Securethings: Protecting Connected Vehicle Ecosystem With Multi-Layer Cyber Security Solutions

CIO Vendor For the past few years, the automotive industry has been working in tandem with latest technological advancements to meet the customer demands and enhance the customer experience by delivering more connected, secure and comfortable vehicles. The latest connected and autonomous cars are no less than the highly advanced computers that can communicate with each other and also with the external world. The electronic components in the modern day connected vehicles which control everything from safety systems, telemetric systems and infotainment systems to fuel management systems have led to serious cyber security threats making vehicles prone to cyber attacks. The more a vehicle is connected and autonomous, the more it is vulnerable to security attacks, so every level of connectivity and comfort in the vehicles adds potential security threats, thereby keeping the passenger safety at stake.

Clearly understanding the security concerns of the automotive industry, SecureThings, a USA based automotive cyber security company provides a comprehensive suite of solutions that offers a multi-layer defence-in-depth cyber security for connected vehicles to protect them from attacks. In India, SecureThings has a large R&D center in Pune. The company also offers security assessment and consulting services to help automotive companies counter cyber threats both remote and in-vehicle. “In a connected vehicle, attacks can happen from inside of the vehicle and also from external environment like hijacking, GPS jamming etc. Our experts with decades of experience in automotive and cyber security does comprehensive study of the vehicle and analyze all possible cyber threats and assess how they can affect the vehicle system, accordingly provide recommendations and design best suitable solutions to mitigate the risk factor. Our solution sits inside the vehicle and monitors the entire system to detect anomalies, protects from various remote attacks and secures entire in-vehicle network,” informs Vishal Bajpai, Founder and CEO.

In-vehicle Network Protection
SecureThings provides multilayer security for the vehicle and protects
every system of the vehicle ranging from the telematics unit, infotainment unit to in-vehicle network system. The solution provided by the company protects the vehicle from all external interfaces, both remote as well as physical, and prevents the malicious code from entering the vehicle. By leveraging machine learning technology, it performs stringent intelligent checks to prevent attackers from installing malware inside the vehicle and detects unauthorized changes in the system to maintaining the integrity of the firmware as well as protects vehicle from remote attacks. The solution protects the entire in-vehicle network by preventing unwanted and un-authorised traffic flow into the vehicle.

Our deep understanding of the entire vehicle eco-system including the supply chain helps us arrive at the potential issues of the vehicle security and identify different attacks possible

Cloud-based Analytics Platform
SecureThings provides cloud based Analytics Platform that collects data from vehicles, monitors the fleet behaviour and analyzes attack trends to alert and provide recommendations to secure the vehicle ecosystem. It facilitates informed decision making for OEMs and suppliers by providing clear insights and helps them avoid costly vehicle re-calls. It can also be deployed in Security Operations Center to monitor the vehicles in remote locations.

"Our solution sits inside the vehicle and monitors the entire system to detect anomalies and secures entire in-vehicle network"

“Our deep understanding of the entire vehicle ecosystem including the supply chain helps us arrive at the potential issues of the vehicle security and identify different attacks possible. We believe that security is a process that starts at the designing phase of the architecture. So, we engage with our client right from the designing and help them design the secure architecture with best coding practices,” concludes Vishal Bajpai.