Automotive Cybersecurity

Singtel and Argus sign MoU on strengthening cyber security capabilities for Singapore’s transportation sector

Singtel and Argus Cyber Security have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on several initiatives to strengthen the cyber security capabilities for Singapore’s transportation sector.

Singtel is Singaporean telecommunications Company and Argus Cyber Security an automotive cyber security company. The companies together will be facilitating the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles and will work on the research and development of next generation cyber security solutions.

The parties will launch a suite of solutions which includes Argus’ in-vehicle solutions and technologies, and Argus’ stand-alone cyber security backend platform. This platform collects, correlates and analyses data derived from vehicles, mobile apps, cellular networks, cloud platforms and other sources, that will be integrated with the managed security services portfolio of Trustwave, Singtel’s cyber security arm.

The platform will help automakers and fleet managers to quickly protect vehicles that are already on the road without making any modifications to them. It will be delivered through Trustwave’s global network of 10 Advanced Security Operations Centres, further enhancing its capabilities as a leading global managed security services provider.

As part of cyber security research and development at the Singtel Cyber Security Institute (CSI), the partners could also use CSI’s advanced cyber range platform to subject their solutions to rigorous testing and prototyping. This augments Singtel’s ongoing collaboration with the National University of Singapore to develop advanced cyber security solutions for next generation cyber threats.

The partnership comes in the wake of the recent launch of 5G Garage – Singapore’s first live 5G facility at Singapore Polytechnic– and the initiatives which the government has set out as part of the Smart Nation plan.

Source: Press Release


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