As our cars get more connected, the risk of cybersecurity breaches increases on board. While the industry charged with combatting vehicle hackers is booming, it’s a constant battle to keep up with increasingly sophisticated technology. A new standard has just been published to help manufacturers get one step ahead.

ISO/SAE 21434, Road vehicles?– Cybersecurity engineering, addresses the cybersecurity perspective in engineering of electrical and electronic (E/E) systems within road vehicles. It will help manufacturers keep abreast of changing technologies and cyber-attack methods, and defines the vocabulary, objectives, requirements and guidelines related to cybersecurity engineering for a common understanding throughout the supply chain.

The standard, developed in collaboration with SAE International, a global association of engineers and a key ISO partner, draws on the recommendations detailed in SAE?J3061, Cybersecurity guidebook for cyber-physical vehicle systems, offering more comprehensive guidance and the input of experts all around the world.

ISO/SAE 21434 was developed by technical committee ISO/TC 22, Road vehicles, subcommittee SC 32, Electrical and electronic components and general system aspects, in collaboration with SAE International’s Vehicle Cybersecurity Systems Engineering Committee. The secretariat of ISO/TC 22/SC 32 is JISC, ISO’s member for Japan.