Argus Cyber Security, an independent automotive cyber security company, announced further expansion of its In-Vehicle Network Protection suite which incorporates new electronic control unit (ECU) Fingerprinting technology which makes it much harder for hackers to perform successful cyber-attacks on vehicles.
“For the first time,” the company said in its announcement, “it is now possible to identify and trace to their source messages that were maliciously initiated by an unauthorized or wrong ECU. Tests have shown this technology to be highly accurate at identifying malicious messages with zero false positives.”
“This exceptional ability, which examines the physical attributes of an ECU is currently unparalleled in the automotive industry and is further testament to how Argus, through its award-winning cyber research team, is enabling secure connectivity in automobiles,” the firm stated, stressing that, “ECU Fingerprinting pinpoints a malicious message and the ECU that triggered it. This vital information was to date unattainable due to the nature of the communication protocol in the in-vehicle network.”
"We are very excited about collaborating with our OEM and Tier 1 customers as well as with our partners to bring this revolutionary technology to market," explained Argus Co-Founder and CTO Yaron Galula. "Combined with our existing solutions, this latest technology will further improve detection accuracy, radically reduce false positive rates, and shorten the time and effort during deployment. Its implementation will substantially increase the difficulty for hackers to wage a successful cyber-attack. All of these benefits make it cost-effective when compared with other tools that protect against messages coming from an unauthorized ECU such as secure on-board communications, which is based on message authentication. This all adds up to incredible gains for our customers and motorists alike."
Moving forward, Argus said its “technology will form an integral component of [the firm’s] In-Vehicle Network Protection suite, adding a unique and complementary detection method to our proven technologies. With this latest addition to Argus’ multi-layered solution portfolio, Argus customers will benefit from the highest possible level of automotive cybersecurity.”
"I am thrilled that Argus has once again proven its leadership in automotive cyber security," said Argus Co-Founder and CEO Ofer Ben-Noon. "We are committed to further investing in research to provide the industry with ever increasing levels of security. At Argus, we are constantly pushing the boundaries to provide cutting-edge solutions that stay ahead of the dynamic threat landscape. When it comes to something as vital as cybersecurity, there is no other way."