Increasing connectivity in automotive IT poses new vulnerabilities. Fraunhofer SIT has developed a software platform where secure control units can be developed based on a TPM 2.0.
Errors and vulnerabilities in software cause damage running into billions, can ruin a company's reputation and, in the worst case, endanger the safety of people. That's why the Fraunhofer SIT developed VUSC – the code scanner. VUSC (for VUlnerability SCanner) helps companies and developers to detect vulnerabilities in code within minutes.
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App security testing tool
Most apps, be they for internet shopping, gaming or social networking, are aimed at private users. But there are hidden risks for businesses. A new test framework will help to uncover gaps in app security and detect malware.
Fraunhofer Singapore and SIT published a survey of Chinese cybersecurity and data protection regulations for the electric and connected car industry: It contains an overview of laws and regulations, including the responsible institutions in China, since 2015. The study also addresses research and development facilities as well as standardization authorities.
We dismayed by the war in Ukraine. In order to support the people who have fled, ATHENE center and Fraunhofer SIT offer recreation rooms, training opportunities, as well as further integration support if needed. The offer is addressed to refugees of all nationalities who had to leave Ukraine due to the war.
Our cybersecurity specialist Dr. Haya Shulman has accepted a professorship at the Institute of Computer Science at Goethe University Frankfurt, and thus also has taken up a LOEWE top professorship. The LOEWE research funding program of the state of Hesse is providing around 2.18 million euros over a period of five years to endow the professorship.
JAB-Code, the color barcode of the Fraunhofer SIT, is on the way to becoming an international ISO standard. JAB-Code – Just Another Barcode – is to be brought to a full ISO standard by 2022. It uses color as a third dimension and can therefore store more information in the same space. The color code does not have to use database references and links, it simply stores the information itself.
ATHENE researchers have found a way to break one of the basic mechanisms used to secure Internet traffic. The mechanism, called RPKI, is actually designed to prevent cybercriminals from diverting traffic on the Internet. The ATHENE scientist team of Prof. Dr. Haya Shulman showed that attackers can completely bypass the security mechanism without the affected network operators being able to detect this.
Fraunhofer SIT has a cyber training center in Darmstadt with connections to research and the startup world. The Fraunhofer Cyber Range combines complex attack simulations with the latest findings from applied research, expert training and the presentation of innovative security tools. Companies can improve the performance of their security teams with realistic attack simulations.