Trend Micro, Luxoft Partner on Cybersecurity for Connected Cars

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The IDPS solution will be specifically designed for cars and will be enhanced with machine learning techniques in order to detect anomalies

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Luxoft Holding, to jointly deploy cybersecurity solutions for connected cars.

As per the partnership, the two companies will together work to introduce and deploy Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), a comprehensive solution for cybersecurity specifically designed to detect, mitigate and respond to the cyber-attacks on connected cars.

Commenting on the partnership, Akihiko Omikawa, Executive Vice President – IoT Security, Trend Micro, said, “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Luxoft to tackle the growing challenge of securing connected cars. Connected devices of all kinds must be secured from the beginning, and this solution will allow car makers to build in the necessary mitigations to block cyber threats.”

“By combining Luxoft’s automotive capabilities and expertise with Trend Micro’s leading expertise in cyber security, we will be able to tackle the new challenges brought by the digitalisation of in-car systems,” Omikawa added.

Comprehensive cyber security solution

Alwin Bakkenes, Executive Vice President – Automotive, Luxoft, said, “The automotive industry is undergoing a massive technological transformation in connectivity and connected mobility. As a result, the risk of a cyberattack on a vehicle that’s connected to a cloud or mobility services platform is a major concern.”

“Our partnership with Trend Micro will provide a comprehensive cyber security solution for connected cars and mobility use cases, keeping vehicles safe and protected, while enabling for trusted and secured mobility in the connected car,” said Bakkenes.

The IDPS solution will be specifically designed for cars and will be enhanced with machine learning (ML) techniques in order to detect anomalies in behaviour, communication and the condition of components. The ML will be fed by data gathered from cutting-edge detection mechanisms from the in-car technology.

The solution will also give insights to car manufacturers from Trend Micro’s global threat intelligence, with information on vulnerabilities, threats and remediation from its huge global data set.

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