Buckle up: the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) is soaring down the fast lane toward collaborations that are already providing researchers with new opportunities to improve automotive security products and connected car technology.
In an effort to increase automotive exploration among researchers, the Intel Internet of Things Group recently hosted a pair of automotive security research workshops, the first of which took place January 12-14 in San Diego, and the second February 2-4 in Barcelona. Individuals from around the globe were invited and given the opportunity to work hands-on with an Intel IoT and Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) simulation platform, with the goals of advancing knowledge of threat areas, identifying vulnerabilities and potential mitigation strategies, and identifying topics for future research.
Engineering staff from Intel’s Transportation Solutions Division and Wind River were on hand to answer questions, guide research activity, and observe the excellent and eye-opening work produced by the highly qualified and experienced participants.
The research teams—comprised of security consultants and researchers, senior software and hardware engineers, cryptographers, and post-doctoral, doctoral, and undergraduate students—probed and prodded the Intel IoT in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) simulation platform from myriad angles, using everything from every day to exotic hardware and software techniques, in an effort to reveal potential threat areas and recommend security design improvements.
Both workshops proved to be highly instructive and enjoyable for everyone involved, and will contribute directly to advancing Intel IoT’s ultimate goal of making intelligent transportation more secure and safe. The teams competed for points, and a number of modest prizes were awarded, but in the end, what seemed to matter most to everyone involved was the spirit of fun and open collaboration that emerged as they confronted the challenges presented by the simulation environment.
In parallel to conducting these workshops on our own simulation platform, Intel is assisting the industry by founding Automotive Security Review Board. As the board is formed and research plans emerge, we can look forward to much more and varied automotive research geared toward the automotive industry’s interest in making the next generation of transportation — such as collaborative Intel IoT connected driving projects — even more secure. To stay updated and follow Intel ASRB’s progress on automotive security, visit ASRB.org .
Thank you to all of the participants at our San Diego and Barcelona workshops!
San Diego Participants
Cameron Beyer, Ford
Chad Dewey, Saginaw Valley State University
Steven Drewes, SpaceX / RIIS
Shane Fry, Star Lab
Helena Handschuh, Rambus
Hunter James, RIIS
Jonathan Kline, Star Lab
Karl Koscher, UCSD
Joseph Maes, SVSU
Martins Mozeiko, LG
Harsh Patil, LG
Chris Poulin, IBM
Guangzhi Qu, Oakland University
Michael Roof, SVSU
Spenser Solys, RIIS
Armin Wasicek, UC Berkeley
Rob Wood, NCC Group
Néstor Álvarez Díaz, University of Laguna
Senad Aruc, UL
Daniele Bonomi, Security Researcher
Davide Cioccia, UL
David Clare, NCC Group
Radek Domanski, Security Researcher
Jako Fritz, UL
Florian Gaultier, SCRT
Jos Heijmans, UL
Ryan Hileman, Security Researcher
Neil Jones, NCC Group
Sebastian Koszyk, Secure Net World
Denis Legezo, Kaspersky
Francisco Martín Fernández, University of Laguna
Daniel Mayer, NCC Group
Jan Nordholz, Technical Univerity Berlin
Nicolas Oberli, Security Researcher
Alexandra Rivero García, University of Laguna
Iván Santos González, University of Laguna
Jean-Pierre Seifert, Professor at Technical University Berlin
Adrien Stoffel, SCRT
Paul Wooderson, Horiba-Mira
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