Achieving ISO/SAE21434 Cyber Security Using Secure Flash

ISO/SAE21434 specifies the requirements for making a car system more robust against cyber-attacks. It outlines the criteria during the concept, development, production, usage and decommission of automotive systems. The requirements of ISO 21434 applies to systems, subsystems and components whose development started after the publication of the standard in August 2021. ISO21434 has been made ... » read more

Minimizing Cybersecurity Risks With ISO/SAE 21434

To mitigate the cybersecurity risk, industry stakeholders have developed the new ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles—Cybersecurity Engineering standard. Industry leaders are quickly adopting ISO/SAE 21434 as the leading approach for cybersecurity. Suppliers such as Renesas announced1 their commitment to ISO/SAE 21434 in October 2021. Recently, NXP2 and Texas Instruments3 both certified their Au... » read more

Best Practices For Cybersecurity-Aware SoC Development With ISO 21434

The growth of electronics in cars is exposing a new vector for cyberattacks on owners and automotive companies’ reputations. The potential human cost of an attack on the car’s electronics is driving urgency in the adoption of cybersecurity-aware practices, from OEMs and Tier 1s to every component supplier in the automotive industry. The standard “ISO/SAE 21434:2021 Road vehicles — Cyber... » read more

Shifting Toward Software-Defined Vehicles

Apple reportedly is developing a software-defined vehicle. But so are Renault, Hyundai, General Motors, and just about everyone else. Some of the benefits of SDVs include increased comfort, convenience, safety, reliability, and remote software and firmware updates. Preventive and predictive maintenance, and remote diagnostics, can be done more conveniently over the air, while vehicle behavio... » read more

ISO/SAE 21434: Secure Hardware Development In Modern Vehicles

Demonstrating the importance of security doesn't get much more memorable than Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek successfully hacking a Jeep and driving it into a ditch. The effects of that drive have been long-reaching, sparking conversations in both the media and automotive industry about the evolving threat landscape as vehicles become increasingly automated. The average car contains over 1... » read more

Achieving Automotive Safety With Security

Security researchers have demonstrated extensively how cybersecurity attacks can have disastrous consequences in automobiles. A successful car hack in an automotive control system such as the drive train or brakes could affect an entire fleet of vehicles and put many lives in danger. Moreover, car owners' privacy and the protection of intellectual properties (IPs) and other assets of car manufa... » read more

Security For Cars That Are Smartphones On Wheels

Your modern car is a computer on wheels—potentially hundreds of computers on a set of wheels. Heck, even the wheels are infested with computers—what do you think prompts that little light on your dashboard to come on if your tire pressure is low? And computers don’t just run your infotainment system, backup camera, dashboard warning lights, and the voice that tells you to buckle your seat... » read more

Safeguarding Automotive Electronics

Modern automobiles can have up to 100 Electronic Control Units (ECUs) depending on their class, make, and model, with the number of ECUs rising even higher in the case of electric vehicles. An ECU is an embedded system in the car’s electronics. They are used to control all the vehicle's functions, including engine, powertrain, transmission, brakes, suspension, dashboard, entertainment system ... » read more

Who’s Got The Hot Potato?

In COVID-19 times, gathering a few friends in a circle and playing “hot potato” may sound like a dream. For car manufacturers and the automotive electronics supply chain, handling the cybersecurity hot potato is not quite a nightmare but certainly not a fun game. Companies like Volkswagen, Fiat, and Ford have much expertise in managing a complex supply chain and post-sale support. Most car ... » read more

Formal Verification Becoming Critical To Auto Security, Safety

Formal verification is poised to take on an increasingly significant role in automotive security, building upon its already widespread use in safety-critical applications. Formal has been essential component of automotive semiconductor verification for some time. Even before the advent of ADAS and semi-autonomous vehicles — and functional safety specifications like ISO 26262 and cybersecur... » read more

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