Joint effort helps ensure the cyber security of Infotainment and Telematics units
Las Vegas, Nevada- January 8, 2018 - Argus Cyber Security, a global leader in automotive cyber security, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today a joint effort to ensure the cyber security of connected automotive technologies. As telematics and infotainment units become increasingly complex to support high-value connected services, they become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Securing these units against such attacks requires sophisticated, multi-layered security, and ongoing monitoring throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.
Together, the companies have integrated Argus Connectivity Protection with ST's Telemaco3P automotive microprocessor to detect and block attacks on vehicle telematics units in real-time and prevent them from proliferating to the in-vehicle network. In addition, the joint solution with Argus Lifespan Protection provides automakers with: situational awareness of the cyber health of their fleets on the road, insights into emerging threats through big data analytics, and the ability to mitigate new threats through security updates over-the-air and enhance the secure deployment of remote services (applications, SW updates). The integrated offering provides a critical piece in a multi-layered approach to cyber defense, helping automakers secure vehicles and ensuring the safety of drivers and the public.
"Telematics applications make cars potentially vulnerable to cyber-attacks," said Yoni Heilbronn, Chief Marketing Officer of Argus Cyber Security. "Consumer safety, along with impending government regulations and heightened demand for secure vehicle connectivity, make it more crucial than ever to protect vulnerable entry points into the vehicle. Our multi-layered approach, based on the technology of 39 granted and pending patents, does just that. Together with ST, we are helping to ensure that drivers enjoy the high-value services and rich connected driving experience made possible by the Telemaco3P processor while remaining safe and protected against cyber threats."
"The Telemaco3P secure microprocessor is at the center of ST's commitment to Safer, Greener, and More Connected vehicles with its state-of-the-art power-efficient design, fast connectivity interfaces, domain isolation, and embedded Hardware Security Module," said Antonio Radaelli, Director Infotainment, Automotive Digital Division, STMicroelectronics. "With multiple layers of software security added by Argus on top of the cryptographic and key-generation accelerators designed into the Telemaco3P, this integration of hardware and software features delivers safety to passengers and data privacy of connected cars."
The Telemaco3P solution with Argus Connectivity and Lifespan Protection and its cross-platform operating system capabilities (compatible with Linux, QNX, Android and more) will be on display during CES® 2018 in a private suite hosted by STMicroelectronics, January 9-12. To view the live demo, please contact your ST sales representative or contact Argus at CES2018@argus-sec.com.
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About Argus Cyber Security
Argus, a global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. With decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry, Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, fleet operators and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo.
Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.
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Source: STMicroelectronics N.V.