Case Study Scania – Connected vehicles


In order to provide modern services to drivers and other stakeholders todays vehicles contain an increasing amount of IT. While vehicles are modernizing into the digital connected future the number of attacks and vulnerabilities also increases.

When engineering a vehicle, much functionality and design is modeled and tested in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tools. For instance, crash testing and aerodynamics simulation. This has been state-of-the-art in this industry for decades. However, cybersecurity threats to vehicles are typically not analyzed using the same (or similar) tools as the rest of the vehicle.

World leading truck and bus manufacturer Scania is now modernizing their way of working with security and IT design by evaluating securiCAD for threat modeling and attack simulations. With securiCAD Scania aims to model both the internal IT infrastructure of their vehicles and the connection to external services such as cloud solutions. With these models automatic, data-driven, and quantitative attack simulations are run, in a similar fashion as with aerodynamic simulations. The results show where potential design flaws and structural vulnerabilities are likely to occur and what risk these pose. securiCAD also suggest mitigation strategies and alternative designs can be compared for optimal decision-making.

“securiCAD provides a new approach for security design and analysis, but at the same time it
is a similar way of thinking as in other engineering disciplines.

This is a real benefit for our analysts and designers and has the potential to help excel our security work.”
—Niklas Wiberg, Cybersecurity architect at Scania


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Scania is a world leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system.

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