No safety without security

Yousik Lee, Samuel Woo, Thomas Wollinger, Dong Hoon Lee

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Modern vehicles should no longer be considered a closed mechanical system. They now have complicated and highly sophisticated IT systems that use many interconnected Electronic Control Units (ECUs) with multiple external interfaces. However, this increased complexity of the electronic system leads to a higher risk of cyber-attacks by hackers and malware programs. In order to make modern vehicles safe and trustworthy, securing these sophisticated automotive IT platforms is of paramount importance. Adding security to these automotive platforms is a major challenge that is yet to be overcome. Further, the security of automotive IT has not been given adequate focus in the research and development of automotive electronic control platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Event36th FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2016 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Sep 262016 Sep 30


Other36th FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Autonomous car
  • Hardware security module
  • Privacy
  • Secure platform
  • V2X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Lee, Y., Woo, S., Wollinger, T., & Lee, D. H. (2016). No safety without security. Paper presented at 36th FISITA World Automotive Congress, 2016, Busan, Korea, Republic of.