The organisation that automakers in the United States developed to handle cybersecurity hazards stated it has hired a previous Boeing Co executive as its leader.
Faye Francy, who most just recently was head of the aviation market’s cybersecurity clearinghouse, called the Aviation-ISAC, will take control of the Automotive Details Sharing and Analysis Centre, or Auto-ISAC.
Automakers use the Auto-ISAC to share particular information about cyber security hazards and countermeasures without compromising competitive information.
Francy joins the automobile market group at a time when federal regulators and legislators are progressively concerned that hackers could make use of cars through their web connections and horn in computers that control braking, guiding and eventually self-governing driving.
As the car market broadens its use of automated systems to pilot lorries, it is coming across a lot of the very same technical and security concerns aircraft makers face to secure automated flight systems. Francy joined Boeing in 2001 and led a group that focused on cyber security for Boeing commercial aircraft.
Francy will change the Auto-ISAC’s acting executive director, Jonathan Allen, a principal at the consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton.– Reuters
Critical period: Francy signs up with the automobile market group at a time when federal regulators and legislators are progressively worried that hackers could make use of automobiles through their web connections and meddle with computers that manage braking, steering and eventually self-governing driving.– Reuters