3. International VDI Conference - IT Security for Vehicles 2017

Your benefits

  • 20 expert presentations, world cafés and a panel discussion on the tensions of security, safety and privacy
  • Meet internationally renowned specialists and experts from OEMs such as Kia Motors, Volvo, VW, Toyota, Faraday Future and many more…
  • With 1 conference ticket you get admission to 4 international conferences on “IT Security for Vehicles“, “Automated Driving“, “Automotive HMI & Connectivity“ and “Digital Infrastructure” with a total of more than 50 expert presentations
  • Free entrance to the Trade Fair “ConCarExpo“ running parallel to the conference, with more than 100 exhibitors, a start-up area and networking hotspots
  • Extensive networking opportunities during breaks and at the evening reception
International Conference IT Security in Vehicles

In regard to the future of vehicles we cannot miss the fact that it is all about connectivity and new mobility solutions. Unfortunately huge amounts of data and the enormous complexity give room to hackers with sinister intent. At our Conference IT Security for vehicles the best protective measures as well as the most up-to-date security Topics will be discussed.

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Program of the Conference

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Registration & welcome coffee


Opening Speech ConCarExpo at the ConCar Forum Stage:

Autonomous Driving, Digital Infrastructure & Mobility Solutions as Key Drivers for the Automotive Industry

Johannes Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer, Volkswagen AG, Germany


Chair´s welcome and opening address

Dr.-Ing. H. Gregor Molter

I. Safety, Security & Privacy


No Need to fight the Cyber War alone! Auto-ISAC  an Information sharing for Vehicles Cyber Security

  • Auto-ISAC and its five important cornerstones
  • Collaboration instead of competition: Unique benefits for members
  • The glance into the crystal ball: Auto-ISAC and the future of cyber security

Faye Francy, Executive Director, Automotive ISAC, USA


Pay or Stay! Ransomware against modern Vehicles

  • Why are large-scale vehicle security attacks (still) seldom in real life?
  • What is ransomware? Can it become a serious threat to modern vehicles?
  • How can vehicles effectively protect against ransomware attacks?

Dr.-Ing. Marko Wolf, Head of Consulting & Engineering, co-author: Robert Lambert, both: ESCRYPT GmbH – Embedded Security, Germany


Development Department as a Hacker Space

  • Only real automotive hacks should drive product development
  • Vulnerabilities in the light of unintended and overlooked behavior
  • Procedures and guidelines are mandatory but insufficient
  • Hacker and “hacker” tools for vehicles are not available off the shelf 
  • The benefit of security in development departments is Speed

Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Belz, Senior Consultant Safety & Security, PROMETO GmbH, Germany


Networking & coffee break


Panel Discussion – The Triangle of Safety,  Security and Privacy and the Tensions between them:

How do we know that they exist and how can we simultaneously optimize the three of them?


Dr.-Ing. Marko Wolf, ESCRYPT GmbH – Embedded Security
Rasmus Robrahn, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein Daimler (invited)


Lunch & visit of the accompanying trade fair ConCarExpo

II. Vehicle Connectivity


Features of automotive Ethernet: A Security Perspective

  • Automotive ethernet physics
  • Features of modern automotive switches
  • Secure network design

Dr. Olaf Krieger, Development Engineer for Ethernet- and IP-based in-vehicle Networks, Volkswagen AG, Germany


OTA Updates – What can go wrong?

  • Concept and examples
  • Threats and challenges
  • Recommendation and best practices

Roger Ordman, Director Marketing, HARMAN Connected Services, Israel


Networking & coffee break


Message Authentication – Challenges and Attack Surface

  • How message authentication is used to secure in-vehicle Networks
  • Challenges for deploying message authentication on production vehicles
  • Practical attacks which can be used to circumvent the protection offered by message authentication

Yuval Weisglass, Sr. Director, R&D, Automotive Cybersecurity – TowerSec, HARMAN Connected Car, Israel

III. On-Board Security Challenges


Performance of Cryptography in AUTOSAR based ECUs

  • Performance of cryptography on state of the art MCUs
  • Integration of modern crypto systems in AUTOSAR
  • Incorporation of HSMs into automotive ECUs

André Himmighofen M.Sc., Project Manager, easycore GmbH, Germany


Chair´s remarks


Evening Keynote on the ConCar Forum Stage:

Volvo Cars Development of Autonomous Electrified Vehicles in Cooperation with Uber

Kent Melin, Senior Technical Leader, Electrical System Design, Volvo, Sweden


End of conference day one

Get-together with Participants of all parallel Conferences

At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and Speakers.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

III. On-Board Security Challenges


Example of Security Integration with E/E Architecture

  • Cyber security requires some overhead and OEM needs to have solution
  • Standardization would be an important aspect to reduce complexity
  • E/E architecture level approach to mitigate security risk could be important
  • Software oriented architecture will be important for future including security aspect
  • New business model in software would require more security features

Kenji Hontani, Technical General Manager, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, Belgium


Usage of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to secure the central Gateway

  • Role and requested functionality of the central gateway in a generic vehicle security architecture
  • Suggestions regarding a potential security system partitioning (EVITA Hardware Security Module HSM & Trusted Platform Module TPM)
  • Possible application of a TPM in the central gateway for on-board key generation & management, protected authentication of code updates as well as authorization of diagnosis access
  • Summary of the benefits of the proposed system partitioning

Dr.-Ing. Florian Schreiner, Dipl.-Phys. Martin Klimke, Dipl.-Ing. Björn Steurich, all: Infineon Technologies AG, Germany

IV. The Security Perspective on major automotive Trends


Blockchain – The Technology the automotive Industry has been waiting for?

