No safety without security

Yousik Lee, Samuel Woo, Thomas Wollinger, Donghoon Lee

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


Modern vehicles should no longer be considered a closed mechanical system. They now have complicated and highly sophisticated IT systems that use many interconnected Electronic Control Units (ECUs) with multiple external interfaces. However, this increased complexity of the electronic system leads to a higher risk of cyber-attacks by hackers and malware programs. In order to make modern vehicles safe and trustworthy, securing these sophisticated automotive IT platforms is of paramount importance. Adding security to these automotive platforms is a major challenge that is yet to be overcome. Further, the security of automotive IT has not been given adequate focus in the research and development of automotive electronic control platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event36th FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2016 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Sept 262016 Sept 30


Other36th FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

Bibliographical note

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  • Autonomous car
  • Hardware security module
  • Privacy
  • Secure platform
  • V2X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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