Vehicles have long ceased to be isolated objects. Whether in their production process or in their daily use, they are part of an automotive ecosystem. Every area from design and production to ongoing operation and maintenance is subject to cyber threats. Legislators and regulators have understood this as a central challenge and are taking the industry (OEMs, supply chain) substantially to task. UNECE R155, ISO/SAE 21434, Automotive SPICE and other frameworks demand for wide ranging Cybersecurity concepts. The implementation of a Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) is an essential foundation for the development, production and operation of connected and intelligent vehicles within a very short timeframe for these industries.
This must lead to a fundamental cultural change in the automotive industry towards security-by-design. Matthias Reinwarth gives an overview of what is required and when, and where we stand in the implementation today.