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Cyber security for transport infrastructure and road operators (CySiVuS)

From the point of view of road traffic infrastructure, cyber attacks pose an eminent threat to autonomously driving and networked vehicles and bring about new technical, legal and social challenges for vehicle manufacturers, road infrastructure and communication service operators as well as vehicle users.

The KIRAS project CySiVuS has identified the entire traffic infrastructure system with regard to specific IT security issues in the context of a scoping process for its requirements, restrictions and extensions necessary for the future and has subsequently subjected it to a risk analysis. The postulation of a reference architecture should take into account existing standardization efforts and those to be developed in the near future, embed components structurally coherently and thus serve as a roadmap for stakeholders in the next three to five years. Furthermore, embedding in the existing and future legal framework - data protection, network and information security (NIS), cyber security law - as well as in society by creating appropriate trust in the technology of autonomous networked driving was a key factor. The future security anchor points for selected high-risk areas were discussed, demonstrated and viable measures were derived to ensure a trustworthy cybersecure networked transport system for autonomous driving vehicles. 


Research programme: KIRAS

Project duration: 10/2017 - 03/2020

Coordination: AIT

Budget: 907 k€

Funding: 583 k€

Partners: Autobahnen- und Schnellstraßen-Finanzierungs-Aktiengesellschaft represented by ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH (ASFINAG), Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Department of Science, Research and Development (BMLVS), Nokia Solutions and Networks Austria (NOKIA), Swarco Futurit Verkehrssignalsysteme Ges. m.b.H. (SWF), T-Systems Austria GesmbH (TSA), TÜV Austria Automotive GmbH (TÜV-A), TÜV Trust IT TÜV Austria GmbH (TÜV-I), University of Vienna, Working Group for Legal Informatics (UNIVIE)