Connected Car Security
Smarter Security for Smart Cars
Cars are changing. Smart cars, cars that adopted ICT for an easier and safer driving, are now being commercialized. Now, a car becomes a wheeled data center and the car manufacturer becomes a software developer. However, as more and more components of cars become connected to the Internet, risk will greatly widen. Hackers can remotely access and manipulate functions in the car including in-vehicle information systems, automatic braking systems, or even cutting off the engine while the vehicle is in transit.
Networks of Consideration for Connected Car Security
There are different networks that one needs to consider when thinking about car security – not simply within the vehicle in itself.
The Need For a Solution
Threat to these networks pose a very real threat to human life. As car manufacturers roll out new features and update the code, they need to keep security at the forefront. This presents challengers for developers as the development lifecycle for cars takes long to complete. Vehicle programming also contains some of the most complicated coding in all computer technology.
At Penta Security, we saw the dangers and began work on researching security for exposed areas. Considering all gateways or points of access for the car and developing methods of securing the channels of communication via encryption, we also delved into public key infrastructure (PKI) to authenticate the many different endpoints . This comprehensive connected car security solution resulted in AutoCrypt.