Developing a QRNG ECU for automotive security: Experience of testing in the real-world

Hoang Nga Nguyen, Siamak Tavakoli, Siraj Shaikh, Oliver Maynard

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    Over the last decade, automotive components and systems have become increasingly connected and digital in nature. This trend has significantly increased the risk of malicious interference with car components, vehicles and infrastructure, and cybersecurity defences have generally proven to be lacking. The success of, and trust in, connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) relies upon these security gaps being closed as soon as possible. To this end, Crypta Labs introduced a novel electronic control unit (ECU) prototype for enabling secure digital communication in the transport domain. Due to its novelty, it is a challenge to evaluate its functionality, robust and reliable for automotive platforms. In this paper, we introduce the novel ECU, apply a testing methodology specially adapted to this product to achieve the evaluation goal, and conclude with a discussion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 12th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICSTW 2019
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0888-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0889-6
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2019
    Event14th Workshop on Testing: Academia-Industry Collaboration, Practice and Research Techniques. Co-located with ICST 2019. - Xi'an, China
    Duration: 22 Apr 201927 Apr 2019
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th Workshop on Testing
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    • Automotive
    • Denial of Service (DoS)
    • ECU
    • Quantum Random Number Generator
    • Security
    • Testbeds
    • Testing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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