Safety vs Security in the Air and on the Ground

1st Workshop on Secure and Reliable Communication and Navigation in the Aerospace Domain (SRCNAS)
4th Workshop Safety, securiTy, and pRivacy In automotiVe systEms (STRIVE)

6th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
September 6-10, 2021, Vienna, Austria - remote event

Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. Following this story of success, IEEE initiated the European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), which is organized every year in a European city. The 6th EuroS&P edition will be held virtually on September 6-10, 2021 and is organized by the University of Vienna in cooperation with SBA Research and TU Wien. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation the event will take place in a remote version and envisions interesting discussions on diverse topics in the field of security and privacy in a plenty of application areas. The event includes several symposium sessions and workshops.

The workshop session Safety vs Security in the Air and on the Ground taking place on September 6, 2021 combines two raising application areas covered by two individual workshops, namely

  • 1st Workshop on Secure and Reliable Communication and Navigation in the Aerospace Domain (SRCNAS) and
  • 4th Workshop Safety, securiTy, and pRivacy In automotiVe systEms (STRIVE)

The workshop session starts at 13:00 p.m. including 2 keynotes from industry and 5 accepted paper presentations, closing with a panel discussion by the keynote speakers and the presenters. Here are more details:

13:00-13:10   Welcomenote from all Chairs

13:10-13:55   Keynote 1 by Timo Warns (Airbus, Germany): Security Above the Clouds -- Protecting Aircraft Information Systems

13:55-14:20   Analyzing the Viability of UAV Missions Facing Cyber Attacks
                       Jukka Soikkeli, Cora Perner and Emil Lupu

14:20-14:45   The Secure Cell Attachment Procedure of LDACS
                       Nils Mäurer, Thomas Gräupl, Christop Gentsch, Tobias Guggemos, Marcel Tiepelt, Corinna Schmitt and Gabi Dreo Rodosek

14:45-15:00   Virtual Coffee Break

15:00-15:45   Keynote 2 by Roland Rieke (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany): Machine-Learning Methods for In-Vehicle Intrusion Detection

15:45-16:10   Using Cyber Digital Twins for Automated Automotive Cybersecurity Testing
                       Stefan Marksteiner, Slava Bronfman, Markus Wolf and Eddie Lazebnik

16:10-16:35   A Model-Driven Methodology for Automotive Cybersecurity Test Case Generation
                       Stefan Marksteiner and Peter Priller

16:35-17:00   Privacy and Modern Cars Through A Dual Lens
                       Giampaolo Bella, Pietro Biondi, Marco De Vincenzi, and Giuseppe Tudisco

17:00-17:15   Virtual Coffee Break

17:15-17:50   Panel discussion - Expectations vs Challenges for Safety and Security in the Future

17:50-18:00   Closing

Keynote Information:

Keynote by Timo Warns (Airbus): Security Above the Clouds -- Protecting Aircraft Information Systems

Abstract: Aircraft and their avionics are getting increasingly interconnected, which, while bringing numerous advantages, also increases both complexity and the surface to security threats. The mitigation of such threats is paramount to maintain aircraft operations and airworthiness. Aircraft information security is the discipline of mitigating aircraft security risks resulting from intentional unauthorized electronic interactions. It relies on processes and principles put in place by the civil aviation community for threat identification and mitigation and for the demonstration of airworthiness in the presence of threats. The presentation gives an overview on the aircraft security threat landscape, the processes and methods in place to address the associated risks, and the concepts and principles underlying today's aircraft information security architectures.

Keynote by Roland Rieke (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany): Machine-Learning Methods for In-Vehicle Intrusion Detection

Abstract: The networking of vehicles is essential if the traffic is to be controlled intelligently and the vehicles themselves are to make decisions for automated driving, depending on the situation in the immediate vicinity, but also in the more distant context that cannot be directly perceived by the vehicle. However, connectivity opens up new possibilities for attackers to remotely access safety-critical vehicle subsystems. In this talk, various methods are presented with which the activities of an attacker who already has access to a subsystem in a vehicle can be detected. An overview of weak points is given and the current state of the art with regard to various detection methods is presented. In particular, various model-based methods of machine learning are analyzed with regard to their applicability for the detection of malicious messages in vehicles. Available data sets, test setup and results from experiments with different simulated attacks are presented. In particular, we used process mining, support vector machines, artificial neural networks, genetic programming, and rule-based systems and combinations thereof. Finally, model-based detection of anomalies is considered in a holistic framework for the management of security strategies.

Author/Presenter Information:

Paper Submission Guidelines (camera-ready):

Papers must be submitted in a form suitable: all author names and affiliations must appear on the title page. Papers must not exceed 10 pages total (including the references and appendices). Papers must be typeset in LaTeX in A4 format (not "US Letter") using the IEEE conference proceeding template with the appropriate options from EuroS&P 2021. Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create problems for readiness. Your document should render correctly in Adobe Reader XI and when printed in black and white. Do not forget to submit also the respective copy-right form for the proceedings.

Presentation Guidelines:

For each paper presentation a 25min slot is scheduled (see program above). This slot includes a minimum of 5min discussion, so please prepare your presentation for max. 20min speaking time. As this is a remote event, you can use your own hardware for your talk. Further information will be communicated on time.


At least one author per paper presented in a co-located workshop must register as Workshop Author until July 31, 2021. Other authors who want to participate can register as Virtual Conference & Workshop Attendees. The registration fee includes the entrance to all EuroS&P conference and workshop sessions. Please register under the registration page of EuroS&P.

Session Organizers:

  • Corinna Schmitt, Research Institute CODE, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
  • Thomas Gräupl, Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Gianpiero Costantino, IIT-CNR, Italy
  • Ilaria Matteucci, IIT-CNR, Italy

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