HoliSec: Holistic Approach to Improve Data Security

Reference number
Coordinator Volvo Technology AB - Avd 06010 M1.7
Funding from Vinnova SEK 20 271 876
Project duration April 2016 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture 2015-06058-en
Call 2015-06071-en

Purpose and goal

The main purpose is to address security concerns in the automotive life cycle chain starting from the concept phase, throughout the design, development, integration, testing and operational phases. The goal is to develop integration ready security development processes aligning with existing safety processes, verification & validation methods, develop methods to secure software & system design including both wired and wireless communication. The focus will be on design solutions for security in such a way that security problems will not affect vehicle safety.

Expected results and effects

Sufficient and efficient handling of security issues will increase the competitiveness of the Swedish automotive industry and give access to markets where legislation puts requirements within the field of automotive security. An important result of the project is bringing together Swedish OEM´s and suppliers along with academia and research institutes in the area of security and safety to find a common view on how security shall be integrated into automotive electronic systems and processes, as well as how to develop an integrated view on safety and security in the E/E architecture.

Planned approach and implementation

Requirements gathering will mainly be performed by OEMs. Security key management techniques from other domains will be investigated. Solutions will be developed to avoid vehicle tampering by wired & wireless connection to diagnostic tester including remote connection via cellular network. Suggestions will be made around design and implementation of logging/intrusion detection mechanisms. Techniques for robust design of software against security and privacy threats will be explored. Methods & Tools will be developed for validation and verification of automotive software.

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