SecMobil: Secure E-Mobility
Electric vehicles will be connected vehicles. They will interact with the electric grid and communicate with their environment. This will require, and enable, a radically different vehicle architecture, compared to what is found today in conventional, internal combustion engine vehicles. This architecture will be based on information and communication technology and must be secured adequately.
In our part of the SecMobil project we focus on the security of different services, for example In-Car App Stores, billing processes, or (paid) software updates for car components. The increased connectivity necessary in an electro-mobile scenario also enlarges the attack surface and increases the abuse potential. On the other hand this connectivity enables new, interesting business models and applications. Our research focusses on infrastructure for the secure distribution and installation of applications within the car. Using the basic security components available in the car, these applications can be executed securely. This means on the one hand that malware cannot wreak havoc within the car's systems and on the other hand that licenses and payment requirements can be enforced.
January 2012 - August 2014
Tilman Frosch, Sven Schäge, Martin Goll, Thorsten Holz
TR-HGI-2013-001, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Horst Görtz Institut für IT-Sicherheit (HGI), June 2013