Automotive Cybersecurity at HORIBA MIRA
HORIBA MIRA has over 13 years of experience delivering global engineering programmes as well as research and development in automotive cybersecurity. This began with our involvement in the “E-safety vehicle intrusion protected applications” (EVITA) project – funded by the EU – the focus of which was the protection of intra-vehicular communications. Since then we have taken part in projects funded by the government, for example 5StarS (funded by Innovate UK), a project that HORIBA MIRA leads, which looks at developing an assurance framework that would help to deliver meaningful consumer ratings for cybersecurity of a connected and autonomous vehicle.
Our independent experts are also actively involved in the development of international standards and regulations for cybersecurity, including SAEJ3061 (the Cybersecurity Guidebook for Cyber-Physical Vehicle Systems) and the upcoming ISO/SAE 21434 standard, which addresses cybersecurity engineering for road vehicles. Using this expertise, as well as what we’ve developed in-house through our cybersecurity research programmes, we help clients get ready for the introduction of impending requirements by providing practical, actionable guidance.
An example of this is to tailor a cybersecurity engineering, test or assessment programme to what a customer might require, whether that be to conduct penetration testing on a component, or to perform a risk assessment on the whole vehicle. The service can also be adapted so that it fits in with an existing lifecycle (for example through phased reviews), whether that phase be production, operation, servicing or decommissioning. Alternatively, we are also able to develop a complete lifecycle process framework to ensure that cybersecurity is addressed comprehensively within a customer’s product. We also reduce the cybersecurity testing burden by using a risk-driven approach to identify and carry out the most appropriate test activities.
Our frameworks include the use of both off-the-shelf and bespoke tools and methods for designing, verifying and validating cyber-physical vehicle systems. We offer both individual and turnkey services including the development of cybersecurity process based on latest industry best practice; consultancy on engineering and implementation of cybersecurity best practice; cybersecurity testing and risk assessment services. Through our newly launched MIRA Technology Institute, we also offer technical seminars and training to improve cybersecurity capability.