Automotive Cyber Security.

Cybersecurity into safer cars and roads.

Security vital for safety

With today’s modern interconnected automotive systems, safety of vehicles cannot be ensured in the absence of cybersecurity provisions. A compromised vehicle in the hands of a hacker can potentially be a threat not only to the safety of the passengers, but also to that of all road users. Therefore, implementing the cybersecurity protocols into the product lifecycle is a must for modern automotive industries.

Standards and guidelines

While vehicle safety process is now well understood and established in the automotive industry via the ISO 26262 standard, the deployment of cybersecurity standards is still in its infancy. ISO/SAE 21434, which is the first automotive cybersecurity standard is now under final development stages. In addition, SAE J3061 provides guidelines on how to build cybersecurity into the product lifecycle and describes the possible interactions and interconnections between safety and security processes. These standards pave the wave for initiating proper management strategies, feature definition, threat analysis and risk assessment, requirement definitions, as well as many other aspects of cybersecurity in automotive systems.

”Any system communicating with the outside world, without security provisioning, is unsafe. A modern vehicle, whose safety depends on reliable communication within the vehicle network, or with other cars and infrastructures, is always a target for cyberattacks.”

What do we offer

Qamcom takes the initiative to form an advisory role in helping automotive companies to build cybersecurity into their product lifecycle. Qamcom team includes experts in the area of automotive safety and cybersecurity with deep knowledge about the cybersecurity standards and protocols. In addition to assisting automotive companies to form their cybersecurity teams, we offer training seminars/webinars on how to implement cybersecurity.

Kamran Keykhosravi
Senior System Engineer
Qamcom, Gothenburg