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CONNECT - Continuous and Efficient Cooperative Trust Management for Resilient CCAM

Duration:
36 months (2022 - 2025)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
UE-funded research - HE - Global Challenges - Climate, Energy and Mobility
Funding body:
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA
Project identification number:
101069688
PoliTo role:
Partner

Abstract

CONNECT addresses the convergence of security and safety in CCAM by assessing dynamic trust relationships and defining a trust reasoning framework based on which involved entities can establish trust for cooperatively executing safety-critical functions. This will enable both a) cyber-secure data sharing between data sources in the CCAM ecosystem that had no or insufficient pre-existing trust relationship, and b) outsourcing tasks to the MEC and cloud in a trustworthy way. Beyond the needs of functional safety, trustworthiness management should be included in CCAM’s security functionality solution for verifying trustworthiness of transmitting stations and infrastructure. CONNECT will build upon and expand the Zero Trust concept to tackle the issue of how to bootstrap vertical trust from the application, the execution environment and device hardware from the vehicle up to MEC and cloud environments. This includes measuring the system when instantiating network functions and determining the integrity and origin of software. Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs), as sw- or hw-based security elements, will be essential to establish a verifiable chain of trust throughout the entire application stack of the host vehicle, as well as protecting data in transit, at rest and in use. By coupling the Zero Trust security principle with the need of “Never Trust, Always Verify”, CONNECT bootstraps vertical trust for all users, devices and systems in the CCAM ecosystem by enabling continuous authorization and authentication prior to be granted access to data or resources. Through TEE-enabled “Chip-to-Cloud" assurances and verifiable chain of trust, CONNECT reaches its full potential: not only does it mitigates risks stemming from the Zero Trust CCAM environment but also ensures resilience. This can make CONNECT the cornerstone of future smart transportation as it will usher new levels of safety and connectivity and bring vehicles even close to autonomy.

People involved

Departments

Partners

  • CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT
  • DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH
  • FS COM
  • HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUSSELDORF GMBH
  • INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE SYSTEMX
  • INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS OF THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
  • INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
  • RED HAT ISRAEL LTD
  • SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
  • TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH - Coordinator
  • TRIALOG
  • UBITECH - GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
  • UNI SYSTEMS SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS MONOPROSOPI ANONYMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA
  • UNIVERSITAET ULM
  • UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
  • UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
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Keywords

ERC sectors

PE7_8 - Networks (communication networks, sensor networks, networks of robots, etc.)

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 9. Costruire un'infrastruttura resiliente e promuovere l'innovazione ed una industrializzazione equa, responsabile e sostenibile

Budget

Total cost: € 5,996,019.00
Total contribution: € 5,996,019.00
PoliTo total cost: € 150,000.00
PoliTo contribution: € 150,000.00

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