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IAMTS Begins Work on Automotive Cybersecurity Testing and Validation

The International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization (IAMTS)
announced a new effort on Automotive Cybersecurity Testing and Validation.
Recognizing that cybersecurity is a ubiquitous concern and a global
challenge for autonomous and connected vehicles, IAMTS will utilize a
cross-regional (U.S., Europe, Asia) and cross-stakeholder (industry,
certification & testing, proving grounds) approach to develop best practices
for cybersecurity testing and validation.

IAMTS’s effort is in conjunction with global efforts to define cybersecurity
requirements for future mobility systems. In Europe, UNECE published
Regulation No. 155 Cyber security and cyber security management system and
Regulation No. 156 Software update and software update management system in
March 2021. In the United States, NHTSA has invited public comment on the
Agency’s updated draft cybersecurity best practices document, Cybersecurity
Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles, and more work is ongoing
in other regulatory and standardization bodies.

“A common problem in security requirements is that they are too abstract
and, thereby, underspecified. In the automotive domain, many only prescribe
processes and methods but do not show how security can be achieved in a
concrete system,” stated Eddie Lazebnik, lead for this IAMTS working group
and head of strategy at Cybellum. “In the case of automotive cybersecurity
testing, for anyone interested in UNECE WP29 readiness, contributing to the
IAMTS efforts to create additional cohesion within the industry is paramount
for success.”

In addition to Cybellum, the working group currently includes IAMTS members
from TÜV SÜD, CATARC, IEEE and Tallinn University of Technology.

IAMTS is a global, membership-based alliance of organizations involved in
the testing, standardization and certification of advanced mobility systems
and services. The alliance works to develop and grow an international
portfolio of smart mobility testbeds that meet the highest quality
implementation and operational standards.

For more information about IAMTS, including membership, please visit:

SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®) is an affiliate of SAE
International. The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing
consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. SAE ITC
enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect
and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the
setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly
engineered industries globally.

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