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SAE International to Host Global Discussion on the Foundation Standard for Automotive Cybersecurity

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 30, 2015 - SAE International will host a global discussion on vehicle cybersecurity on Thursday, December 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. US EST.

The online event will provide an overview and opportunity for discussion about the new foundation Cybersecurity Standard – “SAE J3061™: Cybersecurity Guidebook for Cyber-Physical Vehicle Systems.”

While the media and other organizations continue their examination of specific vehicle cyber incidents and their implications for the automotive industry, SAE International’s Cyber Standards committee, comprising of subject matter experts, worked to prioritize cyber security concerns and aggressively address them. The committee members thoroughly reviewed, global, industry practices aimed at preventing and mitigating vehicle cyber threats and examined International research data, including government and industry collaboration, and privately funded industry consortia. The result is the world’s first cybersecurity Automotive Recommended Practice, SAE J3061™, which provides needed guidance and methodology on ways to design and develop a complex system to perform a desired function while limiting cybersecurity threats.

During the event, speakers will offer insights into ways to address these challenges and answer questions from audience members.

“Vehicles are increasingly connected – through their internal systems, to consumer devices, to each other and to roadway infrastructure. The automotive industry, along with SAE experts’ recognized that embedding cybersecurity is a critical element of the vehicle development process and we are pleased to offer the world’s first cybersecurity standard, J3061™,” said Andrew Smart, SAE International’s Director of Society Programs and Industry Relations.

SAE J3061™ was originally intended for use in the vehicles sector, however its principles, guidance, and methodologies are relevant to other sectors including:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical Devices
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Software Systems Designers and Integrators

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