Intel tackles security risks associated with connected cars

Lindsay James
Lindsay James
By Lindsay James on 14 September 2015
Intel tackles security risks associated with connected cars

Gartner predicts that by 2020, the number of connected passenger vehicles on the road in use will be about 150 million. Up to 75% of them will be capable of consuming, creating and sharing Web-based data.

With this in mind, Intel has established the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) in order to help mitigate cybersecurity risks associated with connected automobiles, while encouraging technological progression and innovation. The board will encompass top security industry talent across the globe with particular areas of expertise in cyber-physical systems. The ASRB researchers will perform ongoing security tests and audits intended to codify best practices and design recommendations for advanced cybersecurity solutions and products to benefit the automobile industry and drivers.

“We can, and must, raise the bar against cyberattacks in automobiles,” said Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security. “With the help of the ASRB, Intel can establish security best practices and encourage that cybersecurity is an essential ingredient in the design of every connected car. Few things are more personal than our safety while on the road, making the ASRB the right idea at the right time.”

Intel will provide the ASRB with its automotive advanced development platforms on which to conduct research. Findings will then be published publicly as part of an ongoing process. The first version of its automotive cybersecurity best practices white paper has just been released, which the company will continue to update based on ASRB findings. The white paper titled: Automotive Security Best Practices: Recommendations for Security and Privacy in the Era of the Next-Generation Car, analyses risks associated with the next generation of connected automobiles and provides specific security recommendations for the automotive industry.  

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