FASTR Blog

  1. Q&A with Hudson Thrift, FASTR Technical Steering Committee Chair (7/13/2017) - Learn about Hudson Thrift’s views on FASTR's opportunities to help drive automotive security and move cybersecurity to the foundation of tomorrow's connected and autonomous vehicles.
  2. Toward a Coordinated, Industry-wide Cybersecurity Approach (6/19/2017) - FASTR’s unique role in accelerating the realization of tomorrow’s “organically secure” vehicles is marshaling collaboration across the automotive ecosystem and has the goal of producing reference architectures, proofs of concept and other tangible research deliverables that automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can leverage in customizing requirements for their supply chains.
  3. FASTR Executive Director noted in recent Consumer Reports article (6/2/2017) - FASTR Executive Director Craig Hurst was quoted in a Consumer Reports article published yesterday. Entitled "Your Car Could Be the Next Ransomware Target," the article discusses the importance of automotive security in an age when cars are increasingly computerized.
  4. Reducing Attack Surfaces, Hardening Cybersecurity (5/23/2017) - With the WannaCry ransomware still lingering, the threat of a car held for ransom has begun to receive widespread attention beyond the automotive cyber security community. Ransomware attacks provide thieves easy money, and connected cars are potentially lucrative targets. Could it happen?
  5. The Future of Automotive Security Technology Research Is Here (2/8/2017) - by Craig Hurst, Executive Director Formerly known as the “Automotive Security Review Board,” FASTR (Future of Automotive Security Technology Research) was founded in 2016 by Aeris, Intel and Uber as a non-profit consortium. Today, we are growing with additional members from across the evolving automotive…
  6. FASTR’s Input to Proposed NHTSA Guidance on Automotive Security (2/3/2017) - by Craig Hurst, Executive Director Seeking to take a proactive approach to improving motor vehicle cybersecurity, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in October 2016 issued best practices guidance based on public feedback and the National Institute of Standards and…
  7. Highlights of the Technical Steering Committee Summit (1/25/2017) - Tomorrow’s organically secure connected vehicle will be predicated on defense in depth. In order to successfully address the emerging challenges in automotive security, threat modeling, vulnerability assessment, security architecture, trusted supply chains and cybersecurity assurance must be interweaved throughout three interconnected layers: In-vehicle systems Connectivity…
  8. Why Communications Matter in Automotive Security (1/15/2017) - by Michelle L. Avary, FASTR Board Member Security is never “one and done.” It is an ongoing process, requiring continual monitoring and updating. Aeris, as a full-stack telematics service provider, knows this. We also know that while we are experts in some aspects of security,…