T-Systems announces partnership with Israeli automotive cyber security specialist

T-Systems announces partnership with Israeli automotive cyber security specialist

BONN, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems teams up with Argus Cyber Security, an independent subsidiary of Continental, for car cyber defense. The partnership was announced at the Hanover Industrial Trade Fair. T-Systems announced in mid-March about its plans for a Security Operations Center specializing in vehicles (Automotive SOC). T-Systems brings Argus as an important partner on board.

Argus Cyber Security is an Israeli automotive cyber security specialist. Argus has a highly developed Information and Event Management System (SIEM) for cars as well as in-vehicle solutions which car manufacturers (OEMs) and fleet operators use to identify connected vehicles anomalies.

“We are currently seeing a new peak of 32 million daily attacks on our systems. Attackers don’t stop in front of our cars either. The connected vehicle needs a digital bodyguard and real-time cyber defense” comments T-Systems CEO Adel Al-Saleh.

Robust solution for protecting vehicles

Werner Koestler, Head of Strategy, Interior Division, Continental comments: “We are delighted that Argus and T-Systems are working together to develop a comprehensive and robust solution for cyber security in the automotive sector – from the vehicle to the cloud and beyond. We are bringing together the largest IT service provider in the automotive industry in Germany with Argus. The joint solution will strengthen cyber security in cars. This will enable OEMs and fleet operators to realize their vision of safe and secure mobility.”

Yoni Heilbronn, Chief Marketing Officer of Argus Cyber Security comments: “Argus’ focus has always been on averting attacks on the automotive industry and anticipating future threats. Together with T-Systems, we will offer customers an advanced and robust Automotive Security Operation Center. To do this we link, fuse and analyze multiple data sources. This enables automakers to respond immediately to threats. In addition, the Automotive SOC helps the industry to act with foresight – even in ever-changing threat situations which are inherent to cyber security.”

About Argus:

Argus was founded in 2013, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo. A global leader in automotive cyber security, Argus provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. The company has decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry. Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.

About Continental:

Continental was founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. The company develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. In 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of € 44.4 billion and currently employs around 244,000 people in 60 countries and markets.

Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs around 48,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.7 billion in 2018.

SOURCE: Deutsche Telekom AG

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