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Cyber Resilience for Vehicles (phase 1)

The introduction of autonomous and connected vehicles has brought new cybersecurity challenges to the automotive industry and put requirements on the dependability of vehicles in the presence of cyber-attacks. CyReV phase 1 is part of a larger proposal, which focuses on cybersecurity for automotive in-vehicle systems in a changing environment.

Aim and goal

  • Design a reference architecture for resilient vehicles and include research around Architecture Design Principles for resilient vehicle
  • Investigate novel techniques for on-line attack analysis
  • Incorporate Machine Learning techniques for Anomaly Based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) to describe normal and abnormal behaviour of traffic systems
  • Study the Defence in depth strategy for the vehicle to be able to prevent and detect cybersecurity attacks
  • Investigate post attack forensics for post attacks investigations
  • Perform interplay analyses between non-functional requirements such as safety and security

Challenges

Vehicular systems will always be the target for hackers, thus the ability to design for security and safety is of uttermost importance. In fact, we must design vehicles in such a way that they are able to continue to function in a malicious environment such as dealing with malicious actions from other entities. To do so, we need to detect and react to security incidents in vehicular systems.

Expected results

  • A reference architecture for resilient vehicle along with metrics to quantify/evaluate the novel design
  • In-vehicle intrusion detection system techniques suitable for the resilient architecture
  • Data driven modelling techniques to describe normal and abnormal behaviours of the traffic systems
  • Data collection techniques as enablers for post attack investigations
  • Novel forensics techniques for vehicle to be able to understand the root cause of ongoing attacks
  • Verification and validation strategies suitable for evaluating resilient vehicles
  • Interplay analysis between safety and security in the context of vehicle resiliency

Effect

  • Utilization of results in the design of next generation vehicle architectures.
  • Providing the Swedish automotive industry with techniques, methods and tools to maintain the safety and security of modern connected and autonomous vehicles when facing threats of evolving cyberattacks.
  • Bringing together Swedish automotive players in passenger and commercial vehicles, suppliers as well as research institutes.
  • Developing a reference architecture for vehicles resilient to cyberattacks including principles, metrics and design requirements necessary to support resilience.
  • Dissemination of results in the form of arranged seminars and workshops, knowledge sharing within the consortium, scientific articles and master/PhD theses. Some of the project results will also be demonstrated using proof of concept.

Summary

Project name

CyReV

Status

Active

Area

Cyber security

RISE role in project

Participant / task leader / principal investigator

Project start

Duration

2 år

Total budget

23 720 000 SEK

Partner

Assured, Chalmers University of Technology, Combitech, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Volvo Car Group, Volvo Technology AB

Funders

Vinnova FFI

The UN sustainable development goals

Good health and well-being

Coordinators

Project members

Events

Behrooz Sangchoolie

Contact person

Behrooz Sangchoolie

Teknologie doktor

+46 10 516 61 89
behrooz.sangchoolie@ri.se

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