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GM enters auto cybersecurity research alliance with US Army

General Motors Co. has teamed up with the U.S. Army to work on improving GM's and the Army's automotive cybersecurity capabilities over the next two years, according to an Oct. 14 announcement.

GM's cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Army's CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center will allow cybersecurity experts from both parties to share best practices, methodologies, tools and approaches to conduct penetration testing and cybersecurity risk analysis.

Under the deal, two Army engineers will work with their counterparts at GM, while a GM expert will be working with the Army's Ground Vehicle Cybersecurity Team.

GM's Global Technical Center in Warren, Mich., is nearly adjacent to GVSC's Detroit Arsenal.

Following the partnership, GM and the Army will share the knowledge they gained from the research with the Society of Automotive Engineers in a bid to develop common standards for automotive cybersecurity.

The partnership is expected to extend into 2021, according to the release.