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Full Webinar: Connected Vehicles & Cybersecurity: How Government and Industry Are Responding to New IoT Tech & Emerging Threats

SAE International | November 17, 2017

Join Assaf Harel, CTO and Co-founder of Karamba Security and a panel of experts to talk about “How government and industry are responding to new IoT tech & emmerging threats”, putting emphasis on the recent BlueBorne attacks and how to prevent them.

To watch the full webinar click here

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Automotive Cyber Security Market Prognosticated to Perceive Accruals with 9% of CAGR

Pune, India SBWire | November 17, 2017

Automotive Cyber Security Market, By Security Type (Cloud Security, Endpoint Security, Wireless Security, Application Security), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars), By Application (Communication Channels, Safety Systems) - Forecast 2023.

Profiled in MRFR Analysis some of the prominent players in the automotive cyber security market are Karamba Security (Israel) among others.

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29 start-ups that prove Silicon Valley innnvation isn’t dead

Lora Kolodny | Nov 14, 2017

Start-ups still have a chance to go big if they operate honestly, and build their products and services around new technologies that the incumbents still haven’t mastered.

Karamba Security – This start-up’s software keeps hackers out of self-driving and internet-connected cars. It works by locking down the factory settings for all the ECUs in a car, which are the tiny computers that control systems from brakes to air conditioning and navigation. Doing so bars the execution of code that could cause problems with a car’s normal operation.

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GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE CYBER SECURITY MARKET 2017

Bristol | October 23, 2017

The latest report Automotive Cyber Security by QY Research added to it’s database and brings to light the comprehensive study and factual information of global market.

Global Automotive Cyber Security market competition by top manufacturers: Karamba Security

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New Technological Innovations in Vehicles Increase Risk of Hacking

Manju Mathew | October 22, 2017

With the advent of connected cars, electric cars and autonomous vehicles, all of which are technologically advanced and have highly complex electronic control units, there is greater risk that hackers can take control of vehicles and get access to the personal information of consumers.

Automotive manufacturers and cyber security startups are concerned that potential hacks could harm passengers of the affected cars. Commenting on this, David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of Karamba Security said that such hacking attacks could be carried out on a major scale. Areas

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Why your car might be the latest target for hackers

Lynn Hulsey | October 20, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio — Imagine driving down the road minding your own business when suddenly your car brakes sharply on its own. Or your steering wheel veers wildly toward the ditch. Or your accelerator pedal inexplicably gets pressed to the floor.

Karamba’s software is designed to recognize and block hackers before they gain access to the various computerized functions of a vehicle.

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Connected Vehicles & Cybersecurity: How Government and Industry Are Responding to New IoT Tech & Emerging Threats

SAE International | October 20, 2017

Join SAE International and our panel of esteemed industry leaders representing wireless technology, government, law, and automotive cybersecurity for an informative discussion on the events and technologies that have brought the mobility industry to this crucial point in its evolution.

Join Assaf Harel, CTO and Co-founder of Karamba Security and a panel of experts Friday, November 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. U.S. EST

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Connected Vehicles and Cybersecurity: An SAE produced webinar

Bob Gourley | October 20, 2017

If you build things that carry people please join us at this 17 Nov 2017 webinar on Connected Vehicles and Cybersecurity

Join SAE International and our panel of esteemed industry leaders representing wireless technology, government, law, and automotive cybersecurity for an informative discussion on the events and technologies that have brought the mobility industry to this crucial point in its evolution.

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New Car Technology Increases Risk of Cybersecurity Hacks

Transport Topics | October 18, 2017

As vehicle technology becomes more and more advanced, the risk increases for hackers to take control of your vehicle and steal your personal information.

Cyber security startups as well as auto manufacturers are concerned that potential hacks could harm passengers of the affected cars. David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of Karamba Security, an Israel-based start-up vehicle cybersecurity company, articulates: “The point is that suddenly we are exposed to major-scale attacks that can happen to us. And those attacks can result in fatalities.”

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The Newest Frontier for Hackers: Your Car

Lynn Hulsey | October 16, 2017

“These are super complicated high-speed networks on wheels,” said Vance Saunders, director of Wright State University’s cybersecurity program. “I don’t have to unlock your car. Because your car is just a mobile network.”

