Establishing an Automotive Cyber Defense Center

  • As vehicles turn into human-transporting computers, more specific attention to the issue of long-term secure operation is needed. In order to prevent cyber-attacks on the fleet, monitoring the internal state of the individual vehicles’ IT-infrastructure is required. In this paper we provide a suggestion on how vehicles could be managed over the course of their lifetime. Establishment of an Automotive Cyber Defense Center is a key factor of ensuring the secure operation of the vehicle fleet by an OEM. Within this paper we demonstrate why establishing such a center is necessary, what kind of security operations it needs to perform and what stakeholders are involved in ensuring secure operation of public road transport. Since Cyber Defense Centers and the required technology are well-established in classical IT-infrastructure, we propose an architecture for the automotive domain which uses these technologies, highlighting the gaps in transitioning from operating a network to operation of a vehicle fleet. The most important difference being the distributed, inhomogeneous and nomadic nature of a vehicle fleet. In order to overcome this gap we provide an exemplary implementation, which aims to make security relevant information available for usage within a Cyber Defense Center, using IoT-technology.

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Author:Falk LangerORCiDGND, Fabian SchüppelORCiDGND, Lukas StahlbockORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):17\(^{th}\) escar Europe : embedded security in cars (Konferenzveröffentlichung)
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2019/10/29
Date of first Publication:2019/10/29
Publishing Institution:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsbibliothek
Tag:Cyber Defense Center; Secure operation; Security management; security monitoring
First Page:1
Last Page:14
Dewey Decimal Classification:Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / Informatik
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
Konferenz-/Sammelbände:17th escar Europe : embedded security in cars
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Creative Commons Lizenz - es gelten die Rechteeinräumung und das deutsche Urheberrecht