Intel Announces Automotive Security Review Board
Intel formed the Automotive Security Review Board, which will focus on advancing vehicle security. The board will be made up of researchers from many vendors.The topic of automotive security is hot today in light of Chrysler's recall of more than 1 million vehicles after security researchers were able to hack a Jeep remotely. That incident has inspired many, including Intel, to look at automotive security more closely. Intel Security today is announcing an Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) that will focus on advancing vehicle security. As part of the ASRB effort, Intel Security is also releasing a white paper today that details its view on best practices for automotive technology security. Although Intel is backing the ASRB, "the efforts to document and improve automotive security best practices will be technology-neutral in terms of encompassing the complete car as a system, which includes many non-Intel components," Lorie Wigle, vice president and general manager of IOT Security Solutions at Intel Security told eWEEK. "The platforms that the ASRB receives will be Intel-based." With the ASRB, the actual board will be made up of individuals from multiple vendors. Wigle explained that the ASRB will draw on top talent from the security industry to research and collaborate on continuous improvement of automotive security technologies and products. She added that Intel is working with IOActive, iamthecavalry.org and opengarges.org to identify members.
"We are in discussions with individuals like Marc Rogers [Tesla hacker] and Karl Koscher [who hacked Corvettes], who have hacked a few vehicles, among others," Wigle said. "There will be a car awarded to the researcher who makes the strongest contribution."
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