SCHUTZWERK has long-lasting connections to Hochschule Furtwangen, Hochschule Aalen and Ulm University in order to cooperate in research and teaching topics with security focus. This includes lectures, security CTFs, master and bachelor thesis as well as research projects (e.g., the ongoing BMBF project SecForCARs in which a recent master thesis was conducted together with Ulm University). Furthermore SCHUTZWERK regularly conducts one-day hands-on events, so-called Capture-the-flags (CTF), in which students can test their cybersecurity skills in form of a practical competition (e.
From a traditional point of view, vehicles used to be closed systems in which components communicated between each other over a central vehicle bus and no connection to remote systems was possible. However, this has drastically changed during the last years with increasing connectivity and autonomy of today’s vehicles. While car manufacturers have a long experience in dealing with safety problems, dealing with security risks raised by this development is a relatively new domain for them.
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Like in years past (nearly) the whole team met in Ghent for the unofficial second team event: the BruCON. Next to trainings, talks and workshops the main focus was to have fun together. Therefore, the majority of the team – not all since the team has grown significantly over the last year – stayed at the band resort: a complete apartment in a prime location with lots of space, a beer fridge and a bar.