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Panasonic and Trend Micro developing cybersecurity solution for connected cars

Panasonic Corporation and Trend Micro Inc. have announced a partnership to jointly develop a cybersecurity solution to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars.


February 16, 2018
By Canadian Security

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The partnership aims to achieve high security of autonomous and connected cars by developing a solution to detect and prevent intrusions into Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that control driving behaviour such as acceleration, steering and braking, as well as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices including automotive navigation systems and telematics devices.

The agreement will leverage Panasonic’s Control Area Network (CAN) intrusion detection and prevention technology and Trend Micro’s IoT Security.

Panasonic’s technology will be able to detect any unauthorized commands sent to ECUs that control driving operation, while Trend Micro IoT Security, which utilizes Trend Micro’s global security intelligence and expertise such as malware analysis, will be implemented on IVI devices to detect attacks that seek to exploit vulnerabilities through the internet.

Through this partnership, events identified by both technologies will be collected and sent to an analysis platform in the cloud to detect and block suspicious traffic.

The overall development will enable the provision of a solution including in-vehicle and cloud systems to prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars, the companies say.

Panasonic and Trend Micro will be working jointly on the development and aim to launch commercially after 2020.