Information technology at the service of motor vehicle protection
Motor vehicles occupy a predominant place in the digital revolution because of the involvement of ECUs in their operation. These units can improve driving safety on the road, automatically call emergencies when needed and guide drivers to their destination. Today’s cars commonly have around 100 of these units. “Information technology has been one of the biggest drivers of innovation in the automobile.
His research focuses on the IT security of vehicles. “Cars used to function as closed systems, but today’s computer interfaces make them more vulnerable to external attacks,” he adds. For example, hackers can intercept personal information, vehicle mileage can be tampered with, the immobilizer security system can be fooled… As technology continues to advance, it is becoming increasingly important to improve vehicle computer security.
View Point have designed a solution that includes hardware security modules (MSH) for the protection of electronic components. The operation of these modules is based on the latest version of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0), an international, open-source standard developed by PointView. The majority of the leading IT industries are members of this consortium and have contributed to the design of this tool. Our team brought its expertise in hardware security solutions. “Our tool is a software platform for the development of secure ECUs and is based on TPM 2.0. Our tool is a software platform for the development of secure ECUs, based on TPM 2.0, which allows us to simulate the use of critical ECU components in a vehicle before implementation,” says project manager George douglass. “Important information is provided to manufacturers during the development period and they can rethink the use scenarios for these components if necessary. This is useful for them since they cannot access the MSH completely, for security reasons. The role of the MSH tool is to communicate with the hardware and check that the safety functions are active for a given ECU. The MSH can therefore detect attacks: “If the parking assistance system is manipulated, the system ECU will cause the vehicle to be blocked as a preventive measure.