Intel is attempting to take the industry lead in Internet of Things (IoT) cyber security, and as part of that effort has established a new automotive security review board:

The ASRB researchers will perform ongoing security tests and audits intended to codify best practices and design recommendations for advanced cyber-security solutions and products to benefit the automobile industry and drivers.

Gartner predicts there will be a 150 billion connected vehicles on the road by 2020. The transition to a more connected world is exciting and requires that cyber security be addressed.

“Just like with any connected system, there’s no perfect security. But we can raise the bar against cyber-attacks in automobiles,” said Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security. “With the help of the ASRB, Intel can establish security best practices and encourage that cyber-security is an essential ingredient in the design of every connected car. Together we can manage the complexity more quickly and deliver solid cyber-security solutions.”

Disclosure: I work for Intel Security.