The ECUs are designed to communicate with each other, which hackers can exploit, according to Barzilai. If one ECU is penetrated, a hacker could then send commands to the other controllers on the network, he said.

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Connected Cars: Vulnerable Computers on Wheels?

Lynn Hulsey | October 16, 2017

With computers playing a central role in modern vehicles, cybersecurity experts warn the outcome of hacks could be deadly.

Part of the research involved in developing a smarter car is developing a more secure car.

“The point is that suddenly we are exposed to major-scale attacks that can happen to us. And those attacks can result in fatalities,” said David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of Karamba Security, a start-up vehicle cybersecurity company based in Israel.

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The newest frontier for hackers: your car

Lynn Hulsey | October 14, 2017

Imagine driving down the road minding your own business when suddenly your car brakes sharply on its own. Or your steering wheel veers wildly toward the ditch. Or your accelerator pedal inexplicably gets pressed to the floor.

“Today’s cars are connected, and advanced technologies will make the cars much more connected in digital form than now,” Barzilai said. While that brings “significant benefits of technology and connectivity, at the same time cars are much more vulnerable to cyberattacks,”

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Automotive Cyber Security Market 2017: Karamba Security

MARKET RESEARCH FUTURE | October 14, 2017

The growing security in the automotive industry have raise several distinct challenges around the connected vehicle. Cyber security in automotive industry has become prominent due to increase vehicles on roads and are vulnerable to hacking, both in the car and the back-end IT systems to which it connects.

Automotive Cyber Security Market Players:

Karamba Security (Israel)

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Automotive Cyber security Market Forecast And Growth 2017 – 2025

Ram | October 11, 2017

With autonomous vehicles and connected cars around the corner and the transformation of transportation, one of the biggest that the automotive industry would face is vehicle cyber attacks.

The global automotive cyber security market report provides the market share analysis of the key industry participants operating in the industry. These players have been exhaustively profiled and their business overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments have been covered under the purview of the report. Some of the major players operating in the global automotive cyber security market include Karamba Security-Market-Expected-To-Be-Worth-US-31-Million-By-2021.

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Global Auto Cyber Security Market Expected To Be Worth US$ 31 Million By 2021

John Bay | October 10, 2017

In this report, the global auto cyber security market is segmented by security type, vehicle type, application, and region. On the basis of security type, the market is segmented into wireless security, network security, application security, cloud security, and endpoint security.

Karamba Security and others are the most active players in the auto cyber security market.

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Automotive Cyber Security Market Segmentation, Manufacturing Cost Analysis Including Key Raw Materials, Price Trend, Key Suppliers and Forecast 2022

Rashmi Saraf | October 4, 2017

Automotive Cyber Security Market Report provides an analytical assessment of the prime challenges faced by this Market currently and in the coming years, which helps Market participants in understanding the problems they may face while operating in this Market over a longer period of time. In this report, the Global Automotive Cyber Security Industry value in 2017 and expected value by the end of 2022 along growth between 2017 and 2022 is mentioned.

Karamba Security

By Product Analysis the Global Automotive Cyber Security Industry is Segmented into Glass Fibre, Carbon Fibre and by End Users/Applications Analysis the Global Automotive Cyber Security Market is segmented into: Chemical and Others.

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Emerging Vendors 2017: IoT Startups You Need To Know

Lindsey O’Donnell | October 4, 2017

As more devices become connected the channel is seeing a significant shift in the types of vendors they need to work with to wire, connect and collect data from these devices.

As part of CRN’s 2017 Emerging Vendors list, here are 34 hot IoT startups, all founded in 2011 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

Karamba Security promotes security for autonomous platforms by focusing on the externally connected electronic control unit in cars. The company’s autonomous security offering works by sealing connected cars’ electronic control units according to factory settings to prevent intrusions and attacks.

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Self-Driving Robot Car Bill Worthless Or Praise-Worthy?

Jim Loving | September 28, 2017

There were reactions to the “Bipartisan” Robot Car Bill” in the Senate. Consumer Watchdog calls it a bill rushed through “that threatens highway safety and leaves a regulatory void rather than enacting necessary protections and safety standards.

“Vehicle automation holds great promise for driver and vehicle safety, yet this legislative initiative is critical. When virtually the entire U.S. population is travelling on America’s roadways, the introduction must ensure a safe environment. – which is to remove as many security vulnerabilities as possible so as not to be leveraged by hackers, risking consumer safety.” said David Barzilai, Karamba Security chairman and co-founder.

