Karamba Security and Rambus join FASTR consortium to collaborate on automotive-security innovation
BEAVERTON, Ore. (February 8, 2017) – FASTR℠ today released a manifesto, “Toward Tomorrow’s ‘Organically Secure’ Vehicle,” declaring its organizational and industry intentions. Formerly “Automotive Security Review Board” and founded by Aeris, Intel Security and Uber in 2016, FASTR seeks to enable innovation in automotive security by marshaling industry-wide collaboration on the actionable applied and theoretical R&D needed now to drive systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the entire supply chain and ensure trust in the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future.
“Autonomy promises to be one of the most significant safety mechanisms the world has ever built,” reads the manifesto from FASTR (Future of Automotive Security Technology Research). “But autonomy and security go hand in hand; autonomy and trust exist in equal measure. If we trust the autonomous technology in the vehicle, we will deploy it widely, and, if we do not, it will remain a laboratory curiosity. Trust depends crucially on security in and around the car.”
The manifesto goes on to outline the opportunities that exist to rearchitect the vehicle so that cybersecurity is at its very foundation and coordinated across the entire, evolving automotive supply chain. In this way, the manifesto says, connected vehicles would be created “organically secure,” systematically more able to deal with threats safely and predictably and, ultimately, to self-heal.
“We created the manifesto to put a stake in the ground and a call to action,” said Steve Grobman, FASTR board president and Intel Security Group chief technology officer. “The connected and autonomous car of the future offers revolutionary benefits: dramatic reduction in accidents, alleviation of city congestion, mobility for all and more. All of the benefits will rely on non-negotiable automotive security, as well as the industry collaboration and innovation that FASTR fuels. A diversity of expertise, inputs and perspectives is needed in this effort.”
FASTR provides a neutral, pre-competitive, open environment through which the evolving automotive ecosystem can collaborate. FASTR brings together auto-industry veterans and disruptors, technology giants and startups, leading academics and hackers to create the agile, iterative research and produce the reference architectures, proofs of concept, code samples, white papers, best known methods, etc. that automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need today, to drive requirements across their supply chains, reduce risks and liabilities and foster trust in connected and autonomous vehicles of the future.
FASTR today also announced two new members: Karamba Security, which provides zero false positive autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, and Rambus, which is dedicated to providing innovative automotive security solutions including tamper resistance and trusted provisioning services.
“Amid evolving threats and growing scrutiny prompted by vehicle hacks and the spread of connected car technologies, automakers, the DOT and NHTSA are seeking innovative and preventative solutions for how to approach cybersecurity,” said 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.”
“FASTR is a valuable channel to collaborate with new partners, including those who are traditionally outside of the automotive ecosystem,” said Joe Gullo, senior director of Partnerships at Rambus. “FASTR provides us access to automotive industry leaders and helps facilitate collaboration with fellow members to identify and address emerging security issues. We are excited to be a member of FASTR and look forward to improving vehicle safety and security.”
FASTR seeks to collaborate with complementary, like-minded organizations in this effort. To learn more, visit fastr.org or connect with us at @FASTR_org.
FASTR—Future of Automotive Security Technology Research—is a neutral, inclusive nonprofit consortium that seeks to enable innovation in automotive security with a vision of self-healing vehicles. FASTR is working to deliver the actionable applied and theoretical R&D needed now to drive systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the entire supply chain and ensure trust in the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future. For more information, please visit fastr.org.
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