The major risks to ground transportation systems stems from the mobile nature of automotive systems. The electronic control units, telemetric/transmission control units, speed control units, onboard diagnostics, navigation systems and consoles will require periodic software and configuration updates. The autonomous operations in modern automobiles will require high assurance of tamper-resistance in inter and intra-system real-time messaging. Isolation of vehicular and entertainment functions will be vital.
The strategy will require at least:
Transportation: Automotive Supply Chain Protection
Transportation: Automotive Platform Protection
of automotive companies report having a cybersecurity leader in place.
— KPMG Survey
Perimeter-based defenses and threat detection technologies are not enough to defend connected cars against modern cyberattacks. Infotainment, powertrain, autonomous driving, safety, driver assistance, body electronics, navigation, communications, and Internet of Things (IoT) edge devices are vulnerable due to a lack of strong cryptographic controls, including: multi-factor authentication, secure boot, secure update, and secure, encrypted communications.
Mocana’s end-to-end security system is an FIPS 140-2 validated embedded cybersecurity software solution that ensures device trustworthiness and secure communications by giving industrial automation manufacturers, OEMs and critical infrastructure operators an easy way to harden electronic control units and controllers with multi-factor authentication and trust chaining, as well secure boot to validate the firmware, OS and applications.