Israel-based Argus Cyber Security has collaborated with Ericsson to offer cyber security solutions enabling automakers to secure the entire connected vehicle ecosystem, across vehicle cloud services, fleets and vehicles.

As the number of connected services that interact with vehicles continue to increase, the collaboration aims to offer an additional layer of security to the automakers to prevent cyber attacks on vehicles.

Under the collaboration, Argus Security Operation Center will be integrated with Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud platform.

The combined solution is expected to equip automakers with actionable intelligence procured from big data analysis across millions of connected vehicles and their respective cloud services to detect any possible threats and minimise the damage by immunising the fleet within hours.

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“We are helping automakers ensure the security and privacy of their customers through comprehensive cyber security solutions and services, while simultaneously maintaining consumer trust and brand identity.”

Furthermore, Argus’ multi-layered cyber security solutions installed in the vehicle will offer real-time protection against cyber attacks, including potential risks originating from the cloud.

Argus Cyber Security chief marketing officer Yoni Heilbronn said: “In order to enable an increasing number of vehicle cloud services to interact with a vehicle, the automotive industry recognises the need for a holistic cyber-security strategy, which demands multi-layered, end-to-end cyber security covering every node in the ecosystem, throughout a vehicle’s lifespan.

“Together with Ericsson, we are helping automakers ensure the security and privacy of their customers through comprehensive cyber security solutions and services, while simultaneously maintaining consumer trust and brand identity.”

Both companies also agreed to enable the automakers to securely integrate and monetise the connected vehicle ecosystem.

Ericsson Connected Vehicles head Claes Herlitz said: “We are offering an attractive proposition for automotive OEMs through the combination of Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud’s ability to securely manage a large number of connected vehicles with an in-vehicle expert like Argus and its capabilities for vehicle protection and threat detection.”