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Delphi Technologies, Valeo Join Information-Sharing Group Focused on Vehicle Cybersecurity

The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks.

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Delphi Technologies and Valeo have joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC).

Automakers formed the Auto-ISAC in 2015 to establish a global information-sharing community to promote vehicle cybersecurity. Its members represent more than 99 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America, according to the group.

“Delphi Technologies and Valeo play critical roles in the design and engineering of secure connected vehicles, and we are pleased to have them join us to drive the industry’s proactive work to incorporate strong security measures into every phase of the vehicle lifecycle,” said Jeff Massimilla of General Motors, who serves as the Auto-ISAC’s chairman.

Various industries have formed information-sharing and analysis centers as a result of a 1998 presidential directive, which asked the public and private sector to create a partnership to share information about threats, vulnerabilities and events to help protect the critical infrastructure of the United States.

The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. Its secure intelligence-sharing portal allows members to anonymously submit and receive information that helps them more effectively respond to cyber threats.

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“The inclusion of these two companies exemplifies the Auto-ISAC’s continued efforts to promote collaboration between suppliers, commercial vehicle companies and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity,” the group said in a news release.

A key action by the Auto-ISAC is the publishing of the “Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices Executive Summary,” which provides informational guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity. Currently, two of the guides are available to the public: “Incident Response, Governance and Collaboration” and “Engagement with Appropriate Third Parties.” The group is working on six additional guides on the topics of risk management, security by design, threat detection and protection, and training and awareness.

“We all play a key role in the cybersecurity of connected vehicles,” said Jeff Stewart of AT&T, chairman of the organization’s affiliate advisory board, which represents non‑OEM members. “Sharing and analyzing cyber-risk information benefits everyone and it is important that Delphi Technologies and Valeo contribute to our intelligence-gathering actions.”

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