Trend Micro and Luxoft partner for new cybersecurity solution

Cybersecurity company Tend Micro and designers and engineers Luxoft are working together to introduce and deploy the Intrusion Detection System and Intrusion Prevention System. The joint release from the two companies indicates the two systems will form a comprehensive cybersecurity solution called IDPS, designed to detect, mitigate, and respond to cyber-attacks on connected cars.

The upcoming IDPS solution will be developed specifically for cars and will be enhanced with machine learning techniques to identify anomalies in communication, behavior, and the state of components. The machine learning will be fed by data collected from advanced detection mechanisms from the in-car technology. 

In addition, the solution will provide car manufacturers insights from Trend Micro’s global threat intelligence, with information on threats, vulnerabilities, and remediation from the company’s expansive global data set. IDPS will include a data collection and detection engine, offering another level of protection against intrusion for in-car systems.

Key features include:

  • Securing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, both physical and remote
  • Protecting cloud and mobility services, including over-the-air updates and asset management
  • Establishing secure operation of car components, like Electronic Control Units (ECUs), actuators, and sensors
  • Providing sustainable cybersecurity protection level via continuous threat research and proactive control mechanisms

According to the release, IT analyst Gartner estimates that by 2025 more than 1.1 billion connected consumer and commercial vehicles will be on the roads. Trend Micro continues to see increased interest from cybercriminals in attacking connected devices—and cars will be no exception.

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Mark Miller is a contributing writer to SAE International. He has worked as a technology writer and editor for IBM and other advanced information technology firms. His areas of concentration include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, analytics, and Internet of Things technologies.