SDV Industry

Secure Software-Defined Vehicles
in Compliance with Industry Regulations

SDV architecture exposes the automotive industry to new cybersecurity challenges and risks. From supply-chain flattening to frequent software releases, application virtualization, ECU consolidation and other challenges. Additionally, the industry has adopted various global regulatory requirements, the ISO/SAE 21434 standard, the UN R155 regulation, and the Chinese GB standard. Full standard compliance towards cybersecurity posture.

Embracing Change

As cars become a service platform, OEMs are adopting on-demand features, third-party applications, and services, accompanied by safety-critical and cybersecurity OTA updates. ECU consolidation allows virtual machines and containers a reduction from 80-100 ECUs to a few in-vehicle domain controllers.

Cyber Risks in Third-Party Applications

The supply-chain pyramid model is being replaced by a flattened one, with shorter release intervals and lower costs. However, this increases the security risk for the in-vehicle software, as third-party applications are exposing vehicle owners to safety and privacy issues. The regulatory compliance demands are forcing OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers to identify cybersecurity issues, including in software supplied by third-party suppliers.

Karamba's Automated VCode 3.0 Platform

  • Uncovers security issues in suppliers’ binaries
  • Prioritizes issues based on a generated SBOM
  • Discovers vulnerabilities using multiple data sources
  • Prioritizes mitigation by VMS blast-radius analysis
  • Identifies risks in ECUs & vehicle types
  • Mitigates according to risk exploit

Karamba's XGuard Device Security Suite

  • Secure boot
  • Cryptographic libraries
  • Secure storage
  • Deterministic protection
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Vehicle and fleet levels
  • Runtime container and VM security
  • Solution that is seamless to R&D, with negligible performance impact

Automated Cybersecurity Throughout the Life-Cycle

To comply with today’s cybersecurity requirements, OEMs must create road-safe vehicles that are protected from hackers and offer strong cyber PII security. To help OEMs and their suppliers maintain security operations efficiently and in full compliance with the various global standards and regulations, Karamba Security has developed a portfolio of automated software platforms that are applied to ECUs, VMs, and containers without interfering with R&D. Karamba’s automated products connect to the CI/CD pipeline, without the need to recompile or change code, or delay SOP release schedules.

OTA updates
Strengthen supply-chain security
Security Posture
Image analysis
Embedded hardening

Karamba Security addresses cybersecurity concerns for OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers, by providing the needed consulting, tools, and manual and/or automated processes, as per organizational needs.

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Container Security

Learn more about how application containers are used, and how they can be secured.

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