LDRA has announced support within the LDRA tool suite for SAE International’s Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J3061. The tool suite now provides an ISO 26262–compliant cyber security development process for critical automotive applications that must be secure to ensure safety.
This includes Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, infotainment, steering and braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning systems, and more.
Connected vehicles are increasingly becoming targets for cyber security attacks, making security a critical aspect of vehicle safety. While ISO 26262 addresses functional safety in the development of automotive systems, cyber security must also be designed and built into automotive applications throughout the development life cycle to provide defense in depth.
SAE J3061 provides an engineering process framework that integrates with other development processes for the comprehensive and systematic design of cyber security into vehicle systems. With the LDRA tool suite, developers can now map security goals to particular software assets and cross-reference those to appropriate safety goals and requirements.
“With the many complex electronic systems in every new automobile - often mixed and matched from different tiered suppliers - carmakers have an increasingly difficult challenge securing vehicles from myriad cyber attack vectors,” said Steve Hoffenberg, Industry Analyst and Director, VDC Research.
“Vehicle electronics now must be designed from the ground up with cyber security as a core principle, including the ability to develop and test software in a rigorous manner for safety and security. The framework laid out by SAE J3061 is a significant step in helping automotive developers along that path.”
“We continue to demonstrate our commitment and leadership in the areas of cyber security and functional safety in life-critical systems such as automotive applications,” said IanHennell, Operations Director, LDRA.
“By integrating the process framework of SAE J3061 into our tool suite, we enable automotive suppliers and OEMs to mitigate risk and increase their confidence that their software is safe and secure by construction.”
The LDRA tool suite supports the following J3061 processes and requirements related to ISO 26262, among others, for automotive applications: