The Las Vegas CES is the biggest consumer tech trade show in the world – and the next edition is set to take place from January 8 to 11, 2019. Vehicle technology and connected mobility have long been a key focus of this consumer electronics show.
IT security for connected vehicles starts with the electronic control unit, or ECU. This is where the cryptographic key material must be stored to enable the secure transfer of data. ESCRYPT has developed a security solution that equips vehicle ECUs with the automaker’s OEM-specific key material during the production process.
Future Ethernet-based E/E architectures will need powerful security features. Automotive firewalls will therefore have an important role to play in monitoring and controlling in-vehicle communication networks.
The Max Planck Society, Germany’s leading organization for basic research, has announced the establishment of a new “Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy Protection” (MPI) in Bochum. The new institute may be located within close proximity of the future ESCRYPT headquarters.
Taking place in Brussels on November 13 and 14, this year’s escar Europe conference is set to attract experts from the world of automotive security. Now in its 16th year, escar represents the cutting edge of automotive cyber security. Rapidly increasing levels of digital connectivity make IT security in vehicles a key issue when it comes to future mobility.
With the digital transformation, if not before, cyber security is becoming a prerequisite for success. After all, every single loophole discredits the OEM and shakes consumer confidence in the new technologies and business models. That is why security has to be future-proof right from the start. The greater the degree to which vehicle platform systems are to be connected to the outside world, the bigger the target for attack. And the more complex the E/E architectures and the more refined the electronically controlled vehicle functions, the more complex is the risk protection solution.
Great pleasure at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum: As part of the nationwide Excellence Strategy, the new Cluster of Excellence “Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (Casa) was awarded to the HGI. From 2019, the Bochum scientists will receive millions of euros in funding from federal and state for their research in this area over a period of seven years.
Stands for ‘Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies’, CEATEC JAPAN is an IoT-oriented exhibition with a long history. It was established in 2000 through the integration of two exhibitions “Japan Electronics Show” and “COM JAPAN”, now it brings the technologies from a wide range of industries together in one venue attracting more than 150 000 visitors and 700+ exhibitors.
Global experts in Electric Mobility and Autonomous Driving will gather at eMove360° Europe 2018 (October 16 – 18, 2018, Messe Munich) to present and discuss about the next generation and sustainable mobility solutions. Hot topics like IT security of fleet management, autonomous driving will be addressed with latest technology and industry development.
ESCRYPT has chosen the MARK 51°7 technology campus in Bochum, Germany as the location of its new headquarters. Its construction is expected to be completed in 2022 as part of the first phase of development on the former Opel factory site. There is also room for further expansion on the 8,200-square-meter lot.
Challenges in the development of autonomous driving systems – this is the main theme of this year’s ETAS Connections, which is taking place October 22–23 in Stuttgart’s Wagenhallen. In what way can autonomous driving help us turn the vision of accident-free driving into reality?
Over 450 experts in automotive electronics applications will come together on October 16 and 17 for the ELIV MarketPlace at the Kongresshaus Baden-Baden in Germany. Organized by the VDI Wissensforum, the event offers some 60 expert lectures in 5 parallel sessions.
Effective vehicle protection begins right in the ECU. Hardware security modules (HSMs) anchor security functions directly in the ECUs’ main processors.
Asia’s automakers are dialing up their efforts as they advance technologies that will lead to highly automated and connected driving. This intensifies their need to outfit their vehicle platforms with additional security functions and to align their in-house development processes with the concept of lasting automotive security.
With the European Commission hosting and the Crown Prince of Denmark as patron, it’s easy to gauge the importance of the ITS World Congress, which will be held in Copenhagen from September 17 to 21, 2018.
This year, the commercial vehicle sector is meeting in Hannover from September 20 to 27 under the banner of “Driving tomorrow.” The sector is expecting digitalization, connectivity, and autonomous driving to deliver a quantum leap in efficiency and road safety.
The corner of Jefferson Avenue and Grisworld Street in downtown Detroit: A Ford F-150 equipped with innovative Bosch V2X technology independently recognizes red lights, traffic signs, and pedestrians in the roadway.
Mobility promises us a future of connected driving: an increase in driving safety and road safety, autonomous driving, better traffic flow, less harm to the environment, and enhanced public and goods transportation. The key to making this future a reality is the cooperative intelligent transportation system (C-ITS), which enables vehicles to exchange information with other vehicles and with traffic infrastructure in real time.
How must automakers establish and coordinate a security concept that will allow them to master the future challenges of IT security? In his presentation at the 22nd Congress Automotive Electronics, Friedhelm Pickhard, CEO of ESCRYPT’s parent company ETAS provided the answer.
Five Minutes for each start up, until they were asked challenging questions about their business model for further 300 seconds. The jury of this year's IT security pitch didn’t make it easy for the start-ups. The team of QuoScient took the win over five competing young entrepreneurs from Germany, Spain and Belgium.
The more electronics steer, accelerate and brake cars, the more important it is to protect them against cyber attacks. That is why 15 partners from industry and academia will work together over the next three years on new approaches to IT security in self-driving cars.
Visitors to ITS America 2018 will be able to experience the future of mobility on the streets of downtown Detroit. In a live demonstration, the Bosch Group will show how communication between vehicles and infrastructure will soon be making road traffic safer.
eleven-x Inc., operator of Canada’s first and only coast-to-coast public low power network optimized for the Internet of Things (IoT), ESCRYPT, a global leader in software and communications security, and OrbiWise, developers of OrbiWAN™, the leading LoRaWAN™ network server, are pleased to announce the integration of ESCRYPT’s new KMS for LoRaWAN™ with the OrbiWAN™ server on eleven-x’s network, bringing unprecedented levels of data security to all Smart City and IoT applications utilizing the network.
