What is the Urgency Behind Automotive Cybersecurity?

June 28, 2022 Jama Software

What is the Urgency Behind Automotive Cybersecurity?

From a Market Perspective:

As automobiles are growing increasingly connected, digitized, and complex, automotive cybersecurity has become top of mind. Made up of hundreds of “tiny computers” – each with its own networks and servers – a singular vehicle is open to millions of opportunities for cyber-attack.

In fact, computers control almost every system in a vehicle, from steering to brakes, to the engine itself. Electric Vehicles (EV) have even more opportunities for cyber-attacks, as a standard EV runs over 100 million lines of code.

Without proper precautions and protection, an automobile’s data can be stolen – or worse, hackers can take remote control of the car.

From a Regulatory Perspective:

UNICE WP.29 is a global forum (comprised of 58 states) for road vehicles, agricultural vehicles, and some off-road vehicles. This governing body sets mandatory homologation requirements for member-states. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are also required to comply to put new vehicles on the road.

Adopted by UNICE, UN R155 requires developers of automotive parts or vehicles to have a Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS). Additionally, UN R156 is a regulatory requirement for a Security Update Management System (SUMS).

Implementation of ISO 21434 fulfills the requirements for a CSMS according to R155. These requirements apply to the vehicle and all components of the vehicle that access vehicle internal communication buses.

UN R155 and R156 – Who Does This Apply to and When Does it Take Effect?

Starting in January 2021, all passenger cars, vans, trucks, and buses have been required to comply with UN R155 and R156. Additionally, Japan has indicated that it plans to apply these regulations to all automobiles that are entering the market. The Republic of Korea has adopted a stepwise approach, introducing the provisions of the regulation on cybersecurity in a national guideline in the second half of 2020, and proceeding with the implementation of the regulation in a second step.

Starting in July of 2022, the European Union (EU) will mandate the regulation on cybersecurity for all new vehicle types and will become mandatory for all new vehicles produced from July 2024 (including components).

Given the widespread use of UN Regulations in the automotive sector around the world, the broad adoption of these regulations across the world is expected, among and beyond the 54 Contracting Parties to UNECE’s 1958 Agreement.

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  • Frameworks aligned to key industry regulations
  • Procedure and configuration guides specific to automotive manufacturing activities
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  • Consulting and training customized to your teams’ automotive product development processes

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Standard Frameworks

Accelerate adoption and improve compliance using frameworks aligned to key industry regulations: ISO 26262:2018 and Automotive SPICE (ASPICE) – a process maturity framework derived from ISO IEC 15504 standard.

Test Management

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Export Templates

Support the automotive product development process with export templates developed for the automotive industry.

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Functional Safety Kit for Automotive Development Teams

ISO 26262 stipulates that automotive developers must validate their software tools to ensure that they are suitable for use in developing safety-related items.

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