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FASTR Consortium Announces Release of “Automotive Industry …

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FASTRSM, a nonprofit research consortium dedicated to
automotive cybersecurity, today announced the availability of “Automotive
Industry Guidelines for Secure Over-the-Air Updates.”

The guidelines are intended to assist automotive manufacturers and
others involved in evaluating platforms for secure updates, describing
the threat models, providing recommended cryptographic algorithms and
detailing a step-by-step checklist for evaluating SOTA systems. The
document illuminates one area of opportunity for research and innovation
in the automotive
security ecosystem

“Today’s modern automotive ecosystem requires a robust, adaptable
approach to maintain the security and integrity of the growing
intelligently connected vehicles on the roads. Provenance and
operational verification of software components in a forensically sound
manner is critical,” said Craig Hurst, FASTR executive director. “These
guidelines will serve as a comprehensive, objective resource to help
OEMs analyze SOTA systems and make wise design choices.”

Founded by Aeris,
and Uber
in 2016, FASTR seeks to accelerate automotive security by marshaling
industry-wide collaboration on crucially needed research. To become a
member of FASTR, get involved and lend expertise to plans for 2018
activities, go to


FASTR—Future of Automotive Security Technology Research—is a neutral
nonprofit automotive security research consortium working to drive
systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the entire supply chain
and ensure trust in the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future.
For more information, please visit

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