Cybellum, a leader in automotive cybersecurity risk assessment solutions announced a strategic partnership with The Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv, an alliance of leading automakers including Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi on Thursday.
The two will cooperate to build innovative cybersecurity technologies to be implemented in the automotive market.
The Alliance is currently working on four major areas of innovation in order to develop the “mobility of the future”: electrification, connected vehicles and services, autonomous driving, and new mobility services. As part of this effort, one of the main focuses of the Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv is cybersecurity.
"At the Lab, we are looking into fresh, novel approaches to the most fundamental problems in our industry, among which cybersecurity," Etienne Barbier, director at the Innovation Lab said. "Managing software security is no longer an optional activity for car manufacturers but a mandatory transformation to a future with fully automated, self-assessed, self-healing software. The Cybellum team built the technology foundation necessary to make this future a reality."
According to a Cybellum press release, today most of the risk assessment in the automotive industry is conducted manually or using tools on a single component level. This methodology can't scale and only provides partial information. An entire vehicle is a very complex system composed of over a hundred connected components, with a complex interconnection.
As such, the new strategic cooperation will focus on vehicle-level risk assessment, taking into account the architecture of the vehicle model and the automated assessment of a vehicle's complex mesh of software and hardware.
"Our collaboration with Cybellum will bring to the market the first solution that can calculate the risk of a vulnerability in the full vehicle context, help the Alliance brands to manage the risk accurately, save time and be competitively prepared for upcoming regulations," said Eldad Raziel, cyber security leader at the Alliance Innovation Lab.
Using upcoming developments from the new cooperation, Alliance companies will aim to use the Cybellum solution suite to gain full, ongoing visibility to their cybersecurity exposure at the vehicle level and get the necessary guidance on risk remediation.
"We are happy to collaborate with the Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv. Their expertise of current and future vehicle architectures together with the importance of security as a significant part of it creates a shared vision of how automotive software lifecycle should evolve to meet the new market realities. This will help us drive our business forward, and with it, improve the safety of car drivers worldwide," said Slava Bronfman, Cybellum CEO.