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Upstream Security, pioneer of the cloud-based cybersecurity platform announced closing of $9 million in Series A funding

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Upstream Security, pioneer of the cloud-based cybersecurity platform for connected cars and autonomous vehicles, has announced the closing of $9 million in Series A funding, led by CRV (Charles River Ventures). The round included expanded investments from Israeli-based Glilot Capital Partners and Maniv Mobility following a $2 million seed funding …

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SafeCAN protects automotive networks from hacking by authenticating in-vehicle communications with zero network overhead

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Karamba Security has announced its new security software SafeCAN that seamlessly protects automotive networks from hacking by authenticating in-vehicle communications with zero network overhead. To protect vehicles against malicious messages sent by unauthorized Electronic Control Units (ECUs) or via third-party dongles authentication of in-car communications is necessary. Such prevention is essential in …

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BlackBerry lays down framework to secure connected and autonomous vehicles

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BlackBerry has laid out a recommended framework to harden connected and autonomous vehicles against cyberattacks. BlackBerry’s recommendation leverages the company’s proven expertise in security and accounts for industry trends in connectivity and automated driving. The key points, outlined in the whitepaper titled “Cybersecurity for Automobiles: BlackBerry’s 7-Pillar Recommendation,” are summarized …

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Kaspersky Lab security experts list threats facing the automotive sector over the coming 12 months

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Kaspersky Lab security experts have listed following threats facing the automotive sector over the coming 12 months: Vulnerabilities introduced through lack of manufacturer attention or expertise, combined with competitive pressures. The range of connected mobility services being launched will continue to rise, as will the number of suppliers developing and …

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WISeKey signs new agreements in China and the US to secure cars, video cameras and routers

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WISeKey a leading cybersecurity and IoT company is accelerating its semiconductors IoT sales through the signing of new agreements for smart cities and smart cars in China and a major contract to secure hardware such as cameras and routers in the United States. Recent agreements include partnerships with global organizations …

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International Cyber Security Smart Mobility Analysis and Research Test (SMART) Range launched by Harman and other companies in Israel

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Harman International in cooperation with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, CYMOTIVE Technologies, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories and JVP, announced the launch of the International Cyber Security Smart Mobility Analysis and Research Test (SMART) Range in Israel. The Range will feature the unique ability to combine the highest-level practical knowledge possessed …

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Ford and Zotye Automobile to invest $756 million to set up a joint venture on electric vehicles in China

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Ford Motor and China’s Anhui Zotye Automobile will invest a combined $756 million to set up a 50-50 joint venture in China to build electric passenger vehicles. Zotye Ford also plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Zhejiang Province. The new JV is aimed at expanding Ford’s footprint in …

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BlackBerry in advanced talks with Jaguar Land Rover on software for autonomous cars

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BlackBerry is in advanced talks with Tata Motors’s Jaguar Land Rover unit to provide the automaker with the software portfolio for building autonomous cars, according to some media reports. If the deal between the two companies is signed JLR would get the access to the Blackberry’s QNX software suite, that …

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FASTR releases automotive industry guidelines for secure Over-the-Air updates

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FASTR– a nonprofit research consortium dedicated to automotive cybersecurity– has released Automotive Industry Guidelines for Secure Over-the-Air Updates to provide evaluators with comprehensive, objective guidelines by which to analyze automotive software over-the-air (SOTA) update systems. The guidelines are intended to assist automotive manufacturers and others involved in evaluating platforms for …

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