Broadcast Authentication in a Low Speed Controller Area Network

Provided by: Politecnico di Torino
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Controller Area Network (CAN) is a communication bus that has no cryptographic protection against malicious adversaries. Once isolated, the environments in which CAN operates are now opened to intruders and assuring broadcast authentication becomes a concern. To achieve this, public key primitives are not a solution because of the computational constraints, but symmetric primitives can be used with time synchronization at the cost of additional delays. Here, the authors study several trade-offs on computational speed, memory and bandwidth having the main intention to depict the lower bounds on the efficiency of such protocols.

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