Security challenges in automotive hardware/software architecture design

Florian Sagstetter, Martin Lukasiewycz, Sebastian Steinhors, Marko Wolf, Alexandre Bouard, William R. Harris, Somesh Jha, Thomas Peyrin, Axel Poschmann, Samarjit Chakraborty

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Abstract

This paper is an introduction to security challenges for the design of automotive hardware/software architectures. State-of-the-art automotive architectures are highly heterogeneous and complex systems that rely on distributed functions based on electronics and software. As cars are getting more connected with their environment, the vulnerability to attacks is rapidly growing. Examples for such wireless communication are keyless entry systems, WiFi, or Bluetooth. Despite this increasing vulnerability, the design of automotive architectures is still mainly driven by safety and cost issues rather than security. In this paper, we present potential threats and vulnerabilities, and outline upcoming security challenges in automotive architectures. In particular, we discuss the challenges arising in electric vehicles, like the vulnerability to attacks involving tampering with the battery safety. Finally, we discuss future automotive architectures based on Ethernet/IP and how formal verification methods might be used to increase their security.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages458-463
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783981537000
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event16th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2013 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 18 Mar 201322 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
ISSN (Print)1530-1591

Conference

Conference16th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2013
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period18/03/1322/03/13

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