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Android Defense in Depth Strategy in an Automobile Ecosystem 2020-01-1365

Android is becoming an environment of choice in the automotive sector for the ease of use, large open source community and Play store applications. With growing interest from Automotive OEM's in Android for IVI (In Vehicle Infotainment) solutions we predict similar trend like in Mobile World. As the need for more interconnected devices within the Automobile ecosystem increasing, IVI plays a critical role in interfacing user actions which can directly impact security of the ecosystem. In sophisticated device interconnections, Identifying the key gateways and implementing the right security strategy is key to improve performance and overall system security & stability. Defining clear defense in depth strategy in complex interconnected environment plays a critical role in ensuring overall system security. While Android is maturing for automotive and with growing traction in automotive, we spent time in analyzing current android defense in depth concepts with automobile perspective. Main aim of this paper is to examine current defense of depth strategies and propose additional measures to meet automotive needs starting from information security to functional safety. This paper shall aid OEM's to adopt ideas for their Android IVI solutions for increased security & safety.


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