TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Asaf Atzmon, TowerSec's newly appointed vice president of business development, will discuss automotive cyber threats and their implication to the critical infrastructure at the ITS Israel 2015 conference, November 26.
There is a growing sense of urgency to find a solution to automotive cyber security threats. Recent demonstrated attacks have shown compromising a vehicle is a real and present danger as the vehicle's ecosystem becomes more and more connected and the opportunity for hackers dramatically increases.
Atzmon, who recently joined TowerSec from Cisco Systems, will discuss the critical infrastructure (CI) with focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems and will talk about hacks and research findings to these systems published in recent years. He will further discuss the importance of data and the notion of data ownership as it relates to security.
"The solution to all these issues is developing a comprehensive protection approach against wired and wireless attacks," he said. "TowerSec is recognized as a leader in cyber security. Our ECUSHIELD and TCUSHIELD software stops vehicle cyber threats now and in the future. It is the only tested and proven onboard pure software security solution available and can be immediately integrated into vehicles."
Other speakers at the event include Yisrael Katz, Israel's minister of transportation and minister of intelligence and atomic energy, and Dr. Shay Sofer, the Ministry of Transportation's chief scientist.
Atzmon joined TowerSec in November from Cisco Systems where he served as director of business development for automotive security. In that role he was responsible for business and commercial activity as well as product strategy for that company's security portfolio for the automotive industry.
Prior to Cisco, Asaf was the co-founder and CTO of Serendip, a social music web service. He also has held various senior executive roles in consumer-web, telecommunication and digital TV companies, including positions in BigBand Network, Playcast Media Systems, NDS and Orca Interactive.
Atzmon holds a bachelor of science in computer science and a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Tel-Aviv University, where he graduated cum laude.
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, TowerSec combines auto industry knowledge with Israeli cyber security to deliver its on-board solutions. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, TowerSec also has an office in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, and Berlin, 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.