Department of Homeland Security agrees to share vehicle cyber-threat info

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collaborate and improve vehicle cyber-threat information sharing and analysis.

Signing a CRADA with DHS enables private sector companies to participate in the Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program (CISCP), the department’s flagship program for cybersecurity information sharing regarding cyber-threats, incidents and vulnerabilities. 

CISCP partners voluntarily submit observed cyber-threats and information about cyber-incidents and identified vulnerabilities, all done anonymously. Data submitted to CISCP falls under the Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program and are statutorily exempt from regulatory use or disclosure.

“This relationship with DHS provides our cyber-security experts the opportunity to work with their counterparts in the federal government to increase information sharing and analysis,” said Jeff Massimila, General Motors and Chair of Auto-ISAC’s.

The agreement could enable access to DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communication Integration Center (NCCIC), a security operations watch centre. The agreement also provides...

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