To improve automotive cybersecurity, LG Electronics plans to develop a post-quantum cryptography (PQC) technique. To this end, the company has signed a contract with mobile operator LG Uplus and cryptography company CryptoLab - both based in South Korea.
With increasing connectivity in the automotive sector, demand for cybersecurity solutions is also rising. Customers want both their vehicle systems and their personal data to be particularly protected. Post-quantum cryptography is a new technology that replaces the public-key cryptography system currently in use. The technique is already widely used in software-based industries such as telecommunications and data and application security services.
In collaboration with the other two companies, LG plans to proactively apply PQC technology to its in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems to provide greater electronic security to its global automotive partners.
Based on the new agreement, LG aims to generate a next-generation cryptographic system. This is expected to significantly improve security in the automotive industry in the future. The goal is to create a more secure environment for connected vehicles, covering key areas such as over-the-air (OTA) updates, point-of-interest (POI) services and vehicle-to-anything (V2X) services.
»In the automotive industry, the importance of cybersecurity continues to grow,« said Eun Seok-hyun, president of LG Vehicle Component Solutions (VS) Company. »For this reason, it is critical for us to develop core and digital security technologies and apply them to our hardware- and software-based solutions for vehicles. As a leader in the vehicle component market and a trusted partner for future mobility, LG is committed to making connected vehicles as safe as possible.«