DETROIT, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TowerSec was named the Hottest Startup in 2015 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) for its work on automotive cyber security. Its ECUSHIELD onboard software will stop vehicle cyber threats now and in the future.
The award was made during the Ignition 2015 conference, which was hosted by Crain's Detroit Business and NAIAS. It showcased cutting-edge technology in the automotive sector and featured entrepreneurs working to make their mark on the auto industry.
TowerSec was one of five companies presenting breakthrough technologies. It was chosen as the Hottest Startup in 2015 by conference attendees, which included investors, engineers, government officials, business leaders and other interested parties.
Being awarded the "Hottest Auto-tech Startup for 2015", further establishes TowerSec as a leading global solution provider preventing threats modern vehicles face today.
"Vehicles today have more connectivity than personal computers," said Bruce Coventry, chairman of TowerSec, which has headquarters in Ann Arbor and Tel Aviv, Israel. "That opens the door to hackers and cyber attacks that compromise automotive safety and security and put lives and personal data at risk. Hackers can obtain private data, cause accidents, kidnap passengers and turn driverless cars into lethal weapons ... and they can do it remotely."
This poses a serious threat that automakers must overcome to ensure the safety and security of their customers while keeping vehicles connected. The threat will be even greater when self-driving or autonomous cars become available.
TowerSec spent years studying industry concerns and responded with the best, lowest cost, most effective, and immediately available solution possible ... ECUSHIELD. The cost of the onboard software is less than $10 per vehicle. It requires a single installation, needs no redesign and can be easily updated.
"For the cost of movie ticket, ECUSHIELD can detect cyber threats and prevent attacks in real-time," Coventry said. "Our goal is to provide the software today that will stop cyber threats now and in the future. That software is ECUSHIELD."
ECUSHIELD provides continuous updates and identifies new threats to the vehicle. It consistently prevents malicious communication intrusions from reaching mission critical systems inside the vehicle that could put lives and personal data at risk. It is flexible and can be easily and cost effectively installed in new and used vehicles, including fleets.
TowerSec was founded by a team of highly trained Israeli cyber security experts with a vast knowledge of the global automotive industry.
TowerSec, a global automotive cyber security supplier, delivers on-board cyber security technology to OEMs, suppliers and the aftermarket that will stop cyber threats now and in the future. Founded in 2012 by an Israeli team backed with decades of automotive manufacturing experience and highly trained Israeli cyber security experience, TowerSec combines auto industry knowledge with Israeli cyber security to deliver its on-board solutions. With offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Munich, Germany, and an R&D center in Tel-Aviv, Israel, TowerSec maintains a close relationship with its clients and partners. For more information please visit www.tower-sec.com
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