FASTR Consortium Announces Release of “Automotive Industry Guidelines for Secure Over-The-Air Updates”
Document provides evaluators with comprehensive, objective guidelines by which to analyze automotive software over-the-air (SOTA) update systems
WILMINGTON, Del. (Nov. 8, 2017) – FASTR℠, a nonprofit research consortium dedicated to automotive cybersecurity, today announced the availability of “Automotive Industry Guidelines for Secure Over-the-Air Updates.”
The guidelines are intended to assist automotive manufacturers and others involved in evaluating platforms for secure updates, describing the threat models, providing recommended cryptographic algorithms and detailing a step-by-step checklist for evaluating SOTA systems. The document illuminates one area of opportunity for research and innovation in the automotive security ecosystem.
“Today’s modern automotive ecosystem requires a robust, adaptable approach to maintain the security and integrity of the growing intelligently connected vehicles on the roads. Provenance and operational verification of software components in a forensically sound manner is critical,” said Craig Hurst, FASTR executive director. “These guidelines will serve as a comprehensive, objective resource to help OEMs analyze SOTA systems and make wise design choices.”
Founded by Aeris, Intel and Uber in 2016, FASTR seeks to accelerate automotive security by marshaling industry-wide collaboration on crucially needed research. To become a member of FASTR, get involved and lend expertise to plans for 2018 activities, go to our Membership section.