Can Intel Automotive Security Review Board Alleviate Cybersecurity Risks In Internet Connected Cars?

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The American chipmaker has announced Intel Automotive Security Review Board to alleviate cybersecurity risks in internet connected cars. Intel said the board will include “top security industry talent” and will be provided with the latest tech.

Members of the Intel Automotive Security Review Board will perform security tests and audits to plan both best design suggestions and practice recommendations benefitting car manufacturers. It will help the companies to keep drivers and passengers safe and sound in modern vehicles.

Today, a car is not simply a physical device to travel from one place to another. Modern cars now come with computerized maintenance & control systems, infotainment systems, include various sensors, connected to the internet and lots more. These smart features can enhance the driving experience and help maintaining the vehicle in better shape. But, with the internet connectivity in vehicles come the potential risk of hacking.

Intel Automotive Security Review Board

In July, hackers remotely turned off the transmission of a moving Jeep Cherokee, and as a result, Fiat Chrysler recalled over one million vehicles. In August, researchers hacked Corvette by just sending a text message and bugs were found in Tesla Model S also. The internet connected cars will always have the possibility of getting hacked so it is important to have a body governing its security.

Chris Young, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel Security said regarding Intel Automotive Security Review Board:

“We can, and must, raise the bar against cyber-attacks in automobiles. With the help of the ASRB, Intel can establish security best practices and encourage that cyber-security 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 published a white paper:

In addition to the announcement of Intel Automotive Security Review Board, the American chipmaker published a white paper “Automotive Security Best Practices: Recommendations for Security and Privacy in the Era of the Next-Generation Car.” It analyzes risks related to the next generation of connected vehicles and also provides specific security recommendations for the automotive industry.

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