LDRA, the leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, software code analysis, and test tools, welcomes the news that ISO / SAE 21434 automotive cybersecurity standard has reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. LDRA is committed to fully supporting the standard with enhancements to the LDRA tool suite® for Automotive as dictated by formal release of the standard.
Currently under development, ISO / SAE 21434 “Road vehicles – Cybersecurity engineering” is set to replace SAE J3061 “Cybersecurity Guidebook for Cyber-Physical Vehicle Systems.” SAE J3061 was published in 2016 as a recommended practice document that provided an engineering process framework for integration with other development processes for the comprehensive and systematic design of cybersecurity into vehicle systems. ISO / SAE 21434 offers the promise of a substantial document with more detail than the high-level guiding principles of SAE J3061.
LDRA is an advocate of sound, secure coding principles, a keen supporter of the ISO / SAE 21434 standard, and an active participant in its development. However, while ISO / SAE 21434 is in draft stage, substantial changes to its content are entirely possible.
While advising extreme caution in basing new product development on any DIS document, LDRA is confident that the guidance the organization can offer today represents current best practice. LDRA therefore anticipates that a substantial majority of that advice will be reflected in ISO / SAE 21434 when it is finalized.