Panasonic’s connected vehicle data ecosystem security

In a connected vehicle ecosystem, cars talk to roads, roads to cars, cars to infrastructure, and so on, via an integrated data communication platform.
November 17, 2020
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But a complex system has many more requirements beyond its hardware and software package. Panasonic has developed a first in its deployment and services solution for departments of transportation (DOT). This approach not only enables the critical communication between vehicles and roadways and traffic operators, but supports critical security needs that go along with it.  

Panasonic says it is the only, worldwide Integrity Security Services (ISS) Certificate Management Service (CMS) Certified Partner to provide integrated services in its connected vehicle solution. This means that Panasonic is authorised to sponsor V2X device vendors through the ISS Security Attestation process, which certifies a device as meeting all requirements for participation in the V2X security system. Panasonic can also act on behalf of its DOT partners, like Georgia DOT, to establish the provider service identifiers (PSID) and service specific permissions (SSP) for use in its deployment along The Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway on I-85  outside Atlanta. These authorisations allow Panasonic to provide turn-key deployment solutions of vehicle on-board units and roadside units that are already secure-by-design and enrolled into a CMS on day one of the project.  

Panasonic’s ISS registration portal makes it easy for authorised devices to be registered and ensures that the devices being prepared for a DOT deployment receive the correct certificate mix, with the correct PSID and SSP allocation for the deployment. It also prevents unauthorised entities from having access to certificate material created specifically for DOTs and limits the number of devices that can be registered to the number authorised by Panasonic on the project.

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