Thales Recieves New Certification and Strengthens its Leadership Position in Automotive Cybersecurity

Thales Recieves New Certification and Strengthens its Leadership Position in Automotive Cybersecurity

In the automotive industry, there is a clear growing demand for greater cybersecurity. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) provided an answer to this question by issuing a new regulation (UN Regulation No. 155) for Vehicle Cyber ​​Security Management System . This covers risk and security assessment, threat detection and vulnerability monitoring throughout the vehicle’s entire life cycle. Consequently, the automotive industry is implementing a mandatory cybersecurity standard (ISO/SAE 21434) that applies not only to car manufacturers, but also to all vehicle cybersecurity providers, such as Thales.

The ISO certification guarantees that Thales offers solutions of the highest level of security for automobile manufacturers, integrators and, by extension, users, starting from the development of the vehicle. It describes the many procedures that must be followed to ensure the cybersecurity of road vehicles. Therefore, this certification demonstrates that the entire development process of Thales cyber solutions has been assessed and certified. Identifying the vehicle’s cybersecurity needs, designing and implementing cybersecurity measures, and continuously monitoring and updating the cybersecurity system are part of the proven experience.

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Thales‘ “safety by design” approach, by default, is applied to all the integrated solutions and services it designs, builds and implements in cars. This includes built-in secure elements, credential storage and management, authentication systems, firmware upgrades, and much more. It establishes strict vulnerability monitoring and risk assessment for future safe maintenance.

In addition, this certification reinforces the confidence that Thales provides in data management throughout the life cycle of the connected vehicle. This is critical as automakers need to provide updates, patches and enhancements to remote apps and connected in-vehicle devices. The data protection capability protects vehicles from cyberattacks, while increasing customer confidence in the more than 300 million connected cars expected by 2027 1 .

Connectivity and digitization in the automotive field provide end customers with numerous service opportunities. However, to benefit from these services, drivers and passengers must be confident in the security and privacy of their vehicle,”  said Christine Caviglioli, Vice President Automotive Sector at Thales. “We believe that the impact of ISO certification is very positive for the market. Obtaining this certification makes us feel even more proud in an environment where cybernetics have become vital and indisputable. At Thales, we are ready to continue supporting our customers in the face of this new security challenge with out-of-the-box certified solutions.”

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