Harman International Industries has announced that it has joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC), a collective force of automotive industry leaders collaborating to share, track and analyse intelligence about cyber threats and potential vulnerabilities against connected cars.
Saar Dickman, vice president of automotive cybersecurity said of the announcement that
“Harman is proud to join this group of like-minded organizations who are committed to prioritizing cybersecurity protective measures for the connected car. Harman has placed significant emphasis on cybersecurity protective measures, including our 5+1 automotive security frameworks and our acquisition of TowerSec in January this year. Becoming a member of Auto-ISAC adds another layer of intelligence and information sharing to progress the industry’s automotive cybersecurity agenda.”
As cars become more connected the need to protect the privacy and safety of the vehicle and its occupants has seen Harman investing more in the development of a complete multilayer security framework that addresses “defense in depth” within the system design, along with over-the-air (OTA) updates and software-based security solutions that can be implemented not only in future vehicles but retrofitted to unsecured cars on the road today.
Currently, Auto-ISAC members account for more than 99 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America. By sharing critical threat, risk and vulnerability information through the Auto-ISAC central intelligence platform, Auto-ISAC greatly enhances the industry’s on-going efforts to safeguard connected car systems and networks.