BMW’s i Ventures capital fund, based in Mountain View, California [HQ pictured], is investing in two-year-old machine intelligence company Graphcore, based in Bristol, UK, and with offices in London, Oslo, Palo Alto and Beijing. Graphcore is said to be developing a new kind of computer processor and software: its Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) is purpose-designed Read More..
South Korea-based Penta Security has added an electric vehicle charging security solution, AutoCrypt V2G, to its AutoCrypt suite for connected transportation systems. This is intended to provide safe communication throughout the EV charging infrastructure and charging payment systems. AutoCrypt V2G uses the open charge point protocol (OCPP) for communication between the electricity supply and backend Read More..
A consortium including America’s National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), Irdeto, Geotab and DG Technologies has developed a CAN Data Diode hardware device in collaboration with the University of Tulsa. Created in the university’s Student CyberTruck Experience (CyTex) program, this is said to secure a truck’s electronic logging device (ELD) against remote cyberattack. The CAN Read More..
BMW Group is to expand its co-operation and joint research work with the Chinese cybersecurity research team Tencent Keen Security Lab. It has been carrying out security tests both internally and with independent third parties, and a project with Tencent Keen explored potential vulnerabilities in the head units and T-Box components of various BMW models Read More..
Blackberry’s chief security officer discusses – in an automotiveIT interview – how the auto industry needs to beef up security.
A new study has found that companies and organizations are having a tough time finding the cybersecurity experts they need in a world increasingly exposed to digital dangers. Isaca, a global IT association, found that more than 25 pc of companies surveyed needed six months or more to fill cybersecurity positions. In Europe, almost one-third Read More..
Jeff Massimilla was named chief product cybersecurity officer of General Motors (GM) in 2014. His appointment, one of the first of its kind in the global auto industry, underscored the crucial importance of cyber safety for the coming generations of fully connected cars. Massimilla spoke to automotiveIT at the Detroit auto show in January. Excerpts: Read More..
NXP will test test Trillium’s SecureCAR cybersecurity software in its next-generation microcontroller platform, as the chipmaker steps up its efforts to buildÂ embedded technology that can withstand cyber attacks. NXP said Trillium’s software complements its own hardware and expands its position in automotive cybersecurity. For Trillium, a Japanese software company founded in 2014, the joint test Read More..
Demand for software and cloud-based services to protect connected cars will soar to 759 million dlrs in the next seven years, according to a new market forecast. IHS Markit predicts that, by 2023, a quarter of all vehicles sold will be equipped with cybersecurity cloud services. Revenue from these services will total 389 million dlrs. Read More..
A security gap identified in BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system showed clearly that more connectivity also provides more entry points for cyber crime. “Devices and services are more and more interconnected, and create vast amounts of data. But to whom do they belong and are they secure?” asked Michael George, author and former German intelligence agent. Read More..