What isISO/SAE 21434?
Together, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) developed this set of standards published in August 2021.
ISO/SAE 21434 Road vehicles — Cybersecurity engineering recommends that OEMs and other members of the automotive supply chain consider security not only during a vehicle’s conceptualization but also during its decommissioning.
Unlike the UNECE WP.29 UN R155, ISO/SAE 21434 is not mandatory. The two standards, however, are considerably aligned and complement each other. They both emphasize the need for a CSMS, require a thorough risk assessment to identify critical areas, and highlight the importance of cybersecurity throughout the life cycle of a vehicle.
What is its impact?
Compliance with ISO/SAE 21434 standards would demonstrate how OEMs and other members of the automotive supply chain have ensured the integration of cybersecurity measures into their products from the products’ design phase to their end-of-life.
Together with WP.29’s regulations, ISO/SAE 21434 establishes the heavy influence that cybersecurity will play in the future development of vehicles as they become more connected and advanced. Complying with these standards by sustaining the presence of cybersecurity is therefore essential to developing state-of-the-art automotive products that can be trusted for years to come.