Safety and Security in Automated Driving

Adam Shostack
1 min readJul 8, 2019

Safety First For Automated Driving” is a big, over-arching whitepaper from a dozen automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

One way to read it is that those disciplines have strongly developed safety cultures, which generally do not consider cybersecurity problems. This paper is the cybersecurity specialists making the argument that cyber will fit into safety, and how to do so.

In a sense, this white paper captures a strategic threat model. What are we working on? Autonomous vehicles. What can go wrong? Security issues of all types. What are we going to do? Integrate with and extend the existing safety discipline. Give specific threat information and mitigation strategies to component designers.

I find some parts of it surprising…

https://adam.shostack.org/blog/2019/07/safety-and-security-in-automated-driving/

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Adam Shostack

Generally blogging at adam.shostack.org/blog, but shared posts here before Medium asked me to jump through more and more hoops..