level, corporate culture must be aware of cybersecurity in general and manage its dangers. To raise awareness, cybersecurity leaders for various departments might get chosen. While new functionality is getting created, security testing is equally essential.

With security challenges becoming more prevalent by the day, manufacturers must devise novel solutions to protect a car and its data from being hacked. Innovations should emerge to provide various tools and services that may assist OEMs and suppliers in designing high-quality security codes to safeguard data more quickly. For example, Coverity's static analysis tool may scan source code and discover flaws. The statistical analysis aids in the speeding up of what is a time-consuming procedure. Manual methods take time, but computer systems can correct problems as soon as they arise.

The adoption of open-source software, on the other hand, has decreased the time and effort necessary to build many of the additional functionalities available in current automobiles. However, the concerning problem is that when such code gets repeated, mistakes might creep in, resulting in cybersecurity holes. The automobile sector has already begun to accelerate the development of a cybersecurity culture. Various OEMs have been doing different types of research to identify potential vulnerabilities in their cars. Strategic collaborations between the automobile and cybersecurity industries have also aided in understanding and controlling cyberattacks. Building a culture around cybersecurity has become necessary for all automotive businesses as new standards enter the market.

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