Meet DTU Compute: Associate Professor Athanasios Giannetsos

At DTU Compute we have the lecture series called “Meet DTU Compute” with the intention of giving everybody an opportunity to hear good researchers from DTU Compute give friendly introductions to hot research topics.

This "Meet DTU Compute" lecture will be given on November 25 at 14:00 - 14:45.

Speaker: Associate Professor Athanasios Giannetsos, Section for Cyber Security, DTU Compute

Title: Enhanced Security, Privacy & Trust in Internet of Wheels

Abstract: During the past decade automotive cyber-security research has offered persuasive arguments on the use of traditional Public Key Infrastructures for credential management and privacy-friendly authentication services. However, despite the security and privacy guarantees offered by such solutions, there are still a number of challenges to be conquered; ranging from technical limitations when it comes to scalability and interoperability to the (never ending) battle towards bridging the gap between safety and security. Safety and security are often contradictory, yet even more often they come together. These systems shall not harm people and shall not cause economic damage due to errors, and shall be able to withstand and deal with security intrusions, protecting themselves. A rest stop on this road to enhanced operational assurance is the establishment of vehicles (and their internal Electronic Control Units) as decentralized roots of trust (RoT) on an untrusted network unconditionally (i.e., no bounds on the adversary power) and the maintenance of this trust during the entire system life-cycle; from secure production, through distribution in the supply chain.

In this presentation, we will describe how trusted computing technologies and advanced crypto primitives can be used for establishing RoTs in vehicles and how these can then establish and maintain trusted Systems-of-Systems. We will also illustrate how RoT establishment can offer more advanced properties, such as enhanced privacy capabilities, software- and device-integrity (during run-time), secure state determination and secure and verifiable “over-the-air reprogramming” (i.e., software download).

Everybody is welcome to attend!

The talk will take place in ZOOM, here:


Wed 25 Nov 20
14:00 - 15:00


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