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Connected car security takes centre stage

18th March 2016
Joe Bush

On 23rd March, the Third Annual Automotive Cyber Security Summit will take place at The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel. The event will see Brian M Sutton, Embedded Systems Engineering Lead at Microsemi, share his expertise in a presentation titled, ‘Connected Car Security: How Much is Enough?’

The presentation aims to educate attendees on making informed, systematic, risk-based security decisions to safeguard connected vehicles as today’s automotive industry faces a barrage of new found electronic system vulnerabilities. Sutton will explore best practices for preventing remote infiltration, attempting to handle successful system intrusion and mitigating malicious messaging on vehicle buses such as controller area networks (CANs).

The CAN bus is one of the connected car’s greatest vulnerabilities, as any connection to the CAN bus can be hacked, which is particularly concerning for those deploying wireless electronic control units (ECUs). According to market research firm Infonetics/IHS, more than 82.5 million cars connected to the internet will be sold by 2022, with each vehicle requiring high levels of cyber security protection to thwart today’s growing threats.

In response to these rapidly evolving cyber security threats, Microsemi recently formed a Security Center of Excellence (SCoE), which includes a dedicated team of automotive security experts including cryptography, hardware and software engineers. The SCoE proactively addresses the most critical security issues across multiple vertical markets to provide additional value for its customers, taking a leadership role to create a safer, more secure world. Microsemi’s product portfolio coupled with its security team’s capabilities in system analysis, threat vulnerability identification and analysis, can create tailored solutions for customers seeking protection from vulnerabilities.

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