KasperskyOS-based gateway to protect connected cars

Automotive gateway based on KasperskyOS will help manufacturers meet new UN cybersecurity requirements for smart vehicles

Kaspersky announced the Kaspersky Automotive Secure Gateway (KASG) based on the KasperskyOS operating system. The solution will protect the car from hacking, provide a safe update of both the gateway itself and the car’s electronic components over the air, allow to collect logs from the car’s internal network and send them to the security monitoring center.

The development of KASG responds to the regulatory documents on cybersecurity in the automotive industry. They were prepared by the UN Commission WP.29, which includes 63 countries. By 2024 the new requirements will be included into a certification system for new vehicles.

To comply with the WP.29 guidelines manufacturers must integrate security solutions into cars at the assembly line stage. The regulatory framework stipulates that new systems for cars should be designed and developed according to the Secure by Design principle. This means that security must be built into solutions at the design and development stage. Kaspersky provides this principle with KasperskyOS – Cyber Immune platform for developing solutions that are inherently secure.

In addition, Kaspersky develops Kaspersky Automotive Secure Gateway in accordance with the international standard for functional security (Safety) ISO 26262. Such a solution designed according to the standards will help the manufacturers with limited cybersecurity competencies within the organization. KASG is easily integrated into electric vehicle system architecture. The gateway can be installed on the telematics or central unit of a car with ARM architecture.

“The safety issues of connected cars are so important today that they are being discussed at the level of international organizations. This is an example of how the industry itself comes to cybersecurity experts for solutions and is ready to certify them, make them mandatory. The regulatory requirements of the UN Commission WP.29 gave a serious impetus to the development of the information security market in the automotive industry. We started developing Kaspersky Automotive Secure Gateway by analyzing the requirements of the new regulation and creating a threat model for connected vehicles. We expect that many manufacturers will be interested in our development”

Evgeniya Ponomareva, Global Alliance Manager, KasperskyOS