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[Colloquium] A security research plan for vehicle system

December 5, 2008

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  • Date: Friday, December 5th, 2008 
  • Time: 2 pm — 3:15 pm 
  • Place: ME 218

Hisashi Oguma
Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co., Ltd.

Abstract: I will describe a security research project of Toyota InfoTechnology Center. The ratio of electronics to vehicle equipment is steadily increasing. And novel vehicles will also have connectibility to public networks to provide many kinds of services. Therefore, they are expected to suffer from a wide variety of threats and the electronic control units (ECUs) embedded in them may execute malicious programs because of tampering. A requirement of vehicle system is difference to conventional embedded systems, e.g. cellular phone or home appliances. So it it hard to introduce existing technologies into vehicle systems without modifications. In this talk I will show these requirements and feature plan of our research.

Bio: Hisashi Oguma is currently a researcher in Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co., Ltd. He received a Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Electro-Communications, Japan in 2002 and worked at NTT DoCoMo from 2002 through 2007. He has been a visiting researcher at DoCoMo Communication Laboratories USA, Inc. from Oct 2004 through Mar 2005. His research focuses on parallel and distributed computing, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing and security for embedded system.