The future of the automotive sector will include self-driving cars. This requires "Car-to-X -communication", which can be implemented only with reliable security measures. Security is therefore an issue that affects more and more control devices.
Encryption is required by the manufacturers and by the standards. Errors in design and in the implementation of the software open up back doors and even gateways for attackers.
A vehicle remains insecure if not the entire infrastructure is secure – from the manufacturer’s databases to the garages, from the infotainment services to the entire "Car-to-X communication". Especially with respect to security it is important to remember: a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
As with functional safety, successful security systems also require high problem awareness. Without this awareness of the risks and potential damage that can result from insufficient IT security, it is impossible to develop a suitable solution.
The bottom line is that a comprehensive perspective is necessary – which is how we approach “security” as consulting experts. Automotive software has to be prepared for external threats. Our competence, risk consciousness and high quality standards ensure that it does.
F+S has a great deal of cross-industry experience in security. This know-how, combined with our expertise in the automotive sector, makes us your valuable partner with respect to security.