Automotive Control Systems Security: Where and I going and why am I in this handbasket?

by Peter Gutmann | Thursday, 10:00am - 10:30am

The last few years have seen an increasing number of stories of security researchers doing scary things to automotive control systems. The solution proposed for this problem is to throw cryptography at it, because as everyone knows if crypto isn’t solving your problem then it’s only because you’re not using enough of it. This talk looks at the issues involved in working with automotive control systems, focusing on the automotive industry’s AUTOSAR approach, and examines more practical alternatives that address real-world concerns in automotive environments.

About Peter Gutmann

Peter Gutmann is a researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland working on design and analysis of cryptographic security architectures and security usability. He helped write the popular PGP encryption package, has authored a number of papers and RFC’s on security and encryption, and is the author of the open source cryptlib security toolkit, “Cryptographic Security Architecture: Design and Verification” (Springer, 2003), and an upcoming book on security engineering. In his spare time he pokes holes in whatever security systems and mechanisms catch his attention and grumbles about the lack of consideration of human factors in designing security systems.