Automotive software and cyber-security provider NNG has introduced a new security system to prevent cyber-threats to cars. The system called Parallel Intrusion Prevention System (PIPS) filters out any malicious commands sent to your car using a smart checking mechanism.
With Connected Cars becoming increasingly common, security concerns are natural to arise. Arilou‘s PIPS is one such cyber-security measure for your connected car – the main aim of PIPS is to cross-check the communication to its source of origin and verify the commands given to the car.
What is PIPS?
PIPS stands for Parallel Intrusion Prevention System – it is aimed at preventing any external intrusions, or hacking attempts on your connected cars. NNG states the most common way to hack a connected car is by sending unauthorised messages to car’s system. Your connected car may take it as a signal coming from the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which allows hackers to take control.
NNG PIPS cross-checks these messages and reads the communication between the ECU and the car’s systems, and then performs the final check at the source of origin of the message. This way, the system makes sure the command came from genuine ECU and not a cyber attack targeting the ECU.
Why is this system needed?
While connected cars are becoming a reality rapidly, cyber-security for these cars is also important. From automatically contacting medical services in case of an accident to providing navigation and other services, connected cars can do it all.
This rapid ascent of technology also demands equally stringent security and NNG PIPS seems to be one the steps in that direction.