Future of Cyber Security with Connected Car Security


The way typical IT organization protects their critical assets with various security technology solutions such as two factor authentication, anti-virus protection, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, DDoS protections and many other technologies. The time has come now to shift the attention to other connected devices that are no more avoidable in everyone’s life

Over the past few years, relevant government agencies have also produced reports and guidelines such as the Cyber Security and Resilience of Smart Cars by ENISA and the Federal Guidance for improving Motor Vehicle CybersecurityNHTSA and Vehicle Cybersecurity and Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0 by the US NHTSA. [also read – connected car and security considerations]

In this article, I’d like to focus your attention only on 3 companies that provides solutions around ‘connected car security’

Argus, the global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.

Argus Connectivity Platform is a flexible suite that prevents malware installation, detects OS anomalies, isolates suspicious applications, prevents attack propagation to other connected modules and the in-vehicle network, and secures the two way communication channel wit the outside world

Argus In-Vehicle network protection examines entire network communication and stops attacks advancing in the network. supporting a wide array of network protocols – CAN and CAN-FD, FLEXRAY, Ethernet (with SOME/IP, DoIP, etc) and more

Trillium is an Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity venture focused on protecting mission critical automotive and IoT networks from malicious cyber attack including intrusive manipulation and passive monitoring or eavesdropping

The SECURE CAR, SECURE IXS, and SECURE OTA products from Trillium provide various features and capabilities such as Authentication, Encryption & Key management, AI/ML driven smart firewall, device updates and secure boot for application/software updates

Karamba Security offers ECU endpoint security to protect the connected car. The company hardens the connected Electronic Control Units (ECUs) within automobiles to protect them from cyber attacks and ensure the car’s safe, ongoing operations.

Karamba Carwall generates policies based on factory settings, which are seamlessly embedded into the ECUs’ firmware to prevent any exploit attempts. Karamba SafeCAN authenticates and hardens in-car network communications, automatically establishing trusted communication between ECUs. [Also read – Increasing cyber risk challenging traditional employment models]

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