ISO/SAE 21434

ISO/SAE 21434

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ISO/SAE 21434

What isISO/SAE 21434?

Together, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) developed this set of standards published in August 2021.

ISO/SAE 21434 recommends that OEMs and other members of the automotive supply chain consider security not only during a vehicle’s conceptualization but also during its decommissioning.

Unlike UN Regulation No. 155 (UN R155), ISO/SAE 21434 is not mandatory. The two standards, however, are considerably aligned and complement each other. They both emphasize the need for a CSMS, require a thorough risk assessment to identify critical areas, and highlight the importance of cybersecurity throughout the life cycle of a vehicle.

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What is its impact?

Compliance with ISO/SAE 21434 would demonstrate how OEMs and other members of the automotive supply chain have ensured the integration of cybersecurity measures into their products from the products’ design phase to their end-of-life.

Together with UN R155, ISO/SAE 21434 establishes the heavy influence that cybersecurity will play in the future development of vehicles as they become more connected and advanced. Complying with these standards by sustaining the presence of cybersecurity is therefore essential to developing state-of-the-art automotive products that can be trusted for years to come.

How do you comply with ISO/SAE 21434?

The standard highlights the need for OEMs and other stakeholders to develop an environment and culture of cybersecurity. By taking a holistic approach, organizations can consciously implement cybersecurity practices across all their processes and phases, from governance, policies, tools, and procedures in order to prepare for and address threats.

    The standard presents the following benchmark principles for all vendors in the automotive industry:

    • Ensure that the systems of road vehicles that are released to the market are reasonably secure.
    • Ensure that automakers and suppliers perform due diligence.
    • Focus on cybersecurity engineering based on current technologies and methodologies.
    • Adopt a risk-oriented approach.
    • Use the standard as a basis for management activities for cybersecurity.
    • Identify guidelines for cybersecurity activities or processes for all phases of the vehicle’s life cycle.

    How can VicOne help you comply with ISO/SAE 21434?

    With the ever-evolving state of automotive cybersecurity and the pressure of complying with relatively new regulations, it might be difficult to decide the best solution for your architecture. For organizations to be CSMS-certified and adaptive to cyberthreats, they must put in place measures that can identify, analyze, and defend connected cars against risks throughout a vehicle’s life cycle.

    VicOne offers a comprehensive and flexible solution to assist OEMs in complying with UN R155 and developing secure vehicles. It is a cloud-based vehicle security operation center (VSOC) that provides multilayered visibility of connected vehicles. By leveraging automotive threat intelligence, smart sensors, and OEM data, VSOC Platform ensures compliance with UN R155 while staying abreast of the latest automotive cybersecurity incidents.

    Learn more about how VicOne can support your compliance journey to UN R155.

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