SAE International Launches Preview Issue of New Journal of Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy, Co-Edited by Industry Experts

SAE International has introduced the highly anticipated preview issue of its latest scholarly journal, Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy, which will launch as a quarterly journal in 2018. This one-of-a-kind collection includes original articles focusing on the Cyber Physical System-related areas of transportation and privacy in passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and aerospace systems, as well as rail and maritime systems. Articles will present methods, tools, implementations and applications of research in transportation cybersecurity and privacy around technologies, cybersecurity engineering processes, and security economics and environments. The Journal is co-edited by Thomas M. Forest, Kevin Harnett and Dr. André Weimerskirch, three well-known experts in the cybersecurity field.

Mr. Forest is a member of the Electrical & Controls Systems Research Laboratory, working primarily in the areas of vehicle cybersecurity, vehicle electrical architecture, in-vehicle networking and safety-critical systems. He has over 30 years of experience in automotive electrical system design and has been the chairman of the SAE Vehicle Electrical Systems Security Committee since 2011.

Mr. Harnett is a Cybersecurity Program Manager (PM) with more than 36 years of experience providing technical leadership in planning, implementing and managing high-priority programs involving cybersecurity and risk management for the DOT, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Highway and Traffic Safety (NHTSA), DOD/USAF, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), NASA, DHS and other agencies.

Active in all areas of automotive and transportation cybersecurity and privacy, Dr. Weimerskirch is a main designer of the vehicle-to-vehicle security system, which will likely be the largest security system ever deployed. He is co-founder of the American workshop on embedded security in cars (escar USA), vice chair of the SAE Vehicle Electrical System Security Committee, co-chair of the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) cybersecurity working group, co-organizer the SAE ComVEC heavy vehicle cybersecurity session and a member of the joint SAE/ISO Cybersecurity Working Group.


“Staying up-to-date with transportation cybersecurity and privacy breakthroughs is absolutely vital for anyone connected to the ground vehicle and aerospace worlds, from new engineering students to seasoned industry professionals,” says Frank Menchaca, Chief Product Officer for SAE International. “The goal of this Journal is to provide academics and practicing engineers alike with a cybersecurity resource they can trust, and with the combined expertise of Mr. Forest, Mr. Harnett and Dr. Weimerskirch, we are confident that our readers are in good hands.”

The Journal covers a range of subject areas, including:

  • Cybersecurity of sensors and cyber-physical systems
  • Design of resilient architectures and applications
  • Privacy and data protection issues in transportation systems
  • Hardware security and secure hardware modules
  • Security of vehicular communications (on-board, between vehicles, and between vehicles and infrastructure)
  • Cybersecurity engineering process
  • Privacy by design
  • Security throughout the system life-cycle
  • Security economics of both attackers and defenders

More information about accessing the preview issue of Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy, published by SAE International, can be found online or by speaking with an SAE representative.

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