ISACs were first created in 1998 under the Clinton administration to create public and private sector partnerships to share information about physical and cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and events to help protect critical U.S. infrastructure. Today there are ISACs for 24 critical infrastructures, such as Financial Services, Electricity, Energy, and Surface Transportation. The Auto-ISAC was launched in December 2015 to address cybersecurity threats that emerged with the development of vehicle-to-vehicle communications and other technologies and network connections in future vehicles.
The Auto-ISAC's information sharing model helps automakers and suppliers more effectively counter cyber threats and develop safeguards for vehicle electronic systems and networks by fostering industry collaboration on best practice guidelines for cybersecurity, evolving developments in the design and engineering of components and integrated vehicle systems, and responses to cyber-attacks.
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions comprise the leading international trade association in the fast-changing mobility industry. Representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components, technologies, and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, MEMA works to ensure that the marketplace and legislative and regulatory environment support the development and implementation of new technical capabilities transforming the automotive industry, including autonomous vehicles and vehicle connectivity. By directly employing more than 734,000 Americans and generating a total employment impact of 3.6 million jobs, MEMA's member companies are the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. MEMA's members are represented through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on how MEMA is leading transformation in the mobility industry, visit www.mema.org.
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