HARMAN cybersecurity framework for connected vehicles
HARMAN cybersecurity framework for connected vehicles 22 August 2016 HARMAN has developed a layered 5+1 automotive cybersecurity framework which consists of a series of layers that protects the car’s head unit from being compromised and used as a portal into the in-vehicle network. At the deepest level, a secure hardware platform provides a safe place to store cryptographic keys and execute highly-sensitive operations in a secured manner. Safety-critical functions are isolated from the infotainment system using what’s known as a hypervisor. This concept allows two completely separate operating systems to run off the same hardware. It makes it extremely difficult for an infection on one side of the system to spread to the other. The next level controls access to the memory, storage and peripherals. It essentially determines who has access to what. If, for instance, the CD p...