WASHINGTON, July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) welcomes as new members Mitsubishi Electric, PACCAR and Volvo Group North America; and, new strategic partners the American Trucking Associations, Ernst and Young LLP and Red Balloon Security.
The inclusion of these organizations exemplifies the Auto-ISAC's continued efforts to promote collaboration between Tier 1 suppliers, industry strategic partners and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity. The Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in August 2015 to establish a global information sharing community to promote vehicle cybersecurity.
"Mitsubishi Electric, PACCAR and Volvo Group North America all play critical roles in the design and engineering of secure connected vehicles, and we look forward to working with them," said Jeff Massimilla of General Motors, who serves as the Auto-ISAC's Chairman. "The addition of the American Trucking Associations, Ernst and Young and Red Balloon Security as strategic partners adds to the hard-working team of members and partners who are focused on driving the industry's proactive efforts to incorporate strong security measures into every phase of the vehicle lifecycle."
Jeff Stewart of AT&T and chairman of the organization's Affiliate Advisory Board, which represents non‑OEM members said, "We all play a key role in the cybersecurity of connected vehicles. Sharing and analyzing cyber risk information benefits everyone and the Auto-ISAC provides a secure platform for all of us to do just that."
The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. Its secure intelligence sharing portal allows members to anonymously submit and receive information that helps them more effectively respond to cyber threats.
A key action by the Auto-ISAC is the publishing of the Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices Executive Summary which provides informational guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity. Two of the guides are available to the public: incident response and collaboration and engagement with appropriate third parties. Six additional guides being written include: governance, risk management, security by design, threat detection and protection, and training and awareness.
The Auto-ISAC is holding its 2nd annual Cybersecurity Summit: In the Fast Lane, scheduled for September 25-26 in Detroit, MI. The issue of cybersecurity is in the news daily and on everyone's mind. Governments, businesses, and everyday Americans seem constantly under siege from international and domestic attackers. The Auto-ISAC spent the last year's Summit beginning to address these nefarious and asymmetric threats to the automotive industry. With the exciting new innovations and technologies for automotive and autonomous vehicles, the industry has a call to action to shift gears and get In the Fast Lane.
The Summit will focus on taking cybersecurity and information sharing to the next level. Guided talks, panels and keynotes will share up-to-date knowledge and best practices and provide educational and networking opportunities for the connected vehicle industry.
Auto-ISAC members represent more than 99 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America. Members also include heavy-duty vehicles, commercial fleets and carriers and suppliers. It has global representation from companies in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.automotiveisac.com and follow us @autoisac.
Mitsubishi Electric With nearly 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in automotive equipment(electrification systems, car multimedia, ADAS, vehicle total management products, etc.), information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. For more information visit:www.MitsubishiElectric.com
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services, information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
Volvo Group North America
The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs nearly 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017, the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.
American Trucking Associations is a united federation of motor carriers, state trucking associations and national trucking conferences that serves to promote and protect the interests of the trucking industry. With safety being ATA's first priority, identifying emerging cyber threats and guarding against malicious cyber criminals are of vital importance to its membership.
In February 2018, American Trucking Associations initiated Fleet CyWatch – a member-led benefit program for fleets to report cybercrimes, receive analytic support and incorporate latest developments on cybersecurity industry issues, alerts, best practices and national security awareness. Fleet CyWatch assists members in reporting information about trucking-related internet crimes and cyberattacks and serves as an information clearinghouse to notify fleets about threats that could impact their operations. The program also coordinates with NGOs and federal officials to provide motor carriers with information and recommendations in the areas of cybersecurity awareness, prevention and mitigation.
Ernst and Young LLP
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Red Balloon Security (www.redballoonsecurity.com) is a leading security provider and research firm for embedded devices across all industries. The company's cybersecurity solution for the automotive industry, Symbiote for Automotive Defense, protects electronic control units (ECUs) from malware, ransomware, malicious firmware modification and zero-day attacks. It is effective for any automotive ECU or gateway, regardless of manufacturer or vehicle type. Red Balloon Security's pioneering R&D is led by a team of world-class academic researchers and developers who have published seminal research papers in the fields of embedded security and intrusion detection, led US Department of Defense funded research activities, ethically disclosed vulnerabilities within hundreds of millions of ubiquitous embedded devices and worked as embedded security researchers within various intelligence agencies.
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