SAVIOR: Securing Autonomous Vehicles with Robust Physical Invariants presented at 29thUSENIXSecuritySymposium 2020

by Alvaro A. C√°rdenas, Zhiqiang Lin, Jairo Giraldo, Raul Quinonez, Luis Salazar, Santa Bauman,


Summary : Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), including aerial, sea, and ground vehicles, assess their environment with a variety of sensors and actuators that allow them to perform specific tasks such as navigating a route, hovering, or avoiding collisions. So far, AVs tend to trust the information provided by their sensors to make navigation decisions without data validation or verification, and therefore, attackers can exploit these limitations by feeding erroneous sensor data with the intention of disrupting or taking control of the system. In this paper we introduce SAVIOR: an architecture for securing autonomous vehicles with robust physical invariants. We implement and validate our proposal on two popular open-source controllers for aerial and ground vehicles, and demonstrate its effectiveness.