European Union Cybersecurity Agency focuses on connected cars in latest research

European Union Cybersecurity Agency focuses on connected cars in latest research IoT News is a practical resource providing news, analysis and opinion on the burgeoning Internet of Things ecosystem, from standardisation, to business use cases, and development opportunities. We take the best research and put our own spin on it, report from the frontline of the industry, as well as feature contributions from companies at the heart of this revolution.

A new report from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has highlighted the importance of cybersecurity for connected cars.

The ENISA’s ‘Good Practices For Security of Smart Cars’ report mainly aims to identify the relevant assets, the rising concerns that targets smart cars ecosystem of tomorrow, and also the potential security measures and good practices to mitigate them.

The study also provides information such as a detailed asset and threat taxonomy for the connected and self-driving ecosystem; a mapping of existing legislative, standardisation and policy initiatives to foster harmonisation; and concrete and actionable good practices to improve the cybersecurity in connected and AVs.

“Connected and automated mobility is a strategic priority for the EU, bringing numerous opportunities for its citizens,” said Juhan Lepassaar, ENISA executive director. “Making sure that cybersecurity concerns are taken into account is the role of ENISA. Bringing together all players and reflecting ongoing policy developments, this [report] aims to serve as the reference for automotive cybersecurity.”

Alongside this, earlier this month ENISA also released its 'Good Practices for Security of IoT' report in order to promote security by design for IoT. This report particularly focuses on software development guidelines, which is one of the most important aspects for achieving security by design. Some of the crucial contributions of the study include – analysis of security threats in all phases of the IoT software development lifecycle (SDLC) and key points to consider; concrete and actionable good practices to upgrade the cybersecurity of the IoT SDLC; detailed asset and threat taxonomies concerning the IoT secure SDLC; and mapping of ENISA good practices to related existing standards, guidelines and schemes.

KT, a South Korea-based operator, announced earlier this week that it will be running a 5G-powered autonomous shuttle service in the central city of Sejong. This will be a pilot project to demonstrate the commercialisation of self-driving buses. In April, KT and Unmanned Solutions, a Seoul-based AV technology provider – announced partnership to develop a 5G-based virtual control tower for AVs. Aju Business Daily reported that both the firms will be modifying a 1.3km long street by the end of 2019 and begin testing level 4 autonomous shuttles during the first half of 2020.

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