Zero latency encryption with FPGAs for secure time-triggered automotive networks

Shanker Shreejith, Suhaib A. Fahmy

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Security has emerged as a key concern in increasingly complex embedded automotive networks. The distributed architecture and broadcast transmission characteristics mean they are vulnerable and provide little resistance to intrusive and non-intrusive attack mechanisms. Incorporating data security using traditional approaches introduces significant latency which can be problematic in the presence of real-time deadlines. We demonstrate how a security layer can be added within the network communication controller in modern time-triggered systems, without introducing additional latency or processing overheads. This allows critical communications to be secured in a manner that is transparent to the processors in the electronic control units (ECUs), while also safeguarding network communication properties.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, FPT 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479962457
StatePublished - Apr 8 2015
Externally publishedYes

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