Every new car will be networked by 2020. New mobility concepts, such as car sharing, assistance services or even autonomous driving – a connection to the internet is always required for all of these. The more functions in a vehicle that are controlled by data over the air interface, the more important it is to ensure a high level of security here. The malfunction of critical systems or a hacker attack could have disastrous consequences.
On the subject of automotive cyber security, it is a matter of making all connections with the networked vehicle secure and protecting the vehicle against attacks. As this must be guaranteed over the entire life cycle, it gives rise to completely new questions, e.g. from technical, legal and economic points of view. To be able to offer a comprehensive consulting package here, AGGA Digital – formerly GIGATRONIK – has joined forces with Ernst & Young (EY) and Code White and has pooled technical expertise with method knowledge and hacking know-how. In the interview, Dr.-Ing. Achim Wohnhaas, member of the executive board of Embedded Solutions, and Ulrich Baby, responsible for the topic of Embedded Cyber Security at AKKA Digital, explained what advantages this cooperation offers to an OEM.