Cybersecurity needs public-private partnerships, officials say

By Berry Craig IV
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer

Risk management for autonomous and connected-vehicle cybersecurity requires public-private cooperation and partnerships, panelists discussed at the second Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit in Detroit.

“We need robust risk management processes and a cybersecurity culture” that works to identify vulnerabilities and risks, said Heidi King, deputy administrator of NHTSA. “It’s about anticipating the unexpected and being ready.”

King also emphasized the need for public perception of autonomy and connected-vehicle technology to be comparable to domestic technologies in which the public already places trust. To do this, King said cooperation between the government and private sector is critical, especially when it comes to reinforcing a culture that invests in threat management.

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