Automotive cybersecurity solution focuses on NXP CAN chips

September 12, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Automotive cybersecurity solution focuses on NXP CAN chips
Together with NXP, the cybersecurity specialist C2A has developed a security solution based on NXP's CAN transceivers.

Designed to provide comprehensive protection to help automotive OEMs get the upper hand on some of the most sophisticated cyberattacks, the solution combines C2A´s cybersecurity software and NXP´s secure CAN transceivers.

Working in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors, the teams identified possible CAN bus-related attack vectors for perimeter devices which resulted in a new software-hardware solution. The combined solution allows OEMs to leverage both the software and hardware security capabilities of C2A and NXP to cover attack vectors that were previously difficult or impossible to address.

This new synergetic solution consists of:

  • NXP's Secure CAN Transceiver, which helps detect and prevent malicious activity on the vehicles CAN bus.
  • C2A’s Stamper, a decentralized firewall for the CAN bus, which adds a patented security layer for CAN bus communication;
  • C2A’s SecMon Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS), which detects potentially malicious activity by combining deterministic and machine learning capabilities, and then uses state-of-the-art in-vehicle SOC to enable an appropriate response.

According to C2A, it is critical that OEMs have the ability to provide an optimal defense against cyber threats. The synergetic C2A/NXP solution enables automotive manufacturers to provide a high level of protection from CAN bus cyberattacks, especially on the perimeter where the attack surface is the largest.

More information: https://c2a-sec.com/

 


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