New CSA Report Offers Observations, Recommendations on Connected Vehicle Security
By John Yeoh, Research Director/Americas, Cloud Security Alliance
Connected Vehicles are in the news for introducing new features and capabilities to the modern automobile. Headlines also highlight security hacks that compromise vehicle operations and usability. While sources note that the vulnerabilities identified so far have been addressed, a greater understanding is needed on how tomorrow's Connected Vehicle will operate in an environment composed of both legacy and modernized traffic infrastructure. The Connected Vehicle will be designed to communicate with countless other devices and interfaces. Security systems, tools, and guidance are needed to aid in protecting vehicles and the supporting infrastructure. Through research and development within the CSA Internet of Things Working Group and the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, CSA is introducing "Observations and Recommendations on Connected Vehicle Security" to keep consumers and manufacturers up to date on the evolution of vehicle connectivity, areas of concern, and recommendations for securing the connected vehicle environment. The paper will provide a “big picture” view of the various aspects of vehicles and infrastructure components to better understand their interrelationships, dependencies and threats to the traffic ecosystem.
- Connected Vehicle reference architectures and messaging protocols
- V2V, V2I, V2X interactions
- Potential System-of-System attacks and outcomes
- Cross collaboration of IoT devices and systems
- Vehicle design, platform, and infrastructure security best practices
The CSA Internet of Things Working Group continually evaluates and conducts research on new technologies involving cloud and the Internet of Things. CSA collaborates with other industry organizations to bring the latest guidance and security best practices to IT and enterprise.
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