Built-In Security For Auto Chips
By Jeff Dorsch, Semiconductor Engineering
Automated driving calls for much higher security in chips, subsystems, and systems—and that’s just the beginning.
“For cyber-physical systems and, in particular, for autonomous vehicles that could soon be omnipresent in the streets of our cities and on our motorways, any security vulnerability constitutes a serious safety concern to all road users,” says Sergio Marchese, technical marketing manager at OneSpin Solutions. “Cybersecurity is, in some respects, more challenging than safety. Hardware is at the bottom of the stack and software relies on hardware to ensure isolation between processes with different levels of security clearance. Vulnerabilities may be exploited through software and physical attacks. Their origin may be in specification or implementation bugs, additional unintended functionality, or internal or external malicious actors operating during development or production.”