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C2A Security adds security control to Vector's AUTOSAR basic software

C2A Security, a specialist in automotive cybersecurity, has announced it has successfully integrated its endpoint cybersecurity protection technology with Vector’s AUTOSAR Classic basic software.

The integration, the first of its kind, will enable AUTOSAR developers to add an additional security control to automotive ECU projects without impacting time to market or harming safety compliance, and with negligible runtime performance impact.

C2A Security’s endpoint solution safeguards the ECU by offering comprehensive runtime protection while complying with safety and security standards. It is able to detect malicious activity in real time and prevent attackers from leveraging potential vulnerabilities at the ECU level.

“Tier 1s and OEMs are increasingly applying cybersecurity controls in AUTOSAR embedded software projects,” said Nathaniel Meron, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at C2A Security. “The integration of our endpoint security into Vector’s basic software, the market leader when it comes to AUTOSAR basic software and tools, gives AUTOSAR developers several advantages - they are now able to seamlessly add C2A’s endpoint runtime protection technology as a security sensor into AUTOSAR projects following the AUTOSAR methodology.”

“The automotive industry is increasingly deploying security controls in vehicle E/E architectures. These controls include secure boot, secure OTA, HSMs, diagnostic authentication, policing, vehicle key management and secure onboard communication,” explained Dr. Eduard Metzker, Automotive Cybersecurity Solution Manager at Vector Informatik.

“Intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) are a meaningful addition to the set of available security controls. IDPS systems require a wide range of different security sensors. We see C2A’s runtime protection technology as a potential security sensor of a distributed onboards IDPS. The proof of concept which was created during the collaboration showed that the C2A engineers are able to successfully integrate C2A’s runtime protection technology with Vector AUTOSAR basic software”.

Neil Tyler

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