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YL Ventures On What It Looks For In Entrepreneurs Launching Tech Startups

Denisse Moreno | September 20, 2017

YL Ventures is a firm that funds and supports Israeli tech entrepreneurs that want to break into the U.S. market.

The firm invests in a wide range of technology startups, including cybersecurity, autonomous vehicle technologies, drone technologies, cloud computing, big data and SaaS companies.

Our three most recent investments are excellent examples of this approach: Axonius (Unified Visibility & Control of Endpoint Devices), Karamba Security (Automotive Cybersecurity) and Twistlock (Virtual Container and Serverless Security).

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Automotive Cyber Security Market Regional Segment Analysis, Major players, Product Segment Analysis studied in Detail in New Research 2017

Sambit Kumar | September 20, 2017

Security in the automotive industry raises several distinct challenges around the connected vehicle, as well as in manufacturing plants and across enterprise IT systems.

Companies Profiled in this Report Includes: … Delphi Automotive PLC (U.K.),Intel Corporation (U.S.),Lear Corporation (U.S.), …, Karamba Security (Israel),Escrypt (Germany),Arilou Technologies (Israel)

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Automotive Cyber Security Market to Perceive Thriving Accruals of USD 32 Million By 2023 At 9% of CAGR

Market Research Future | September 18, 2017

PUNE, India, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Market Research Future published a half-cooked research report on “Global Automotive Cyber Security Market Research Report - Forecast to 2022” – Market Analysis, Scope, Stake, Progress, Trends and Forecast to 2022

Karamba Security (Israel), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Cisco Systems Inc. (U.S.), …, and Secunet AG (Germany) are some of the prominent players profiled in MRFR Analysis and are at the forefront of competition in the Global Automotive Cyber Security Market.

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Automotive Cyber Security Market 2023 with Focus on Emerging Technologies, Regional Trends, and Key Players

Market Research Future | September 15, 2017

Market Research Future published a research report on “Automotive Cyber Security Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2023” – Market Analysis, Scope, Stake, Progress, Trends and Forecast to 2023. Market Synopsis of Automotive Cyber Security Market

Key players

The prominent players in the automotive cyber security market are – … Karamba Security (Israel), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Cisco Systems Inc. (U.S.), …, Secunet AG (Germany) among others.

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Karamba Security Blocks BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws in Vehicle Electronic Control Units

Globe Newswire | September 14, 2017

What makes the BlueBorne flaws, revealed by security research firm Armis Security, so dangerous is that they use Bluetooth to insert malicious code in a target system.

“Security has to be designed in. We can’t continually chase the next vulnerability with software patching,” said Assaf Harel, Karamba Security CTO and co-founder. “It’s ineffective in network computing and certainly won’t work in vehicles, where Linux and Android operating systems are built in.”

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Karamba Security Blocks BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws in Vehicle Electronic Control Units

Globe Newswire | September 14, 2017

An in-depth analysis of the reports by security analysts at Karamba revealed that the attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the way the Bluetooth communication stack in Linux and Android devices manages memory, using a technique commonly referred to as buffer overflow. The attack allows full remote code execution on any Linux and Android device in Bluetooth range, and doesn’t require any pairing or user interaction.

Another interesting point is that the attack researchers were able to bypass a common defense method, memory address space layout randomization (ASLR), by exploiting the inherent weaknesses of the ASLR technology and by exploiting other information leak vulnerabilities.

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Karamba Security Blocks BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws in Vehicle Electronic Control Units

Globe Newswire | September 14, 2017

What makes the BlueBorne flaws, revealed by security research firm Armis Security, so dangerous is that they use Bluetooth to insert malicious code in a target system. Even air-gapped devices or networks that aren’t connected to the internet are vulnerable, since Bluetooth is a proximity communications method that doesn’t need a wired connection. Bluetooth-equipped devices, such as Linux or Android in-vehicle infotainments, do not need to be in discoverable mode, or paired with the attacker’s device to be vulnerable.

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, says this is just another example of why hardening sensors and electronic components is the only strategy thats going to prevent an attack.

