about About PASTA

PASTA is a portable and expandable automotive security test bed developed by TOYOTA.

It is an open platform to provide an actual in-vehicle network using white-box ECUs/CGWs.

PASTA is designed to allow security researchers and engineers to easily analyze CAN bus networks.

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PASTA Background

Cybersecurity threats for vehicles are emerging.

As the number of threats against vehicles are increased, research and development of vehicle security plays a more important role.

Now every vehicle engineers would need to understand cybersecurity threats and their countermeasures for robust car manufacturing.

Attacks against ECU boards
Attacks against CAN bus
Attacks against cars

We desgined PASTA to be a standard and open platform for vehicle cybersecurity research and development.

  • Unfortunately specfications of actual cars are prorietary and closed.
  • The third parties cannot validate vehicle security without such specifications. Thus PASTA’s open platform design would contribute to boosting vehicle security research and development.

FEATURES 4 features

PASTA has four features to enable practical resarch, development, and evaluation of vehicle cybersecurity technologies.

PASTA is a portable and expandable automotive security test bed developed by TOYOTA.

It is an open platform to provide an actual in-vehicle network by using white-box ECUs/CGWs.

PASTA is designed to allow security researchers and engineers to easily analyze CAN bus networks.

open

The ECU specification of PASTA is open-source, and anyone can download and check the specifications.

safe

PASTA enables us to test and verify ECU and CAN bus behaviors without actual vehicles. Malfunctioned ECU/CAN do no harm with PASTA.

portable

PASTA is easy to carry around. It is compact (Max 97.5cm in Length and Width) and light (8kg).

*The above pictures are the modified general products so that it can be linked with PASTA.

adaptable

Users can rewrite the firmware of ECUs, re-design the architecture, and connect various devices supporting the CAN protocol.

Connection by radio control, steering wheel and accelerator shown in the image can be seen in detail by watching the demo video. DEMO

CONFIGURATION CONFIG. Default configuration

EXAMPLE Use Cases

Researchers

Security researchers can demonstrate and evalute their solutions for vehicle security with PASTA.
In addition, PASTA allows them to validate the other research teams’ security solutions and reproduce their results. It is expected to enhance security solutions and technologies sharing knowledges through PASTA.

Developers

Engineers who design in-vehicle network devices such as the ECUs and CGWs can perform security evaluations in an environment close to the actual vehicle by using PASTA.
As a result, it is possible to efficiently verify device behaviors in early development stages, which can reduce development costs.

Educator

By using PASTA, users can easily and quickly set up an environment for vehicle functions and cybersecurity education.
It enables us to do security education in a practical and safe environment.

DETAILS Packaging items

Main Body

We can offer 6 transaction currency below; JPY, USD, EUR, AUD, NZD, and RMB.
Please check the product page for more detailed information regarding each transaction currency.
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Accessories

  • Power cable
    • AC adapter
    • AC adapter cable

    *Available to select one from the following 6 cords
    (Japan: JP, North America: US, Europe: EU, Britain: UK, Australia: AU, China: CN)

  • CAN conversion board
    • USB-CAN conversion board
      + J/C cable
      (Accessories are SLCAN compliant)

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    * The J/C connector will be delivered with the cable connected

  • OBD Ⅱ-Dsub conversion cable
    • Conversion cable
  • For ECU/CGW
    • USB serial conversion cable
    • Download cable
    • Monitor cable
    • Name label

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  • For the J/C box
    • J/C box connector (single item)
    • J/C 4 branch connector
    • CAN cable (loose)

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    • Cable
    • Branch connector (single item)

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  • Development environment
    • CD
    • User’s manual
    • ECU/CGW firmware project file
    • Development environment + related materials

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    *The above accessories are of standard specification.
    *Specifications of the main unit and accessories, types and quantities of accessories are subject to change without notice.

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Please click here to purchase accessories separately

CONTENTS List of Contents

DEMO Demo Video

Click here to see basic PASTA operation details

Click here to see the connection between PASTA
and a miniature vehicle (RC model)

Click here to see an attack demo against PASTA
(Using drive simulator, steering wheel and accelerator)

Developer

TOYOTA