Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SAE and ISO Publish Joint Automotive Cybersecurity Standard

SAE International, in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), recently published a new standard to help ensure that cybersecurity is entwined throughout the entire product lifecycle.

The new standard, ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles—Cybersecurity Engineering, provides industry cybersecurity professionals and product developers with a pragmatic approach to establishing a solid foundation for integrating cybersecurity within the product development lifecycle—from project initiation through to decommissioning. ISO/SAE 21434 is the culmination of years of effort among international experts from the engineering, product development, and cybersecurity disciplines.

ISO/SAE 21434 builds on the tenets of SAE J3061 Cyber Security Guidebook for Cyber-Physical Vehicle Systems, the world’s first automotive cybersecurity standard. SAE’s partnership with ISO allowed the expansion of the J3016 standard and ensures international harmonization that is needed to truly progress cybersecurity into a mature discipline in the mobility industry.

“We are pleased to see the fruits of this unique collaborative partnership between SAE and ISO,” said Jack Pokrzywa, director of global ground vehicle standards, SAE International. “We see this standard as a critical tool in the arsenal of cybersecurity professionals and product developers around the globe. SAE is committed to helping industry achieve the highest levels of security in all vehicles.”

The new standard walks readers through the fundamentals of cybersecurity including requirements, process, and goals in business disciplines, such as product development, production, operations, and maintenance. Two major elements of the standard are Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment (TARA) and product development.

For more information on ISO/SAE 21434, visit www.sae.org or www.iso.org.

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