Fleckner + Simon UPDATE

F+S is a member of the registered association Competence Center for Applied Security Technology, CAST e.V.

The employees and management of F+S GmbH are aware of the importance of security in automotive development and are - some for many years already - part of the competence network of the CAST e.V. This non-profit association provides information events, consultation, workshops and tutorials related to the selection and utilization of demand-oriented security technology.

To take account of the growing importance of security in automotive applications and to better support the important work of the CAST e.V. especially in the automotive sector, F+S GmbH is now also an active member of the association.

Embedded World 2017

DSCF9812 For the seventh time in a row F+S GmbH has presented its services along with more than 1.000 fellow exhibitors at the embedded world Exhibition&Conference - the world's biggest exhibition for embedded technologies and THE meeting point for the international embedded community.

We have met many of our customers, made new contacts and used the opportunity to discuss current topics of the automotive industry. Turns out that the challenges of functional safety are still a matter of high priority for developers and project managers alike. Also, Automotive "security" is becoming more important and will soon be taking precedence over safety.DSCF0021

We have had many interesting contacts and discussions about this and the lock picking set we brought along as it clearly highlights security holes in everyday products. By the way: many of our visitors were able to pick the lock.


F+S implements automotive security

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is an issue of increasing importance in automotive applications. The automotive experts at F+S are very well informed about the current problems and solutions with respect to security. For one of our current AUTOSAR projects we are implementing not only as before safety requirements but also security requirements.

For this we first analyzed the security requirements of the overall system and then we used risk and threat models to identify issues. The prioritized results were discussed with our customer and the OEM. Based on this our experts are designing the software architecture, utilizing, for example, modern architecture concepts on the basis of Crypto Abstraction Libraries (CAL, CPL).

We also configure the AUTOSAR Crypto Service Provider (CSM, CRY) and implementing security functions for the data bus, like secure authentication of communication partners.icon-security

In addition, we support the testing and verifying of involved compilers and tools for potential security issues. This follows the idea that "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link" and therefore all functional and non-functional security facets of the product have to be evaluated.

F+S gets involved at Gate4SPICE Events

Intacs Info LogoIn the course of a Gate4SPICE meeting, F+S managing director Josef Horstkötter outlined the requirements on metrics. His talk focused on how metrics can be generated as easily and efficiently as possible and yet contribute to the successful controlling of a project by means of an intuitive statement.

André Zeh, who is also managing director of F+S, talked about new challenges and solutions for planning and conducting assessments at another Gate4SPICE event. The starting point of his talk were the increasingly complex projects with different development strategies, locations spread all over the world and different cultures.

Both presentations were received with interest, discussed, and repeatedly quoted in the discussions that followed.

The new challenge: Automotive security

The topic "security" is becoming increasingly important in the automotive sector as well. Growing interconnectedness and assistance icon-securitysystems that are increasingly more efficient make attack scenarios possible that were unthinkable in the past, posing new challenges to automobile manufacturers and suppliers. The answer to how to meet these challenges and how F+S can support you in doing so can be found in the interview with Mr. André Zeh.