Argus Breakthrough Technology for Automotive Cyber Security

Argus Cyber Security, the world’s largest independent automotive cyber security company, today announced further expansion of its In-Vehicle Network Protection suite with its new groundbreaking ECU Fingerprinting technology.

This technology makes it much harder for hackers to perform successful cyber-attacks on vehicles.

For the first time, it is now possible to identify and trace to their source messages that were maliciously initiated by an unauthorized or wrong electronic control unit (ECU).

Tests have shown this technology to be highly accurate at identifying malicious messages with zero false positives.

This exceptional ability, which examines the physical attributes of an ECU is currently unparalleled in the automotive industry and is further testament to how Argus, through its award-winning cyber research team, is enabling secure connectivity in automobiles.

ECU Fingerprinting pinpoints a malicious message and the ECU that triggered it.

This vital information was to date unattainable due to the nature of the communication protocol in the in-vehicle network.

“We are very excited about collaborating with our OEM and Tier 1 customers as well as with our partners to bring this revolutionary technology to market,” explained Yaron Galula, Co-Founder and CTO of Argus.

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Argus Cybersecurity founders from right to left: Zohar Zisapel, Chairman; Oron Lavi, VP R&D; Ofer Ben Noon, CEO; Yaron Galula, CTO

“Combined with our existing solutions, this latest technology will further improve detection accuracy, radically reduce false positive rates, and shorten the time and effort during deployment.’

‘Its implementation will substantially increase the difficulty for hackers to wage a successful cyber-attack. All of these benefits make it cost-effective when compared with other tools that protect against messages coming from an unauthorized ECU such as secure on-board communications, which is based on message authentication. This all adds up to incredible gains for our customers and motorists alike.”

Moving forward, this technology will form an integral component of Argus’ In-Vehicle Network Protection suite, adding a unique and complementary detection method to our proven technologies.

With this latest addition to Argus’ multi-layered solution portfolio, Argus customers will benefit from the highest possible level of automotive cyber security.

Ofer Ben-Noon, Argus CEO and co-founder
Ofer Ben-Noon, Argus CEO and co-founder

“I am thrilled that Argus has once again proven its leadership in automotive cyber security,” said Ofer Ben-Noon, Co-Founder and CEO of Argus.

“We are committed to further investing in research to provide the industry with ever increasing levels of security.”

“At Argus, we are constantly pushing the boundaries to provide cutting-edge solutions that stay ahead of the dynamic threat landscape. When it comes to something as vital as cyber security, there is no other way.”

Argus is the world’s largest, independent automotive cyber security company. Argus’ comprehensive and proven solution suites protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks.

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With 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.

Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo.