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.
Infineon Technologies AG and ESCRYPT GmbH are offering a new coordinated hardware-software solution in automotive security. The interaction between the second generation of the multicore microcontroller family AURIX™ (TC3xx – AURIX™2G) and specifically tailored CycurHSM security software impedes manipulation of in-vehicle electronic control units and improves IT security for applications like Software-Update-Over-the-Air (SOTA) and automated driving.
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.
The future benefits to V2X communication are undisputed – enhanced driving and traffic safety, intelligent traffic control and shorter travel times, and the search for a parking space is child’s play. Essential precondition: real-time communication vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and between vehicle and infrastructure (V2I) must be reliably shielded against abuse, manipulation and data spying.
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.
The US legislature is moving forward willing to shape the automotive future of the country. On September 6, the bill entitled H.R. 3388 – the Self Drive Act – passed the House of Representatives. If it passes into law, IT security for cars with automated driver assistance systems will become a necessary precondition for approval in the USA.
Connected driving is one of the mobility issues of the future, which is why the Car 2 Car Communication Consortium has already begun to develop suitable standards for the V2X communication of tomorrow. As a member of the security working group, ESCRYPT is actively involved in the design of future V2X security.
With greater connectivity in vehicles, the risk of cyberattacks is increasing. New opportunities are opening up for hackers, whose methods are becoming more and more sophisticated with time. A continuously effective intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS) is therefore indispensable for a modern vehicle fleet.
escar Europe 2017, which takes place on November 7 and 8, is the event for anyone concerned about automotive cybersecurity. The conference venue is the nhow Music and Lifestyle Hotel in Berlin. The world’s leading automotive cyber security conference gives researchers, security experts, and auto industry representatives an opportunity to discuss the future of automotive security.
Intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPSs) are widely used in traditional IT and have already proven their efficiency. While automotive cybersecurity is still a relatively young discipline, adopting this concept for modern connected vehicles or vehicle fleets (which are in effect distributed IT systems) makes perfect sense.
A lot of families go out of town in the summer. But before they leave home, they naturally make sure that they close the windows and lock the doors. After all, everybody understands that you can use common sense to reduce the risk of burglary. It’s not that simple, however, for automotive developers who want to safeguard vehicles against manipulation. Thanks to all its technical terms and technological quirks, embedded security is an enigma to many laypeople – making it remarkably challenging to identify the appropriate protection against people gaining unauthorized access.
Connected-vehicle technologies are making many new services and business models possible. Protecting the latter necessitates the ability to respond to future attack methods and techniques at all times, as this will be the only way to protect vehicles using future security solutions. This video illustrates how ESCRYPT’s solution for intrusion detection and prevention protects vehicles – from the production plant to the salvage yard.
One year after opening its Canadian headquarters in Waterloo Region, ESCRYPT (ETAS Embedded Systems Canada Inc.), a leading provider of cyber security solutions and services for the Internet of Things (IoT), is pleased to announce the expansion of their operations into a 11,000 square foot newly renovated facility at 419 Phillip Street in Waterloo.
Cyber-security is becoming a fundamental challenge facing global automakers. This new issue will require significant changes to previous development concepts and methods. For the automotive industry, ESCRYPT introduced advanced technologies for secure over-the-air (OTA) software updates and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to be well equipped for future security threats.
If security experts talk with colleagues from the automotive industry about cyber security, it likely ends up in a fascinating discussion about various crypto algorithms, the number of key bits to employ, or the newest hacks from DEF CON. However, in truth, 99 percent of the real problems in daily automotive IT security practice have nothing to do with weaknesses in crypto algorithms, keys that are too short, or the latest DEF CON side-channel hacks.
Embedded systems are taking on more and more functions. The large number of ECUs in vehicles is a prime example, with their software coordinating more and more powertrain, safety, and convenience functions. Previously, IT systems in vehicles were isolated and independent. Now it is time to provide connectivity to the outside digital world in order to take advantage of the security and service potential of Car-to-X communication, or of Firmware-over-the-Air updates (FOTA).
In the last ten years, embedded security became a more and more important topic for car manufactures. Today, nobody doubts the necessity of effective security measures against unauthorized access to the vehicle network to protect the vehicle, its occupants and to open new business models.
ETAS GmbH has completed the acquisition of Canada-based TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd. Approval from antitrust author¬ities has now been received. The contract for the acquisition was signed earlier in February. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd. provides specialized security tools for Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication and secure Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication in the Internet of Things (IoT).
How can I protect my connected vehicles against attacks? And how can I identify and analyze them?
Integrated security solutions are the only way to reliably protect connected vehicles against cyber-attacks. These have to take into account every possible risk scenario that might conceivably occur during the entire life cycle of the vehicle in order to develop and effectively implement reliable, risk-appropriate security mechanisms.
ESCRYPTs Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solution for vehicles was demonstrated at this year’s embedded world in Nuremburg.