Supporting a client in introducing the process of secure embedded software development (cyber-security) and in testing said software – Blog Solwit

Supporting a client in introducing the process of secure embedded software development (cyber-security) and in testing said software

penetration
and fuzzing tests

process aligned
with ISO 21434

unique cyber-security competencies in the automotive area

penetration
and fuzzing tests

process aligned with ISO 21434

unique cyber-security competencies in the automotive area

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Sector:

Automotive

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Our client, world leader in the design and production of driver information displays. With decades of experience the company improves the driving experience through state-of-the-art HMI. Headquarterd in Japan, and with offices around the world, the company delivers solutions to the world’s largest high-end car manufacturers.

the challange

Our client’s cyber-security team required support from experts with unique competencies and rich experience in the automotive industry. They were required to operate within the technologies used for cyber-security tests and the processes necessary for software development, aligned with the new ISO21434 standard.

The Polish branch of an international company was searching for a partner with competencies in developing secure software and performing high-quality security tests. The partner’s task was to support the client’s teams developing software for head-up displays (HUD) used in luxury cars by British, Japanese, German, and Swedish manufacturers.

The solution

Expanding the client’s teams by experts in cyber-security.

Solwit provided two specialists with experience in the automotive industry and Graphics Engine Solutions cyber-security testing.

 

Their knowledge and skill filled gaps in the client’s team competence, but also provided consulting support, such as recommendations for processes and activities facilitating development and security testing of the HUD. At the same time, the Solwit team adopted the internal work culture established by the client, based on certain tools and internal processes.

the effect

Security-based functionalities of the system, results of security tests, and the process for embedded software testing, including documentation, were all provided on time.

The Solwit team took part in creating the architecture for certain features and developing unit tests for testing security functionality. All procedures used in developing the tests were properly documented. Within the cooperation, our team was also supporting the client in creating the process of software testing regarding security, developed chosen security features, performed chosen tests (both penetration and fuzzing tests) and system analyses (crypto-element analysis).

about the company

Our client was a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing car displays and sensors. Since its founding in 1950, the company has produced innovative products for the automotive industry, increasing safety and comfort for drivers. The company has its roots in Japan and currently owns 34 branches in 11 different countries in Europe, both Americas, and Asia. The European division (NSEU), with its offices in the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, and France, hires more than 150 people responsible for managing projects, quality control, and engineering solutions for European clients.

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