Paccar, Volvo among new Auto-ASIC members

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) has announced new members Paccar, Volvo Group North America and Mitsubishi Electric; and, new strategic partners the American Trucking Associations, Ernst and Young LLP and Red Balloon Security.

The inclusion of these organizations exemplifies the Auto-ISAC’s continued efforts to promote collaboration between Tier 1 suppliers, industry strategic partners and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity. The Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in August 2015 to establish a global information sharing community to promote vehicle cybersecurity.

“Mitsubishi Electric, Paccar and Volvo Group North America all play critical roles in the design and engineering of secure connected vehicles, and we look forward to working with them,” says Jeff Massimilla of General Motors, who serves as the Auto-ISAC’s chairman. “The addition of the American Trucking Associations, Ernst and Young and Red Balloon Security as strategic partners adds to the hard-working team of members and partners who are focused on driving the industry’s proactive efforts to incorporate strong security measures into every phase of the vehicle lifecycle.”

Jeff Stewart of AT&T and chairman of the organization’s Affiliate Advisory Board, which represents non‑OEM members said, “We all play a key role in the cybersecurity of connected vehicles. Sharing and analyzing cyber risk information benefits everyone and the Auto-ISAC provides a secure platform for all of us to do just that.”

The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. Its secure intelligence sharing portal allows members to anonymously submit and receive information that helps them more effectively respond to cyber threats.

A key action by the Auto-ISAC is the publishing of the Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices Executive Summary which provides informational guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity. Two of the guides are available to the public: incident response and collaboration and engagement with appropriate third parties. Six additional guides being written include: governance, risk management, security by design, threat detection and protection, and training and awareness.

The Auto-ISAC is holding its 2nd annual Cybersecurity Summit: In the Fast Lane, scheduled for Sept. 25-26 in Detroit. The issue of cybersecurity is in the news daily and on everyone’s mind. Governments, businesses and everyday Americans seem constantly under siege from international and domestic attackers. The Auto-ISAC spent last year’s summit beginning to address these nefarious and asymmetric threats to the automotive industry. With the new innovations and technologies for automotive and autonomous vehicles, the industry has a call to action to shift gears.

The summit will focus on taking cybersecurity and information sharing to the next level. Guided talks, panels and keynotes will share up-to-date knowledge and best practices and provide educational and networking opportunities for the connected vehicle industry.

Auto-ISAC members represent more than 99 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America. Members also include heavy-duty vehicles, commercial fleets and carriers and suppliers. It has global representation from companies in Europe and Asia.

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