Today’s vehicles are increasingly ‘connected’; there is wireless data exchange with servers, infrastructure and other vehicles. Nevertheless, opportunity comes with risks, and one of these is the threat of a direct cyberattack on vehicles or a whole vehicle fleet.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and its members are committed to mitigating these risks. To do so, ACEA and its members have identified a set of six key principles to enhance the protection of connected and automated vehicles against cyber threats.
- Cultivating a cybersecurity culture
- Adopting a cybersecurity life cycle for vehicle development
- Assessing security functions through testing phases: self-auditing & testing
- Managing a security update policy
- Providing incident response and recovery
- Improving information sharing amongst industry actors
This document provides an in-depth overview of these principles.