Organic Principles to Counter Malware in Automotive Environments


Robert Altschaffel, Sven Kuhlmann, Jana Dittmann, Tobias Hoppe

Arbeitsgruppe Multimedia and Security

Otto-von-Guericke-Universit├Ąt Magdeburg Magdeburg, Germany


In an interconnected world malware is not only a topic in classical computer environments (information technology) anymore. Recent examples have shown which damage malware can cause in modern interconnected cyberphysical systems. Based on the increasing threat of malware we propose an approach to counter malware. In contrast to classical approaches like signature scanners or IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems), which focus on detection our approach focuses on the reaction on malware-caused incidents. While these classic approaches usually require manual intervention we focus our approach on an automatic, adaptive reaction. The approach proposed in this work is based on principles of Organic Computing and conceives a self-adapting system for malware reaction in automotive environments