  • Most influential blockchains
  • Properties of blockchain technology
  • Automotive blockchain use cases

Dr. Mathias Dehm, Head of Security & Privacy Research for Digital Services, co-author: David Noack, both: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Germany


Networking & coffee break


Cyber Security in the Era of automotive Technology Disruption

  • Present the impact associated with cyber security  
  • Discuss the advent of disruption and how it contributes or helps the Problem
  • Discuss collaboration efforts and status

Henry Bzeih BSEE/MBA, Managing Director, Connected & Mobility, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, USA


Roundtables: The IT Security Perspective on major automotive Trends

Organizational Information: All conference attendees find  their roundtable numbers on their conference ticket: Please only  visit the tables with your personal numbers so that all tables will be frequented equally.


Lunch & visit of the accompanying trade fair ConCarExp


Electric Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence and huge  Amounts of Data: What happens at Faraday Future in  regard to IT Security?

Michael Brouwer, Director & Chief Security Architect, Faraday Future, USA

V. Towards a more secure Automobile: Learning from other Industries


Cyber Security from a global Players‘ Perspective

  • Threat intelligence for safety critical customers
  • Customer threats and requirements
  • The manufacturer perspective in the security process of Airbus

Michael Gerhards, Head of CyberSecurity, Airbus, Cassidian CyberSecurity GmbH, Germany


Cyber Insurance for industrial Control Systems: A comparative Examination of Market Development

  • Understanding cyber risk for insurers
  • The cyber insurance market and policy development in Germany
  • International state of play in the US, UK and Switzerland

Dr. Tim Stuchtey, Executive Director, Brandenburg Institute for Society  and Security, Tyson Barker, Program Director and Fellow, Aspen Institute,  both: Germany


A Survey of Healthcare Cyber Security Practices: What can be learned from one of the most targeted Industries?

  • Understanding the new world order of cyber security
  • Challenges to securing complex systems and organizations
  • Applying healthcare lessons learned to autonomous vehicle cyber security
  • Developing a path Forward

John Gomez, CEO, Sensato Cybersecurity Solutions, USA


Farewell coffee in the accompanying trade fair ConCarExpo


End of conference

Program show

Cars are becoming our most expensive computers

In today’s vehicles, technology is developing quickly and software is controlling many applications already. Often the inside of cars such as brakes or infotainment systems are by now connected to the internet which enables new options to OEMs, suppliers and customers. All these connected features and innovative technologies turn our cars into high-end expensive computers. At the same time these new opportunities create major IT security risks potentially exploited by terrorists and hackers pushing OEMs and suppliers to their limits.
For this reason the automotive industry as well as IT specialists and innovative startups should exchange information on major trends and important topics.

It is important to figure out how cyber-attacks can be prevented and drivers kept safe. Furthermore topics such as Over-the-air updates do not remain Tesla-focused only. As discussed in a specific panel discussion at our last IT Security for Vehicles conference, OTA has started to play an important role in the automotive industry and will develop even further. Besides privacy and data protection have high priority for OEMs and their customers. This variety of important topics shows that it is time for the next international VDI conference IT Security for Vehicles 2017 and for an ongoing discussion on current trend issues.

Don’t miss the following keynotes: 

  • Autonomous Driving, Digital Infrastructure & Mobility Solutions as Key Drivers for the Automotive Industry given by Johannes Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer, Volkswagen AG, Germany
  • Volvo Cars development of Autonomous Vehicles, in cooperation with Uber and Zenuity given by Kent Melin, M. Sc., Senior Technical Leader, Electrical System Design, Volvo Car Group, Sweden
  • No Need to fight the Cyber War alone! Auto-ISAC- An Information sharing for Vehicles Cyber Security given by Faye Francy, Executive Director, Automotive ISAC, USA
  • Cyber Security in the Era of automotive Technology Disruption given by Henry Bzeih BSEE/MBA, Managing Director, Connected & Mobility, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, USA

Further internationally renowned experts on the conference stage are coming from companies such Continental, Infineon, Toyota Motor Europe, Airbus, ESCRYPT…

The following topics will be covered in 2017

Listen to presentations and best practice examples on:

  • The Security Perspective on major automotive Trends
  • Security Weaknesses in connected and automated Cars
  • Software- and Hardware Attacks and Responses to Threats
  • Latest Developments in Privacy and Data Protection
  • Lessons learned in Cyber Security from other Industries

Networking is the key

Extra benefit for our participants: Register for the “IT Security for Vehicles“ conference and visit our parallel conferences on “Automated Driving”, “Automotive HMI & Connectivity“ and “Digital Infrastructure & Automotive Mobility” as well as our Trade Fair “ConCarExpo” free of extra charge.

Meet experts as well as participants of all events during the networking breaks and our evening reception. Get in touch with experts, business partners, specialists and investors from the international automotive and IT industry in a relaxed atmosphere. Use the networking opportunities and have interesting discussions about existing possibilities and challenges in the automotive market Do not miss out on this international automotive event in Berlin!

Who should attend the IT Security for Vehicles conference?

It is addressed to international experts of automotive manufacturers, tier 1+2, software and IT companies, e.g.:

  • IT-Security Specialists and Architects
  • Software Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • CTOs and CIOs

For those who want more: Workshops prior to the conference

We offer you to dive even deeper into topics related to our IT Security for Vehicles conference. Join our international workshop on July 4, 2017 in Berlin: 

  • Trustable Connected Vehicles – Measureable Security and Privacy for Smart Cars

If you have any questions regarding the conference program or you want to become a speaker at the next event in 2018 contact Katrin Pinkwart.

Are you interested in promoting your company and products at the international VDI conference IT Security for Vehicles? Contact Mariya Petkova for more details.