The key objectives of the SAFERtec project are outlined in the following points:
⦁ Provide a security assurance Framework enabled to cover the whole System Development Life Cycle (i.e., planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance) of ICT-based Connected Vehicles.
⦁ Provide methods for threat analysis and attack modeling, which will accurately assess security threats introduced by current/future in-vehicle and around vehicle applications, services, embedded devices and communications.
⦁ Enhance vulnerability analysis and penetration testing techniques tailored for highly connected ICT in Connected Vehicles and V2X systems. This will create a set of standardized tests and processes that will be incorporated into the assurance framework.
⦁ Define metrics (and their taxonomy) to enhance the framework validation within the connected-vehicles setting. The development of metrics will leverage aggregation and dependability techniques to capture the security, safety and privacy assurance levels of the involved data, components, services and applications.
⦁ Introduce methods for defining Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to system reliability, safety, security and privacy. Emphasis will be given in translating radio/network/physical KPIs to Reliability/Safety/Security metrics for the considered use cases.
⦁ Foster the adaptation of more flexible and cost-efficient assurance methods for the automotive industry to reduce the complexity and effort of traditional certification schemes.
⦁ Identify gaps in current security assurance practices, formal methods and international accepted standards and set the basis of future standardization activities for security assurance of ICT based Connected Vehicles, including safety, privacy and reliability aspects.