Power Architecture Research Collaboration The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA), NXP® Semiconductors and GRIMM, a cybersecurity research firm, recently partnered to conduct an R&D project focused on Power Architecture®, also known as PowerPC®, a technology commonly found in automotive ECUs, to determine its cyber security impact on the heavy vehicle industry. NMFTA commissioned the research project to deliver an open-source software library and/or code enhancements. The research also supported testing validation code and tooling accuracy to perform the necessary regression testing on the NXP-provided devices built on Power Architecture® technology.
One of the reasons I chose to come to GRIMM after leaving federal service earlier this year was because of one of the core principles held by the rest of the GRIMM Leadership team. That is the importance of educating the general public on the inherent cybersecurity risks in nearly everything touched on a daily basis, and of enabling future generations of cybersecurity experts, software developers, and computer engineers to solve these security challenges, as well as those of the future.
Heading into the summer hacker conferences can be overwhelming. Demonstrations, panels and talks across multiple events events as in sames week - DEFCON 25, Black Hat 2017, BSidesLV - combined with all the parties (and meetings) made for an action packed week! With our social calendar full and our demonstrations in tow, the GRIMM team found itself in the spotlight while showcasing some of the most innovative cybersecurity research and intelligence on connected vehicles, IoT, smart homes, smart grids and ICS security up and down the Vegas Strip.