What Cybersecurity Means to SAE International
As vehicle systems grow in sophistication, using computers to power everything from air conditioning to engine and emission controls, so too does the need for enhanced safety measures to protect the vehicle from cyber-attacks.
Upstream reports that from 2018 to 2021, the frequency of cyber-attacks on cars increased 225 percent, and the number of targets only continues to grow as the number of connected vehicles on the road worldwide is expected to surpass 863 million in 2035.
With this transformation of mobility through connectivity, engineers face new challenges in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle sectors as it pertains to legislation, regulation, and standardization. As technologies rapidly evolve, industry members must be proactive in their approach to production and risk management throughout the vehicle’s life cycle to preserve the safety of its occupants.