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“Cyber for Cars” EcoMotion, Tel Aviv

Karamba Security | May 18, 2017


EcoMotion 2017

EcoMotion is a community with over 700 affiliated organizations related to the Smart Transportation sector. EcoMotion’s 2017 Main Event presented a showcase of vehicle technology companies and a variety of panels and presentations. Ami Dotan, CEO & Co-Founder of Karamba Security, was invited to participate at the “Cyber for Cars” panel to answer paramount questions that concern the automotive cyber security industry.

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A Different Auto Cyber Security

Assaf Harel, CTO & Co-Founder | May 16, 2017


Security bugs in the connected vehicle

In A hacker’s guide to fixing automotive cybersecurity, Charlie Miller puts in perspective which cyber security challenges exist for the automotive industry. The article’s conclusion is that all software -even the most reliable- contains security bugs. Even the ones coming from software mammoths such as Microsoft, Google and Apple. The ramifications of these vulnerabilities in cars, evidently, can be severe.

Charlie proposes adding components to the CAN bus behaving as firewalls to filter traffic between car (Electronic Control Units (ECUs). Or adding authentication or encryption layers on top of the CAN bus protocol. The drawback to these type of solutions is that they require redesigning the way vehicle ECUs communicate with each other, either structurally or architecturally.

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