Issue: Jul 2016


DENSO Joins Auto-ISAC to Advance Vehicle Cybersecurity Protections



by Ron Charles

In an effort to advance vehicle cybersecurity protections, global automotive supplier DENSO joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) in June as a Tier 1 supplier member.

"DENSO is committed to protecting lives by making cars safer and more reliable," said Roger Berg, vice president, North America Research and Development, DENSO International America, Inc. "Our Auto-ISAC membership helps us to continue in that mission by collaborating with automotive OEMs and suppliers to share meaningful information about  cyber-attack vulnerability and recovery strategies. Our expertise in connected vehicles and the technologies that make them work will help us aid customers in ensuring a secure driving environment."

Auto-ISAC was formed in July 2015 in a collective effort by the auto industry to establish a secure platform for sharing, tracking and analyzing intelligence about cyber threats and potential vulnerabilities. It was modeled after similar programs in the aviation and financial industries.

The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub that allows members to anonymously submit and receive information to help them more effectively counter cyber threats in real time. Currently, Auto-ISAC members account for more than 99 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America.

In addition, as a global automotive industry leader, DENSO supports advanced research and development activities in technological innovation, with key focus areas of cyber security, big data and autonomous driving.

About DENSO Corporation:

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/

About DENSO in North America:

In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO's North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.

 

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