Karamba Security and Ficosa are partnering to harden its Telematics Control Unit (TCU) and keep vehicles protected from cyberattacks when communicating with the internet.
Karamba Security is one of the providers of end-to-end automotive cybersecurity prevention solutions while Ficosa is a tier global provider for the automotive and mobility sectors.
Ficosa, through Onboard Ventures, its Open Innovation initiative, has identified Karamba Security’s Carwall solution as an effective hardening software that is seamlessly integrated into the vehicle Electronic Control Units (ECU’s), without disrupting the development process or delay the vehicle’s time to market.
Karamba Security’s software prevents in-memory cyberattacks, by hardening the ECU’s according to developers’ intentions and autonomously prevents unauthorized deviations from factory settings. Karamba’s software introduces Control Flow Integrity (CFI) which is automatically embedded in Ficosa’s development process, not relying on source code, with negligible runtime performance impact.
Having secure, hardened ECU’s is a major differentiator for Ficosa, offering out-of-the-box, automatically secured, ECU’s. With Karamba’s Embedded Runtime Integrity solution, Ficosa will propose self-protected ECU’s to its OEM customers that will deterministically prevent cyberattacks, without false positive alerts or major investments in costly data analytics and security updates.
Source: Press Release