In modern vehicles, Ethernet is playing an increasingly important role as the data backbone of cars. To prevent this central element of vehicle electronics from becoming a target for cyber attacks, chip manufacturer NXP has developed an integrated solution together with Israeli cyber security specialist Argus Cyber Security to protect systems based on NXP's S32G vehicle processors.
At the heart of the solution is Argus' Ethernet Intrusion Detection System (IDS), which detects malicious activity at network and application level to maintain connectivity and driver protection at all times. It identifies potentially dangerous communication behavior and reports attacks to the automaker's Automotive Security Operation Center (ASOC) so that the event can be analyzed and captured and managed across the fleet with solutions such as Argus Fleet Protection.
The combined solution enables vehicle manufacturers to comply with the current and upcoming UNECE guidelines and regulations for type approval of vehicles with regard to cyber security and to equip vehicle systems with the ability to detect and respond to cyber security incidents.
This Argus software runs on NXP's S32G processor - a platform designed from the ground up as the central gateway building block for future vehicles. This platform is therefore of particular importance for data communication within the vehicle and between the vehicle and the outside world.