TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybellum today announces the launch of the very first automotive Cyber Digital Twins platform to combat the rising cyber risk to connected vehicles. The state of the art risk assessment platform allows manufacturers to map and trace hundreds of thousands of potential cyber vulnerabilities in the software that runs a vehicle, and present the software 'fix', to maintain security throughout its lifecycle.
This latest development in the automotive security industry comes alongside a sharp rise in the potential threat landscape associated with connected vehicles. Indeed, industry predictions suggest that over 620 million connected cars will be on the roads within three years, each collecting as much as 25GB of personal data every hour.
As such, the introduction of Cybellum's best-in-class risk assessment platform comes at a time when the wider industry is tightening regulations for manufacturers to ensure the ongoing safety and security of vehicles. In the coming months, new stringent standards, designed to drive cyber responsibility throughout the automotive supply chain, are being introduced to address growing concerns about vehicle protection. Until now, automotive manufacturers have had very limited visibility into the software that operates within their vehicles. Now, Cybellum's Cyber Digital Twins platform enables them to 'look under the hood', pin-point cyber vulnerabilities, and mitigate the risk across every step of the supply chain. This is a revolution in automotive cybersecurity, that helps car manufacturing companies remain compliant and secured, at scale.
The unique platform maps each component of a vehicle that could potentially be at risk and creates an identical digital replica of the make-up and structure of its software. This includes a full list of open source, proprietary and commercial software, operating systems and any encryptions that might have been used by suppliers. This identical digital replica remains in the service of the manufacturing company, long after a vehicle has left the factory floor, allowing for ongoing monitoring and risk mitigation throughout a vehicle's lifecycle.
Slava Bronfman, CEO & Co-founder of Cybellum, said:
"When people think of potential cybersecurity risks, they think of their personal devices - like phones, laptops or gaming devices. Today's car needs to be thought of as an even more vulnerable and potentially more dangerous extension of these devices.
"The modern car runs on thousands of software lines of code, is connected to the internet and eventually stores a huge amount of personal data. As such, it is imperative that manufacturers and cyber experts now work together to make sure no software vulnerability goes unnoticed before a product makes it to the market.
"The manufacturing process involves a complex chain of suppliers right down to the smallest components that allow the vehicles we drive to function. This means looking for the source of a cybersecurity risk often feels like searching for a needle in a haystack. With the launch of our Cyber Digital Twins platform manufacturers can now gain control over their risk assessment and mitigation, from design to production and beyond.
"This is a new era for car manufacturers and Cybellum is happy to partner with some of the biggest brands to ensure their cars are secured and ready to hit the road."
Cybellum empowers automotive OEMs and suppliers to identify and remediate security risks at scale, throughout the entire vehicle life cycle. Our agentless solution scans embedded software components without needing access to their source code, exposing all cyber vulnerabilities. Manufacturers can then take immediate actions to eliminate any cyber risk in the development and production process, before any harm is done, while continuously monitoring for emerging threats impacting vehicles on the road. Read more at www.cybellum.com
*IHS Markit - Automotive Cybersecurity Market Takeoff Report - April 2020
Notes To Editors
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