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Trusted Apps for open Cyber Physical System (CPS): Industrial Achievements and new Research Perspectives

The seminar includes expert speakers from major, international companies specialized in engineering CPS and developing cyber security solutions. We also welcome two keynote speakers from Bosch and Continental. During the seminar, there will be the opportunity to promote the results of TAPPS and to go more in depth in partners’ core competences related to Cyber Security for Cyber Physical Systems.

Location: JRC Ispra, Via Enrico Fermi 2749, I – 21027 Ispra (VA). Ispra is located 30km from Malpensa airport at Milano, Italy.

Free Registration by May 3st via Email to tapps-event@lists.fortiss.org

More information: TAPPSWorkshop_JRC



10:15 – 10:55 High Performance computing – the next challenge for automotive controller architectures, Dr. Stefan Voget, Head of Hardware & Software Laboratory Department Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (Continental Automotive GmbH, Germany)
11:00 – 11:40 Control your car with Automotive Apps, Markus Schweizer, SW Platforms and Technologies (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany)
12:00 – 12:30 Trusted Apps – TAPPS – overview presentation, Prof. Christian Prehofer (fortiss & TU München, Germany)
12:30 – 13:00 Secure Communication for Complex & Distributed Real-Time CPS, Marcello Coppola (STMicroelectronics – Grenoble, France) & George Kornaros (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece)
14:00 – 14:30 Cyber security through virtualization, Alvise Rigo (Virtual Open Systems – Grenoble, France)
14:30 – 15:00 Market Place Platform & Methodology for Critical Environments, Julien Avarre (Actility, Paris, France)
15:00 – 15:30 App-enhanced Health Trolley for Drug Administration – Healthcare use case, Riccardo Dodi (Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy)
15:30 – 16:00 Secure Platform for Electric Vehicle Control System – Automotive use case, Giovanni Gherardi (Energica Motor Company S.p.A, Modena, Italy)
16:30 – 17:00 Networks and Technologies for Autonomous Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 – Industry use case, Andreas Eckel (TTTech, Austria)
17:00 – 17:15 Automotive CPS @JRC, G.Baldini (JRC)
17:15 – 17:30 CPS needs for Autonomous Driving, B.Ciuffo (JRC)
17:30 – 18:00 Cyber security and Interoperability for Electromobility Supply Infrastructures, Dr.-Ing. Harald Scholz (JRC)

The importance of the Security in the Automotive Sector

Automotive security is very important since most people use vehicles and understand the dangers of an attacker that can gain the control of the vehicle. This makes them prone not only to thefts but also to automated attacks that endanger passengers’ safety.  Due to the number of breaches that have occurred within the last few years, car-makers have started to take security into account in order to detect and mitigate possible vulnerabilities.

The examples of vehicle hacking are not confined to the U.S. vehicle fleet. In Europe, German Automotive Association (ADAC) found a flaw in BMW’s companion smartphone app for its ConnectedDrive platform that would enable hackers to modify the app to allow them to remotely unlock any BMW, MINI, or Rolls Royce models equipped with the technologies underpinning the OEM’s ConnectedDrive telematics platform. The need for security of hardware and software systems in cars is driven by the ever-increasing connectivity between the car and the external world, which includes not only telematics services and internet access, but also upcoming vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication [1].

Since the number of wired and wireless attack surfaces has grown in modern vehicles, there are more opportunities than ever before for criminals to hack into vehicles. In many cases, researchers have performed the hacks reported on by the media, but there have also been a number of criminal hacks of vehicles, for example using various electronic means to bypass remote key-less entry systems and immobilizer systems in order to steal cars. Unfortunately for the automotive industry, the growing number of ECUs for different applications in vehicles — around 100 in a premium vehicle — and the number of outside devices and servers connecting to those vehicles, makes security a very complex issue to solve.

One of the biggest challenge is in balancing the cost of security versus the risk potential (and therefore financial risk) that the multitude of attack surfaces presents. The sheer number of attack surfaces, from wireless connections such as cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) to wired connections, such as SD cards and USB ports, has dramatically expanded within the last few years [2].

Securing attack surfaces is essential, for this reason, the TAPPS Project is developing scalable, cost-effective solution that enable the manufacturing of secure connected cars.



[2] Solutions and Services for the AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY TXT e-solutions S.p.A. 2015

Automotive Linux Summit 2016

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Christian Prehofer (fortiss) spoke about trusted apps for open software platform.

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Automotive Industry Summit 2015

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Automotive Linux Summit 2015

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To see his presentation, click here

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Christian Prehofer (fortiss) participated to the conference with the following presentation: “Towards trusted, open application platforms in automotive”.