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Wed, Nov 25, 2021, 17 CET I Mohammad Hamad (TU München, DE) – A Multilayer Cybersecurity Framework for the Internet of Vehicles

On Nov 24, 2021, at 5 pm CET, Mohammad Hamad, TU München, Germany, will talk about “A Multilayer Cybersecurity Framework for the Internet of Vehicles“. Watch the trailer here.

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In this presentation, we show the key points to consider to unleash the full potential out of cybersecurity risk During the last decade, significant developments were introduced within the vehicular domain, evolving the vehicles to become a network of many embedded systems distributed throughout the car, known as Electronic Control Units (ECUs). Each of these ECUs runs several software components that collaborate to perform various vehicle functions. In addition, modern vehicles are also equipped with multiple technologies, such as WiFi, 5G, GPS, and Bluetooth, giving them the capability to collaborate and communicate with roadside units to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for drivers and passengers. Adding all these technologies was a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it extends the vehicle’s functionalities and capabilities. On the other hand, it opens the door to several cybersecurity threats and makes the car a more attractive target for adversaries. Securing modern vehicles requires a holistic and multilayered solution that considers security during the whole life cycle of vehicle development. This would include the secure development of the system, continuous monitoring and protection of every system component, and the correct reaction if one of these components got compromised.

Watch the trailer here.

Dr. Mohammad Hamad

Mohammad Hamad is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Embedded Systems and Internet of Things group in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Mohammad joined TUM in April 2020. Before joining TUM, he worked as a research staff member at the Embedded Computer Security group at the Institute of Computer and Network Engineering at TU Braunschweig, Germany, between 2014 and 2020. In 2020, he obtained his Ph.D. from the same university. His Ph.D. topic was about in-vehicle security.

Mohammad’s research interests are autonomous vehicles and IoT security.
During his work at TU Braunschweig, Mohammad participated in many EU and national projects. Now in TUM, he is leading the TUM research activities in the EU Horizon 2020 nIoVE project (

Chair Embedded Systems and Internet of Things of TUM, Germany

The Embedded Systems and Internet of Things professorship ( The research of the Embedded Systems and Internet of Things group addresses the hardware and software design challenges for resource-constrained embedded and cyber-physical system architectures by designing advanced methodologies for co-design of hardware/software architectures, distributed algorithms, and secure communication such that the goals of safety, security, efficiency, and scalability can be reached for these systems.

The Cyber CNI Lecture Series is a free monthly event that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

The event consists of a 40-minute expert presentation followed by a 30-minute discussion.

The Cyber CNI Speaker series aims to raise awareness and understanding of cyber security issues among all audiences. It aims to enable an ongoing dialogue between experts from industry and academia and the general public (citizens, families, small and large businesses, public organizations, etc.). All of us are concerned.

The events are broadcast live on Youtube ( and LinkedIn, allowing worldwide remote participation – including a tool to participate in the discussion.

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How the digital transformation is changing our lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown all of us the benefits of information technology. It allows us to work at a distance, to live at a distance, and most importantly, to keep in touch at a distance – with younger and older people, those closest to us, and even make new contacts.

Our society relies more and more on information and operational technologies. Examples include water, energy, heat and cooling supply, communications, healthcare, production and processing of goods, transportation, national security, banking, research and education, and food production.

What all these areas have in common is that they make intensive use of networked distributed computer systems. These systems can be attacked in many ways. This is no longer just a problem for computer “pros” because computer systems are essential to all of us. The effects of “cyber-attacks” range from power outages to the collapse of the health care or banking sectors.

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