Prospective studies foresee

200 million of connected vehicles

and the rising of autonomous cars before



Vehicles become more and more intelligent and connected. Studies foresee 200 million of connected vehicles and the rising of autonomous cars before 2020. These vehicles are integrating more and more applications based on external communication networks (radio frequencies, wifi, bluetooth, 3G, 4G, USB...), as well as embedded systems (Bus CAN, Flexray, Ethernet) which increase the number of potential gates for cyber-attacks. Besides, authorities are already reporting the high increase of attacks.

The challenge for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers consists of adding new technologic skills covering these new functionalities to their initial and renowned know-how of automotive industrials. New jobs are emerging at the crossing of the automotive sector and telecoms / information systems / big data ones. Alongside, operational reliability of vehicles, cybersecurity issues must be addressed.

SCASSI is aware of these new problems.  We offer an approach on cybersecurity issues taking into account the context of permanent innovation, the need to control costs in relation with production volumes, or the increasing complexity related to the integration of several functionalities into a single ECU.

SCASSI engineers design and implement solutions to quantify, reduce and contain cybersecurity threats:

  • Vulnerability audits on ECU’s: one-shot or all-life long during development and operating stages
  • Vulnerability management: COTS mapping (ie: components AUTOSAR, linux Yocto...), vulnerability management process flow
  • Risk analysis on:
  • an ECU (with several microprocessors, multi-core)
  • a subsystem (with several connected ECU’s)
  • an entire system - ie: rise of DTC, Over The Air
  • Intrusion tests on available media: CAN attack surfaces, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wifi, BlueTooth, USB, serial connections, FlexRay, Ethernet, RF (LF/HF)…
  • Code audits