Future of Automotive Security Technology Research releases secure vehicle manifesto

February 13, 2017 Brandon Lewis, Technology Editor

BEAVERTON, OR. The Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium – formerly the Automotive Security Review Board – has released a manifesto entitled “Toward Tomorrow’s ‘Organically Secure’ Vehicle.” The document is a declaration of FASTR’s intentions to enable industry-wide collaboration on automotive security through theoretical research and development aimed at developing systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the automotive supply chain to ensure trust in connected and autonomous vehicles.

“Toward Tomorrow’s ‘Organically Secure’ Vehicle” outlines opportunities for the re-architecting of vehicles with security in pursuit of “organically secure” systems. These definitions are intended to serve as the baseline reference architecture for vehicles that are more resilient against threats and ultimately capable of self-healing.

In conjunction with the release, FASTR also announced two new members – Karamba Security and Rambus – who support the automotive ecosystem through zero false positive cybersecurity solutions and temper resistant automotive semiconductors, respectively.

“Amid evolving threats and growing scrutiny prompted by vehicle hacks and the spread of connected car technologies, automakers, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the National Highway and Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) are seeking innovative and preventative solutions for how to approach cybersecurity,” says Ami Dotan, Karamba Security’s CEO. “FASTR creates an environment that fosters collaboration and data exchange among the public and private sectors to drive toward a unified and global response to cyber hacks through the development of industry best practices, model response systems, protocols, vendor-neutral inputs to emerging standards and R&D resources.”

The FASTR “Toward Tomorrow’s ‘Organically Secure’ Vehicle” manifesto and accompanying infographic can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/WhatisFASTR. Those interested in learning more about the consortium are encouraged to visit www.fastr.org.

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