Twelve automakers that make up the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) have agreed to form an information sharing and analysis center (Auto ISAC) that will facilitate the sharing of cyber security data to stay abreast of the latest hacking threats to vehicle data. AAM is hopeful that the Auto ISAC will be operational by the end of the year. The worthy goal of the Auto ISAC is to “further enhance the industry’s ongoing efforts to safeguard vehicle electronic systems and networks” by distributing cyber threat information to AAM members through a hub. The Auto ISAC will serve as “a central hub for intelligence and analysis, providing timely sharing of cyber threat information and potential vulnerabilities in motor vehicle electronics or associated in-vehicle networks.” AAM sees expansion possibilities with other businesses involved in the automobile industry, including auto parts suppliers, telecommunications providers and strategic partners.

This effort follows the AAM’s adoption of data Privacy Principles.

The automakers involved in the AAM include BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche Cars North America, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Car Corporation.