White paper lays out importance of automotive cybersecurity validation and verification

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European engineering consultancy Horiba MIRA has published the third in a series of white papers focusing on automotive cybersecurity. The freely available paper, titled Automotive Cybersecurity Verification & Validation – Striking the Balance Between Risk and Cost, explains why cybersecurity must be treated differently from other automotive engineering attributes. It lays out guidance and recommendations for lifecycle testing and considers the reputational risks associated with under-engineered solutions and the costs and commercial liabilities of over-engineered responses to new regulations.

The company’s previously published paper – Why Automotive Cybersecurity is Different – explores the threat landscape, why automotive is a unique use case, best practices in implementing proactive engineering design and reactive operational responses, approaches to cybersecurity testing and achieving cybersecurity assurance.

The first paper in the series – How to Navigate Cybersecurity Type Approvals – details how vehicle manufacturers must institute a cybersecurity management system (CSMS), take full lifecycle responsibility for the cybersecurity of their product lines and submit to routine auditing of these new cybersecurity protocols.

The latest paper can be downloaded here.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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