CAV Cyber Security Framework

Vehicles have evolved to become increasingly connected with in-vehicle devices and external systems and infrastructure. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) will soon begin to appear on our roads whilst at the same time, cyber attacks across all sectors are increasing in regularity and sophistication. To provide assurance to the public that the security risks associated with CAV technology are being appropriately managed, SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business has developed a comprehensive CAV Cyber Security Framework (CCSF).


The CCSF is based on the five functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover) of the globally recognised National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Framework. The five functions of the CCSF are supplemented by a combination of industry standards and best practice to create a set of cyber security outcomes and objectives. This framework is being used by consortium partners to aid the delivery of a secure CAV ecosystem for HumanDrive.


For an overview of the CAV Cyber Security Framework see our infographic which you can also download here.

BBC’s Law in Action experience HumanDrive at Cranfield University

Cranfield University’s Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI) provided the location for part of a recent Law in Action recording focused on the legal implications of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) on UK roads.


Neil Fulton, Connected and Autonomous Transport Programme Director from the Transport Systems Catapult, was interviewed about the HumanDrive project, which is using the Cranfield MUEAVI autonomous vehicle test site to put the HumanDrive vehicles through their paces by simulating a number of scenarios and monitoring the cars’ reactions.


MUEAVI is a new £9 million open research facility, comprising a mile of ‘shared surface’ fully functioning roadway and pedestrian access through the centre of the campus, to support the development of autonomous transport vehicles and related systems.


Listen to the broadcast here:

HumanDrive Case Study

Successful completion of this project will take the UK one step closer to autonomous vehicles on the road, helping the UK government to fulfil its ambition of seeing fully driverless cars on the road by 2021. Find out more about the benefits this project will bring.

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