HORIBA MIRA publishes cybersecurity white paper

The automotive engineering consultancy, HORIBA MIRA has published the first in a series of four industry White Papers that it says will help guide vehicle manufacturers and the tiered automotive supply chain to navigate the systemic changes required to meet the new cybersecurity regulation and standards.

It says cybersecurity presents one of the most formidable structural challenges to the automotive industry in recent times, because as vehicles have become increasingly software-dependent and connected to their operating environment, they are increasingly exposed to cybersecurity liabilities and risk. A new cybersecurity regulation set down by the UNECE and standards that are in development by the ISO/SAE will in the immediate future establish significant new requirements for vehicle manufacturers to secure Type Approval. Without action, vehicle manufacturers in many markets will simply not be able to sell their cars, trucks or buses.

“Navigating the new regulation is therefore mission-critical for the industry,” it says in a statement. “HORIBA MIRA’s Vehicle Resilience engineers bring a complete contextual understanding of cybersecurity and its place in the wider automotive V-cycle. Having actively contributed to drafting of the new regulation and standard, they are extremely well positioned to guide OEMs through the process.”

The White Paper, How to Navigate Cybersecurity Type Approvals, details how vehicle manufacturers must institute a cybersecurity management system (CSMS), take full lifecycle responsibility for cybersecurity of their product lines and submit to routine auditing of these new cybersecurity protocols. 

Anthony Martin, Head of Vehicle Resilience Technologies at HORIBA MIRA said, “The impact of Regulation 155 will profoundly affect how road-going vehicles are designed, built and managed over their lifecycle. To avoid significant commercial liabilities – the worst of which will prevent the sale of vehicles that lack the requisite Type Approval – vehicle manufacturers need to act promptly to get a CSMS in place.”

He continued, “Furthermore, they must establish that the scope and implementation of the CSMS is fit-for-purpose and ensure that their organisation is not just procedurally but also culturally aligned to a world where cybersecurity considerations will shortly become pervasive. Today’s White Paper encapsulates all of this intent founded on HORIBA MIRA’s considerable automotive cybersecurity expertise.”

You can download it here.

(Picture – HORIBA MIRA)

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