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Karamba Security Blocks BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws in Vehicle Electronic Control Units

Globe Newswire | September 14, 2017

Vehicle ECUs that run Linux and Android and are secured by Karamba’s Autonomous Security are not exposed to newly discovered Bluetooth threats

Karamba’s Autonomous Security would completely prevent attacks, such as the BlueBorne Bluetooth flaws, and any other threat whether known or unknown, by blocking the execution of foreign, malicious code at the component level.

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Karamba Security Blocks BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws in Vehicle Electronic Control UnitsVehicle ECUs that run Linux and Android and are secured by Karamba’s Autonomous Security are not exposed to…

September 14, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and HOD HASHARON, Israel, Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Devices protected by Karamba’s Autonomous Security are not vulnerable to BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws that can allow attackers to take over connected and autonomous vehicles.

“Security has to be designed in. We can’t continually chase the next vulnerability with software patching,” said Assaf Harel, Karamba Security CTO and co-founder. “It’s ineffective in network computing and certainly won’t work in vehicles, where Linux and Android operating systems are built in.”

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Special Section: the eighth annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit (our regular summary appears below)

The Cyber Wire | September 13, 2017

The event has attracted approximately a thousand attendees, with speakers from ten countries. We’ll be providing continuing coverage this week, with live tweeting (#Billingtonsummit) from the conference.

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Karamba’s Autonomous Security Meets New NHTSA, U.S. DOT Guidance for Automated Driving Systems Safety and the SELF DRIVE Act (GlobeNewswire News Room) Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that Karamba’s Autonomous Security enables automotive technology providers to meet the goals set out in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s newly published federal guidance, Automated Driving Systems (ADS)…

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Karamba’s Autonomous Security Meets New NHTSA, U.S. DOT Guidance for Automated Driving Systems Safety and the SELF DRIVE Act

GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2017

Karamba’s Autonomous Security enables automotive technology providers to meet the goals set out in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s newly published federal guidance, Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0, led by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao—as well as the guidelines defined in the SELF DRIVE Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

This approach strengthens the concept that the NHTSA and U.S. DOT recommend the industry comply with—which is to remove as many security vulnerabilities as possible and ensure that the vulnerabilities that still remain will not be leveraged by the hackers, risking consumer safety.”

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Karamba’s Autonomous Security Meets New NHTSA, U.S. DOT Guidance for Automated Driving Systems Safety and the SELF DRIVE Act

Globe Newswire | September 12, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and HOD HASHARON, Israel, Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that Karamba’s Autonomous Security enables automotive technology providers to meet the goals set out in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s newly published federal guidance, Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0, led by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao—as well as the guidelines defined in the SELF DRIVE Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

Karamba’s Autonomous Security software seamlessly protects connected and autonomous cars by hardening electronic control units (ECUs) based on their factory settings. This is the industry’s first prevention solution with zero false positives, because it blocks deviation from the ECU’s factory settings, i.e. malware.

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Karamba’s Autonomous Security Meets New NHTSA, U.S. DOT Guidance for Automated Driving Systems Safety and the SELF DRIVE Act

GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2017

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that Karamba’s Autonomous Security enables automotive technology providers to meet the goals set out in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s newly published federal guidance, Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0, led by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao—as well as the guidelines defined in the SELF DRIVE Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

According to the NHTSA and U.S. DOT, “A Vision for Safety seeks to facilitate the integration of ADS technology by helping to ensure its safe testing and deployment, as well as encouraging the development of systems that guard against cyberattacks and protect consumer privacy.”

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Vision for Safety 2.0 for Self-Driving Cars: Warnings & Praises

Bryan Jonston | September 12, 2017

Safety: 2.0 calls for industry, state and local governments, safety and mobility advocates and the public to lay the path for the deployment of automated vehicles and technologies. NHTSA invites public comment on the voluntary guidance and additional ways to improve its usefulness.

“This encourages manufacturers to do security by design in accordance with Karamba’s approach. The new federal guidance emphasizes software development, verification and validation, but after all that, you still have bugs in software,” said Ami Dotan, CEO and co-founder of Karamba Security.

