PROJECT TITLE

Cybersecurity Test Center

PRIMARY INVESTIGATOR

Andre Weimerskirch, PhD
Co-lead, Cybersecurity Working Group, Mobility Transformation Center

PROJECT DATES

May 2014 – April 2016

PROJECT TEAM

J. Alex Halderman, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, U-M College of Engineering

OBJECTIVE

Establish a test center that provides the expertise and equipment to perform testing of vehicle security, a platform to evaluate new security solutions, and an environment to educate students.

APPROACH

We secured a test vehicle and an increasing number of required tools to work on applied cybersecurity.  We also established the expertise and processes to execute testing of vehicles and new security solutions.  The test center is already used as a platform for a variety of security evaluation and student education projects, including the evaluation and development of CAN anomaly detection systems, the detection of chip tuning, and the analysis of diagnostic code vulnerabilities.

OUTCOME

The Cybersecurity Test Lab is a platform to educate students and perform additional research.  The Lab has been used to enable further projects (e.g. Professor Shin’s project around anomaly detection in the cloud and a NHTSA project with Ford and GM).  This Lab is and will be needed for all applied cybersecurity research.


CATEGORY: CYBERSECURITY