KASPERSKY CONNECTED CAR SECURITY
In response to the rising cybersecurity challenges facing the connected and autonomous automobile industry, Kaspersky Lab and AVL Software and Functions GmbH have unveiled the Secure Communication Unit (SCU) at New Mobility World in Frankfurt. The security solution prototype demonstrates the possibilities of interference-proof communication between car components, the car, and its external connected infrastructure, making connected cars secure-by-design.
With each generation, cars are incorporating new intelligent technologies for remote diagnostics, telematics, automated and autonomous driving, remote driver assistance, and infotainment. Based on electromechanical vehicle actuators, car controls are becoming increasingly complex cyber-physical systems with multiple sensors, controls, applications, subnets, and communication modules that interact with other vehicles and their environment. Their functions can be controlled remotely, via digital systems. Because of this, connected cars are becoming more of a target for cyber attacks.
The role of Kaspersky’s Secure Communication Unit is to make connected cars secure by-design, regardless of the third-party software and systems onboard. The SCU is a communication gateway control unit, connected to several subnets and gateway-controllers within the car network, which acts as a single secure gateway for both incoming and outgoing communication, ensuring that all connected systems in the car get their information from a single source, making it better to control, easier to determine cybersecurity threats and neutralise them, and ensure an overall safer driving experience.