An experimental hacking attack on a Jeep Cherokee has recently stirred the cyber-security debate surrounding connected cars

Intel launches cyber security group for connected cars

Chip manufacturer Intel has launched an industry board aiming to identify significant security threats related to the spread of connected cars. 

The Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) will perform ongoing security tests and audits with the intention to codify best practices and design recommendations for advanced cyber-security solutions and products to benefit the automobile industry and drivers.

Prompted by the recent experimental hacking attack on a Jeep Cherokee that took place in the USA, Intel is now inviting researchers to join the board. The firm said it will provide the researchers with its automotive advanced development platforms to conduct their experiments.

“We can, and must, raise the bar against cyber-attacks in automobiles,” said Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security.

“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.”

According to American technology research company Gartner, there will be 150 million connected cars on the roads by 2020, with 60 to 75 of those expected to be capable of sharing web-based data.

Intel also published the first version of its automotive cyber-security best practices white paper which the company will continue to update regularly based on ASRB findings.

The white paper identified the 15 most hackable systems in connected cars including steering and braking, remote key, airbags and lighting systems.


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