Embedded Security in Cars

Securing Current and Future Automotive IT Applications

by Kerstin Lemke, Christof Paar,

Most innovations in the car industry are based on software and electronics, and IT will soon constitute the major production cost factor. It seems almost certain that embedded IT security will be crucial for the next generation of applications. Yet whereas software safety has become a relatively well-established field, the protection of automotive IT systems against manipulation or intrusion has only recently started to emerge.

Lemke, Paar, and Wolf collect in this volume a state-of-the-art overview on all aspects relevant for IT security in automotive applications. After an introductory chapter written by the editors themselves, the contributions from experienced experts of different disciplines are structured into three parts. "Security in the Automotive Domain" describes applications for which IT security is crucial, like immobilizers, tachographs, and software updates. "Embedded Security Technologies" details security technologies relevant for automotive applications, e.g., symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, and wireless security. "Business Aspects of IT Systems in Cars" shows the need for embedded security in novel applications like location-based navigation systems and personalization.

The first book in this area of fast-growing economic and scientific importance, it is indispensable for both researchers in software or embedded security and professionals in the automotive industry.

  • Springer Berlin Heidelberg; March 2006
  • ISBN 9783540284284
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Embedded Security in Cars
  • Author: Kerstin Lemke (ed.); Christof Paar (ed.); Marko Wolf (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer

About The Author

Christof Paar holds the Chair for Communication Security at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and is director of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security. Before coming to Bochum, he was with WPI’s ECE Department, USA, for seven years. He is co-founder of CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems), the international leading workshop series for embedded security. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and patents in the area of applied security. Dr. Paar has lectured intensively in academia and industry, including courses at NASA, Motorola Research and Philips Research. He is a pioneer in the emerging field of IT security for automotive applications.