It’s almost that time again: on June 20-21, 2018, escar USA will be the meeting point of the international automotive security scene.
ConCar Expo 2018, Europe’s largest trade show for automated driving and connected car solutions, will take place in Berlin on June 27 and 28. More than 1,000 visitors from development departments across the automotive industry will convene at the Estrel Congress & Messe Center to discuss the future of mobility.
In the world of production, the digital transformation is making appreciable headway under the motto “Industry 4.0.” The advantages are obvious: connected machines and systems offer insight into the status of individual orders, provide comprehensive process control, enable monitoring of inventory levels and consumables in real time, ensure fully automated processes, and proactively notify operators when maintenance is and will be required.
On June 19 and 20, top executives and electronics managers of OEMs and automotive suppliers will gather in Ludwigsburg. The International Congress of Automotive Electronics is an annual highlight for anyone who wants to discuss the future opportunities and challenges of the industry.
“Creating security” is the new Cube 5 start-up initiative’s motto. Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research want to further enhance Bochum’s outstanding reputation for IT security with targeted support for spin-offs and start-ups. ESCRYPT is providing the start-up incubator with the office space and specialist support it needs.
From April 25 to May 4, 2018, the automotive industry will gather at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Auto China 2018. “Steering to a new era” is the motto for the trade fair, which will highlight new technological developments and provide a platform for an exchange of ideas between the Chinese and international automotive industries.
From July 2 to 4, 2018, ESCRYPT GmbH is offering two security training courses at its headquarters in Bochum. The key topic for both courses is establishing and maintaining IT security in connected (IoT) products.
The 4th International VDI Conference on “IT Security in Vehicles” will be held in Düsseldorf on May 16 and 17, 2018. Cybersecurity experts, software engineers, and development managers from all over the world will come together at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel to exchange ideas on the latest developments in automotive security.
If the automotive industry hadn’t gotten the message before, the WannaCry attacks of May 2017 must have hammered it home: crypto-ransomware is a credible threat. As digital connectivity reshapes the economy and our daily lives, it is offering online extortionists a bigger and bigger target for attacks. In the future, it will not be only companies, hospitals, and public authorities at risk – thanks to smart mobility and the functions enabled by digitalization, any vehicle could be the next target.
The European Commission is planning to enact a new cyber security regulation according to which manufacturers will have to certify their products in order to confirm that they have appropriate security mechanisms to protect their products and services against attacks. For this reason, Martin Emele, Vice President Marketing and Business Strategy Cyber Security, External Affairs & Governmental and Political Relations at ESCRYPT’s parent company ETAS, took part in a political dinner debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on January 23.
In future, IT security for the Internet of Things will require a holistic approach. Because IoT applications are increasingly interconnected. This calls for lifecycle management and organizational integration alongside embedded security solutions. That is why ESCRYPT has strategically expanded its IT security portfolio to encompass smart mobility, smart industry, and smart city.
Renowned German publishing house brand eins has released its annual ranking of the most innovative German companies, and ESCRYPT was among the top performers. Based in Bochum, Germany, the provider of IoT security solutions took a top spot among SMEs in the “Technology and Telecommunication” category, earning the accolade “Innovator of the Year 2018.”
Cypress and ESCRYPT partner to deliver complete end-to-end security for the LoRaWAN Ecosystem. For this Cypress has integrated their PSoC 6 LoRaWAN stack into ESCRYPT’s LoRaWAN Key Management System (KMS) to offer customers an end-to-end Secure LoRaWAN Solution.
From February 27 to March 1, Nuremberg will once again be hosting the world’s leading trade show focusing on embedded systems. This year, ESCRYPT will be present in numerous areas of the embedded world Conference.
Hall 4, Booth 558 – IDPS, V2X Security, Cyber Defense Center
The main theme of the Automobilwoche conference in Munich on March 13, 2018 is the digital transformation of the car industry – under the slogan Big Data, Car Data.
Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Systems that are considered secure today can be vulnerable to attack tomorrow. The long service life of modern cars demands that action also be taken to avert potential, as yet unknown threats. Closed-loop integrated intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) offer effective protection here.
The Internet of Things needs comprehensive IoT security. At Bosch ConnectedWorld, to be held at the STATION-Berlin on February 21-22, ESCRYPT will highlight its role as a pioneer – for instance in the LoRaWAN low-energy network standard, a rapidly developing technology that enables IoT devices and smart-city applications to be networked economically. Protecting a network like this calls for an intelligent key management solution (KMS).
Connected driving is the future. However, data exchange between vehicles and roadside equipment will only become genuinely beneficial when it is securely protected against unauthorized access. Cybersecurity specialist ESCRYPT is unveiling its secure V2X communication solution at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
At CES 2018, ESCRYPT is presenting its intrusion detection and prevention solution. With the complete system combining an embedded solution and a cyber security backend, automotive manufacturers can detect and defend against cyberattacks on individual vehicles or entire fleets.
Automotive security is not just an issue of pressing urgency, it is also highly complex. This is because cybersecurity for the automotive world of both today and tomorrow goes well beyond the vehicle and its infrastructure. Accordingly, more is needed than just individual technical solutions. Effective IT security has to span the vehicle’s entire life cycle. And it must penetrate all of the processes and organizational units involved in security measures.
For anyone interested in seeing the technological trends for the upcoming years, there is no getting by CES in Las Vegas. ESCRYPT will be presenting new IT security solutions for smart mobility to the international expert community there from 9 to 12 January 2018.