Welcome to Kasper & Oswald

The engineering company Kasper & Oswald GmbH provides comprehensive consulting services and product development in the field of embedded security and IT applications. Our business activities comprise the analysis, design, and realization of corresponding security solutions. In training courses and lectures we illustrate the relevant security issues of hardware and software implementations and familiarize you and your employees with the state-of-the-art of solving these problems.

Since May 2018, KAOS improves automotive security for the next generation of cars in the project SATiSFy (Early Validation of Safety and Security Requirements in Autonomous Vehicles). Security functions are highly safety-critical for self-driving cars. Together with Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH Bremen, Robert Bosch GmbH, Volkswagen AG and more partners, KAOS aims to establish both safety and security for self-driving cars. The validation of security functions happens early during the development process with “virtual prototypes“. KAOS implements and analyzes security functions on the CAN bus, with Bluetooth-enabled connectivity. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports the project until April 2021 in the scope of their “IT Security and Autonomous Driving” call.

KAOS helps securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in the scope of the project Cost Efficient Smart System Software Synthesis COMPACT: Together with Infineon Technologies AG, Robert Bosch GmbH and other (European) partners, the project aims to model and implement secure IoT nodes, i.e., generate respective software with a small memory footprint and low energy consumption. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has been supporting COMPACT since September 2017, until August 2020.

Together with the Chair for Embedded Security of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Bundespolizeipräsidium and GSG9, in the project DEFUSE (started in May 2017) KAOS investigates security issues of various wireless systems. The results shall support the action forces to fight terrorist-motivated assassination attempts. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the program “Research for Civilian Safety” until April 2020.

On March 13, 2017 the president of the parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia visited the KAOS headquarters. More Details here.

We proudly congratulate our team member Endres Puschner on winning the first prize award of CAST IT-Security 2016 with his Bachelor’s thesis Practical Man-In-The-Middle Attacks on Passive Car Entry Systems, which was supervised by Kasper&Oswald GmbH: https://www.cast-forum.de/presse/cast.html
In his thesis, Mr. Puschner realized a cost-efficient demonstrator for relay (Man-In-The-Middle) attacks and successfully opened and started modern cars of different well-known manufacturers. Amazing work Endres, Thanks a ton!

The ChameleonMini was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Meanwhile, the devices are on stock in various colours in our webshop. More information regarding the Chameleon can be found on our ChameleonMini project page.

Our recent publication about the security of automotive remote keyless entry systems as presented August, 12 2016 at the Usenix Security Symposium in Texas, USA has received a broad attention in the international media. Further details on these results can be found on our page about Security of Automotive Remote Keyless Entry Systems.

Have a look at our services and our work and research on the security of embedded systems.

You have a question on embedded security or need help with developing your system? Contact us today or write a mail to: info@kasper-oswald.de.

Current events

The Kasper & Oswald team regularly speaks at international conferences and organizes workshops for partners and customers. Below, you find a list of upcoming events. Click on “show all events” to also see events that already have taken place.

15. October 2019

ERSTE Symposium Sicherheit 2019

Vienna, Austria

Bunt wie ein Chamäleon - Angriffsmöglichkeiten im Bereich von Funk, RFID und Zutrittskontrollsystemen

Timo Kasper