Applied Automotive Security
Secure Integration of Mobile Devices for novel Automotive Services
Roman Kochanek, Ruhr University in Bochum
DEI - PT1 Room
December 21st, 2011
10.15 - 11.00 a.m.
In the past years the automotive sector has rapidly developed new technologies, which facilitate the communication between a vehicle and its environment. The previously closed in-vehicle network opens its capabilities for technologies such as the Internet or the car-to-x communication. Hence, the implementation of these new technologies within the vehicle leads to the need for information security like securing the communication to other entities or vehicles as well as preventing a wide range of already known attacks against the in-vehicle network .
Based on the previous talk about automotive security, which took place at DEI on 16/09/2011, follow up presentation provides a deeper look into the deployment of modern cryptographic mechanisms for securing novel automotive services. To evaluate the security requirements of the  automotive project developed by the MOVE research group  at DEI, the talk briefly introduces the characteristics and entities of the project including its use cases. The results of the evaluation as well as common types of security attacks serve as a basis for defining the attack surface of the current implementation. To mitigate the drawbacks on information security, we used modern cryptographic schemes like the Elliptic Curve Cryptography  (ECC) and the Advanced Encryption Standard  (AES) and implemented them on different embedded system architectures. This theoretical background illustrates the challenges for applying the developed approaches on a real-world automotive project. The talk concludes with a live demonstrat ion of the implemented security countermeasures.
Roman Kochanek is a student of IT-Security at the Ruhr University in Bochum and currently participating in a European Exchange Program for Systems Security Researcher (www.syssec-project.eu) at the Politecnico di Milano. Currently he is working on his diploma thesis about secure mobile device integration for next generation automotive services in cooperation with the industry.
 “Automatic management of autonomy for electric vehicles”, http://move.dei.polimi.it/projects.html