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Airbiquity teams up with BlackBerry to safeguard OTA updates

SEATTLE, June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Airbiquity®, a connected vehicle services announced it has joined forces with BlackBerry®, a trusted provider of secure connectivity solutions, to enable automakers to deliver over-the-air (OTA) updates to vehicles and meet the industry’s highest security standard. By integrating Airbiquity’s OTAmatic® Software Management Platform and the BlackBerry Certicom Code Signing Key Management Server, the two companies will empower OEMs to seamlessly adopt the Uptane Security Framework and address critical OTA security challenges including spoofing, unauthorized access, tampering, repudiation, man-in-the-middle, privilege escalation, and distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks as vehicles grow increasingly software-defined.

“Our collaboration with BlackBerry marks a significant milestone in Airbiquity’s mission to prioritize the security and privacy of connected vehicles,” said Keefe Leung, Vice President of Product Management at Airbiquity. “BlackBerry Certicom is a recognized leader in applied cryptography and key management, and our pre-integrated software gives automotive OEMs a best-in-class solution for reducing the development effort and expense of delivering safe, secure and timely OTA updates.”

Airbiquity’s OTAmatic Software Management Platform provides a comprehensive back-end management portal that allows automotive OEMs to efficiently execute multi-ECU software update campaigns at scale. The OTAmatic platform provides highly refined vehicle and device targeting, discrete policy and privacy controls, customizable consumer communications, solution deployment option flexibility, and enhanced multi-layer cybersecurity protection via integration of the compromise resilient Uptane Security Framework.

“Airbiquity brings decades of experience in connected vehicle services to our collaboration, and together we are bringing a pre-integrated solution to automotive OEMs,” said Jim Alfred, Vice President, BlackBerry Certicom. “By harnessing the collective expertise of both companies, automotive OEMs can embrace the Uptane Security Framework with confidence, offering the utmost safety and security for connected vehicles.”

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