AutoCrypt (car security)

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IndustryCar security systems
FounderSeokwoo Lee
Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
South Korea
Area served
ProductsConnected car security
Public key infrastructure
In-Vehicle Security
ParentPenta Security Systems Inc.

AutoCrypt is a total connected car security software for security for communications in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It meets the industry standards published by established organizations such as Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP),[1] the IEEE, and other related authorities. AutoCrypt provides 6 different systems for the ITS, E-mobility, Mobility as a service, In-Vehicle Security, and smart cars connected cars.[2]


Launched in 2007 by Penta Security Systems Inc., AutoCrypt provides safe and trusted communications between vehicles and infrastructure networks to protect roads and connected vehicles. AutoCrypt PKI and V2X have been tested comprehensively in smart city environments, and have proven to be compliant with SCMS v1.2 and IEEE 1609.2:2016 requirements. It also includes features that have been conceptually listed in SCMS v1.2, such as the Device Certificate Management (DCM) enrollment, re-enrollment of Enrollment Certificate, and distribution of Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs).

Recognition and awards

  • 2017: Selected as provider for authentication system for next-generation ITS businesses[3][4]
  • 2019: AutoCrypt nominated as TU-Automotive's “Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service”[5]


AutoCrypt includes Public Key Infrastructure (Public key infrastructure (PKI) and Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) components via Dedicated Short Range Communications Dedicated short-range communications(DSRC) and cellular V2X technology. It features security components on both the back-end server infrastructure and end-points (i.e. vehicle OBUs and RSUs).[6] In addition, the Advanced Firewall (AFW) analyzes packets from external sources, and also includes IDS capabilities to monitor suspicious internal network traffic. The key management system (KMS) manages the life cycle process of encryption keys, including storage, generation, and revocation. To address increased Vehicle-to-Device (V2D) communications, AutoCrypt also provides PKI for V2D systems, in order to ensure the security of vehicles, mobile devices, and back-end service providers during communications.


The company collaborated with CHARIN to rollout of the combined charging system and PKI infrastructure for secure communication.[7] Additionally, Penta Security Systems and Hubject joined forces to enable secure communication in the EV Charging industry by enabling the first global cross-certification of V2G Root CAs for ISO15118 and to foster the adoption of standards to enable secure communication between electric vehicles and charging stations by realizing a cross-certification of theirs V2G Root CAs. Partnership announced with GridWiz to provide electric vehicle charging security in 2017[8] and in 2019, Joined the International Transport Forum] (ITF)'s Corporate Partnership Board.[9]


  1. U.S, Department of Transportation (January 2003). "Second Annual Report of the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership" (PDF). NHTSA.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Buyya, Narayana, Rajkumar, Satish (2018). Fog and Edge Computing: Principles and Paradigms. John Wiley & Sons. p. 392. ISBN 1119525063.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. "Introduce Korean ITS companies". ITS. June 15, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Intelligent Transportation System comprises 'K-City' with Smart Roads and Connected Cars in S.Korea". November 19, 2017.
  5. "Penta Security Wins 2019 TU-Automotive's 'Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service' Award". PR Newswire. June 17, 2019.
  6. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, MOLIT (2018). "Introduce Korean ITS companies". Business Assistance Center.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Penta Security joins CharIN E.V." CHARIN Media. September 29, 2017.
  8. "Penta Security and GridWiz go for encryption, Luxoft leverages blockchain for carshare services". November 21, 2018.
  9. "ITF CPB". OECD International Transport Forum. October 23, 2019.

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