Kaspersky Lab and AVL Software and Functions to work together on automotive cyber security

By : |June 6, 2017 0

As the digital technology is advancing, so are the cyber-threats and attacks.  A similar threat looms large over the automotive industry where an increasing number of vehicle features – such as remote diagnostics, telematics and infotainment – are using communication channels between vehicles and the cloud or other infrastructure.

In a bid to address growing risk of a vehicle being attacked, and to meet the cyber security challenges of next generation automotive system development, Kaspersky Lab and AVL Software and Functions GmbH will work together to develop advanced, embedded security technologies through a collaborative and comprehensive partnership approach.

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The agreement involves the following:

  • Joint development of a software solution, which will guarantee interference-proof secure communication between car components, the car, and its external connected infrastructure
  • Building a bridge between embedded automotive development and best cybersecurity practices and technologies
  • Bundling security products with engineered car components, and the promotion of comprehensive security solutions for the car manufacturing industry
  • Building a training and coaching portfolio for automotive security
  • Consequent extension of business, via a seamless and comprehensive portfolio, to provide security and safety for the connected and autonomous cars of the future

One of the key objectives is to create a reliable and flexible software platform that will allow car manufacturers to develop and implement a Secure Communication Unit (SCU or Car Gateway) into their cars, using hardware and additional software components that align with their manufacturing plans.

“Kaspersky Lab automotive security experts have been monitoring connected car vulnerabilities and their rapidly increasing cyber security attack surface for many years,” said Alex Moiseev, chief sales officer, Kaspersky Lab. “They believe that the only way to secure the entire connected car ecosystem is through close collaboration between cybersecurity experts and our counterparts in the automotive industry. Our partnership with AVL Software and Functions GmbH marks an important milestone for our journey – starting with in-vehicle security and extending to Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications,” he added.

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