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A testbed for security analysis of modern vehicle systems

conference contribution
posted on 2017-09-07, 00:00 authored by Xi Zheng, Lei PanLei Pan, H Chen, R Di Pietro, Lynn BattenLynn Batten
As wireless and telecommunicaton infrastructure communications have been integrated into modern vehicle systems (i.e., infotainment systems and vehicle to vehicle systems), the security implications on the relatively unchanged underlying network protocols inside the vehicles are investigated by researchers and industrial experts in the corresponding domain. Some researchers have achieved the investigation by using actual vehicles or vehicle components, and although this is an effective way to produce an accurate testing environment it provides little or no flexibility in its configuration. In this work, we produce a testbed architecture for vehicle security investigation that not only can reproduce the complexity of numerous vehicle control units running at real time inside the vehicle CAN bus, but is also reconfigurable giving the testbed the ability to replicate various test configurations. We create a prototype of the testbed and conduct an experiment to demonstrate a new type of security attack through an infotainment gateway in the testbed, the source code of the prototype and the test data of the experiment are all uploaded for sharing.



16th Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications/11th Big Data Science and Engineering/14th Embedded Software and Systems. IEEE International Conference (2017 : Sydney, N.S.W.)


1090 - 1095




Sydney, N.S.W.

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Piscataway, N.J.

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Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2017, IEEE

Title of proceedings

trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS 2017 : Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, 11th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering and 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems