Automotive & Integrated Mobility

Cryptographic Identity for Components

Vehicles can no longer be seen as just a mechanical system - they embed dozens of electronic control units, safely components and infotainment devices. If these components are manufactured without defenses, a hacker might find ways to manipulate vehicular communications by interception.

Each component requires an identity to provide protection against manipulation. This ensures the ‘integrity’ of the vehicle assets across the entire vehicle lifecycle. Use cases could be;

Using multiple suppliers and technologies creates vulnerable weaknesses in the supply chain which in turn will have serious repercussions on consumer safety as well as brand if a component was attacked.

Secure identity commences during the manufacturing process where cryptographic key injection gives every component an identity.

Utimaco assures device security and data privacy throughout the complete device life-cycle from manufacturing (key injection) through device operation (PKI) to end-of-operation (key termination).

Safe Processes

Safe Digital Processes


Key Injection for Points of Interaction

PCI compliant attested devices are the starting point in the secure payment processing chain, initiating a non-repudiable and tamper-protected transaction. To make sure device identities can not be hacked, the keys need to be generated by an HSM.


Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Automotive devices are operated within PKI-Infrastructures, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authenticity and non-repudiation of sensitive information. Encrypting data at rest and in transit guards it against manipulation or interception.


Machine Identity Management & Security of IoT Components

Key injection – giving each component a unique electronic identity, increasing the authenticity of the device. With a unique ID, delivered by key injection, IT system administrators can track the device throughout its lifecycle, monitoring and revoking privileges, as required.

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