Project Goal

The upcoming connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as connected embedded devices in many application areas, require a higher level of security, safety, and privacy. Verification and validation in general and security testing, in particular, are an integral part of building trustworthy ICT systems. The TRUSTED project will take an attack-driven approach to black-box testing of automotive systems as well as embedded devices that researches and develops novel solutions for effective and efficient security testing at different levels of abstraction in the system development lifecycle. Existing knowledge of attacks will be modeled and simulated with a guided search to explore potential weaknesses of an automotive system-under-test. The project will demonstrate the results in real-world use cases.


Austrian Institute of Technology

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest research and technology organisation. AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies in the fields of Energy, Mobility Systems, Low-Emission Transport, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control and Technology Experience.

AVL List GmbH

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle. Following security groups are involved with TRUSTED in AVL:

Graz University of Technology

The Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is the largest university institute in Austria for research and education in security and privacy. IAIK is one of the leading research institutions in cybersecurity and active in the following four areas: Formal MethodsSystem Security, Cryptology & Privacy, and Secure Applications