While vehicle connectivity and automated driving spell new opportunities for the automotive industry, they also bring major concerns related to automotive cyber security. Vehicles connected to a mobile or cloud platform are particularly at risk. Automotive cyber security testing, thus, becomes critical to detecting the vulnerability of systems and safeguarding vehicles from unauthorized access to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or steering controls via mobile apps, over-the-air updates, and infotainment systems. OrangeMantra understands the significance of predicting and disclosing the scenarios of cyber threats. We also perform stringent automotive security audits to ensure software quality and discover the weak links within the connected cloud–car–mobile ecosystem.
Our experts practice proven testing approaches for every project we undertake, while ensuring that software quality assurance is the top priority.
The focus of our automotive cyber security experts is entirely on the system architecture and we keep a close eye on it throughout the development cycle.
We perform stringent penetration testing on the mission-critical car software on prototypes or real vehicles to uncover every possible threat and angle of attack.
Once we detect a security issue or breach, we demonstrate how it can be addressed and beyond that, take the responsibility for fixing it as well.
In the era of self-driving cars, locking the vehicle is not a sufficient security measure anymore. The system architecture of autonomous vehicles becomes vulnerable because they connect to the internet, mobile, and cloud platforms. The best approach to protect them from cybercrime and malicious activity is by developing secure automotive software. These software solutions need to go through stringent cyber security testing for assessing risks and vulnerabilities and protecting the vehicles against them. The overall objective is to ensure that they deliver safer driving experiences
Electronic control units (ECUs) are an essential part of next-gen vehicles. While these can be more than a hundred in number, it is critical to have secure connections among them. These connections are handled by a system called Controlled Area Network (CAN) bus. Since this system lies at the core of a connected vehicle, it becomes an easy target for malicious attacks. The encryption of the CAN bus protocol is the solution for protecting the transmitted data. At the same time, embedded security systems are to be installed in ECUs to block malicious attacks before they affect the vehicle.
The expansion of connected services leads to an increase in the number of touchpoints vulnerable to cyber attacks. High-tech in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, therefore, can escalate the risk of cybercrime. Brands need to come up with security solutions that focus on authentication mechanisms, access control permissions, and virus scans to shield the sensitive vehicle data and on-board IVI systems. Additionally, they need to ensure that data is not compromised while being processed. Defining insecure data transmission channels and preventing unauthorized changes to autonomous systems become the pillars of the vehicle security strategy.