Threat intelligence in a connected car

Project description
Imagine emailing songs to your car from your mobile or knowing in advance the cheapest fuel station in vicinity or even receiving real time traffic and weather warnings from cars in the opposite lane on the highway. Why not!
All this and much more is already on road. Enhancing driving experience, safety, comfort, and vehicle operations using varied protocols like TCP/IP, LAN, LTE/3G/GPRS, Bluetooth, Dedicated Short Range Communication come with a price -> SECURITY!

As more and more interfaces are built around a car, they open up entry points for cyber attackers to hack and manipulate the data on communication channels. Whatever be the motivation of attackers (personal threats, organized crime, fun, research), it creates an additional challenge for the manufacturers to offer “Secure Connected Car”.

Project objectives
The project aims at investigating technologies used typically in a connected car and devising a technical strategy to nullify (at least mitigate) unintentional intrusion.

Project tasks
1.      Technical vulnerability analysis of a connected car in context of V2X (Vehicle to Vehicle, Vehicle to Infrastructure, Vehicle to Pedestrian, Vehicle to Grid etc.)
2.      Form a threat landscape by carrying out a Risk, Threat and Hazard Analysis for each listed vulnerability
3.      Devise a strategy to mitigate the negative impact

Target group
Students from the majors Computer Science, Computational Engineering, Software Engineering, Industrial Automation and likewise preferred.

Please reserve these dates:

  • 11 April: Information event with te companies, from 10am to 12pm, mainbuilding A; LuK
  • 18 April: Kick-off event, from 2pm to 6pm (obligatory attendance)
  • 21 and 28 April: Project management course, full day (obligatory attendance)