Systematic pattern approach for safety and security co-engineering in the automotive domain

Tiago Amorim, Helmut Martin, Zehndong Ma, Christoph Schmittner, Daniel Schneider, Georg Macher, Bernhard Winkler, Martin Krammer, Christian Josef Kreiner

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Future automotive systems will exhibit increased levels of automation as well as ever tighter integration with other vehicles, traffic infrastructure, and cloud services. From safety perspective, this can be perceived as boon or bane - it greatly increases complexity and uncertainty, but at the same time opens up new opportunities for realizing innovative safety functions. Moreover, cybersecurity becomes important as additional concern because attacks are now much more likely and severe. Unfortunately, there is lack of experience with security concerns in context of safety engineering in general and in automotive safety departments in particular. To remediate this problem, we propose a systematic pattern-based approach that interlinks safety and security patterns and provides guidance with respect to selection and combination of both types of patterns in context of system engineering. The application of a combined safety and security pattern engineering workflow is shown and demonstrated by an automotive use case scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication SAFECOMP: International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security
Subtitle of host publication36th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2017, Trento, Italy, September 13-15, 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages342
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2017


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