September 1-3, 2021 | Hybrid Event | Hyatt Regency Bethesda, MD, USA

Track Keynote: New Directions in Automotive Security: Attacks and Countermeasures (E21a)

22 Sep 2020
11:00-11:30

Track Keynote: New Directions in Automotive Security: Attacks and Countermeasures (E21a)

Automotive security has received considerable interest from academic and industry communities in the past 10 years.  In this talk, after providing a brief overview of attacks on automotive platforms, we show how  automotive platform security requires a holistic approach to its security.  Following this approach, we describe two approaches to securing different aspects of the internal network of the car.  We also briefly announce a new software-only attack on automotive ECUs, which allows a malicious adversary to insert data onto the CAN bus of a vehicle at will and eventually impersonate other devices in the internal network of the car.  We end by observing that because of changes in the industry, most significantly the advent of autonomous driving, future vehicle platforms will also be subject to privacy threats.  To counteract these, we believe that new technologies will be necessary.  We discuss a project inside of Bosch that investigates two such technologies: multi-party computation and differential privacy.