Automotive cyber security best practices discussed

Intel Corporation recently set up the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) to help reduce cyber security risks associated with connected automobiles, without stifling technological progression and innovation.

The board will encompass top security industry talent across the globe with particular areas of expertise in cyber-physical systems. The ASRB researchers will perform on-going security tests and audits intended to codify best practices and design recommendations for advanced cyber security solutions and products to benefit the automobile industry and drivers.

Security best practices for connected automobiles 

Gartner predicts that “by 2020, the number of connected passenger vehicles on the road in use will be about 150 million; 60% to 75% of them will be capable of consuming, creating and sharing web-based data.” The transition to a more connected world is exhilarating and requires that cyber security be addressed.

“We can, and must, raise the bar against cyber attacks in automobiles,” said Chris Young, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel Security. “With the help of the ASRB, Intel can establish security best practices and encourage that cyber security is an essential ingredient in the design of every connected car. Few things are more personal than our safety while on the road, making the ASRB the right idea at the right time.”

Intel will provide the ASRB with its automotive advanced development platforms on which to conduct research. Findings will then be published publicly as part of an on-going process. To motivate the ASRB researchers, Intel will award a new car to the member who provides the most significant and impactful cyber security contribution that can be implemented on Intel’s automotive platform.


The new Intel whitepaper ‘Automotive Security Best Practices: Recommendations for Security and Privacy in the Era of the Next-Generation Car,’ analyses risks associated with the next generation of connected automobiles and provides specific security recommendations for the automotive industry. Intel is inviting industry experts to comment on the white paper and will publish revisions based upon feedback and ASRB findings.