In automotive cybersecurity news this week were tips to block key fob signals, new membership and new reports.
Ways to Block Key Fob Signals in the News
There were several news stories this week about keeping key fobs in tin can or aluminum foil. Others suggest buying a Faraday bag to block signals. It is very important to always test whatever method you choose, by having the fob in device near the vehicle and see if the trunk or doors work wireless with the fob in the Faraday bag. The reason to keep devices from being amplified or signals stolen. The most popular Faraday cases sells for $16.99 on Amazon Signal Blocker for Car Keys Ce Faraday Bag Antitheft Fob Guard .
New Automotiv & Partner Members Auto-ISAC
The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) welcomes as new members Mitsubishi Electric, PACCAR and Volvo Group North America; and, new strategic partners the American Trucking Associations, Ernst and Young LLP and Red Balloon Security.
The inclusion of these organizations exemplifies the Auto-ISAC’s continued efforts to promote collaboration between Tier 1 suppliers, industry strategic partners and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity. The Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in August 2015 to establish a global information sharing community to promote vehicle cybersecurity.
“Mitsubishi Electric, PACCAR and Volvo Group North America all play critical roles in the design and engineering of secure connected vehicles, and we look forward to working with them,” said Jeff Massimilla of General Motors, who serves as the Auto-ISAC’s Chairman. “The addition of the American Trucking Associations, Ernst and Young and Red Balloon Security as strategic partners adds to the hard-working team of members and partners who are focused on driving the industry’s proactive efforts to incorporate strong security measures into every phase of the vehicle lifecycle.”
Jeff Stewart of AT&T and chairman of the organization’s Affiliate Advisory Board, which represents non‑OEM members said, “We all play a key role in the cybersecurity of connected vehicles. Sharing and analyzing cyber risk information benefits everyone and the Auto-ISAC provides a secure platform for all of us to do just that.”
The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. Its secure intelligence sharing portal allows members to anonymously submit and receive information that helps them more effectively respond to cyber threats.
A key action by the Auto-ISAC is the publishing of the Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices Executive Summary which provides informational guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity. Two of the guides are available to the public: incident response and collaboration and engagement with appropriate third parties. Six additional guides being written include: governance, risk management, security by design, threat detection and protection, and training and awareness.
Auto-ISAC members represent more than 99 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America. Members also include heavy-duty vehicles, commercial fleets and carriers and suppliers. It has global representation from companies in Europe and Asia.
Top Automotive Cybersecurity Vendors?
According Absolute reports the top automotive cybersecurity vendors are Argus Cyber Security, HARMAN International, Karamba Security, Symantec, Arilou Cyber Security, ESCRYPT, Honeywell International, RunSafeSecurity, secunet Security Networks, Vector Informatik.
Automakers and Fleets Should Be the Most Concerned about Automotive Cybersecurity
KPMG’s report “Protecting the Fleet” details why automakers, fleets and providers of mobility services must be the most secure.
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