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Karamba’s Autonomous Security Meets New NHTSA, U.S. DOT Guidance for Automated Driving Systems Safety and the SELF DRIVE Act

GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and HOD HASHARON, Israel, Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that Karamba’s Autonomous Security enables automotive technology providers to meet the goals set out in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s newly published federal guidance, Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0, led by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao—as well as the guidelines defined in the SELF DRIVE Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

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UK government drops their commandments for self-driving vehicles

Godze Gorge | September 8, 2017

The UK government has published key principles for connected and autonomous vehicles, aimed as a guide for automakers, suppliers, and developers looking to deploy self-driving cars in the future.

“We applaud the UK government for taking preemptive action, and by zeroing in on preventing cyberattacks as critical for the adoption of self-driving cars on a mass scale,” said David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of Karamba Security.

“But in one area, we don’t feel these guidelines go far enough toward effectively preventing car hacking. Cars are not servers or mobile phones that can sustain the risk of hidden security bugs. The time it takes to remediate such bugs in production, while hackers exploit them and create damage, can compromise consumers’ safety.”

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‘Indefensible’ hack puts CAN standard in the spotlight

Automotive World | August 22, 2017

The latest headline grabbing connected car hack could prove a game changer for the automotive industry. The protocol could allow hackers to shut down pivotal systems such as airbags and anti-lock brakes. According to those involved, there’s no way to protect against it and there’s no easy fix.

David Barzilai, Co-founder and Chairman of automotive cyber security firm Karamba Security, shared a similar point: “In order to remotely launch Denial of Service (DoS) CAN attacks, a hacker must compromise an externally-connected electronic control unit (ECU) and interfere with its factory settings. Such interference enables the hackers to start sending CAN messages that generate errors leading to a device DoS.

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Roundup: Grand Circus, STEM Initiatives, and a Lot of Cybersecurity

Sarah Schmid Stevenson | August 21, 2017

Do you work in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career? The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is building a library of short, self-produced smartphone videos of STEM professionals discussing the work that they do, why they love their jobs, the kind of education required for their jobs, and where they see STEM career opportunities in Michigan.

Karamba Security, the Ann Arbor automotive cybersecurity startup, has joined the Automotive Grade Linux project, an effort to develop open-source best practices for connected cars. Assaf Harel, Karamba’s chief technology officer, will serve on the AGL app framework and security group to help with developing and influencing cybersecurity guidelines.

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Trend Micro discovers ‘indefensible’ car security/CAN standard flaw

ITS International | Aug 18, 2017

Trend Micro claims to have discovered a hack is found that is not only successful in being able to drastically affect the performance and function of the car, but is also stealthy and vendor neutral.

David Barzilai, co-founder and chairman, automotive cyber-security firm Karamba Security, agrees with Trend Micro that the CAN protocol can be abused, causing it to disable devices on a CAN network, and that IDS systems will not be able to help against such an attack.

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Connected Car CAN Bus Can’t Handle DoS Hacks/Attacks Researchers Report–CAN Standard Can Be Changed

Bryan Jonston | August 17, 2017

Instead of changing the legacy CAN protocol in all cars that use it (practically all vehicles), the industry should harden the externally-connected ECUs according to their factory settings, to prevent any unauthorized change to the ECU.

Blocking such changes enables the industry to prevent cyberattacks, including the DoS attack that Trend Micro reported on.

Although, Karamba Security agrees with Trend Micro that the CAN protocol can be abused, causing it to disable devices on a CAN network, and that IDS systems will not be able to help against such an attack.

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Auto Security: Do Feds Have Our Back?

Junko Yoshida | August 14, 2017

Government agencies in the U.S. and the U.K. are working to get ahead of the curve and let the public know that they are concerned about vehicle cybersecurity.

Consumers should be aware of the possibility of a hacker attack on their cars. We now know that what used to be considered a movie scenario — remote hacking — could be done.

David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of automotive cybersecurity firm Karamba Security, weighed in on the U.K. government’s guidance. While applauding pre-emptive action they might take, he pointed out that there is one area “we don’t feel these guidelines go far enough toward effectively preventing car hacking,” he said.

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Was the Devil’s Ivy Vulnerability a Dud? Don’t Count on It

Paul | August 11, 2017

In July, the warnings were all about the so-called “Devil’s Ivy” vulnerability, a security flaw in a common open source library, gSOAP, that affected hundreds of thousands – if not millions of devices worldwide. Now, almost a month later, there has been little evidence that hackers are using the widespread security flaw to aid them in attacks.

Assaf Harel, the Chief Technology Officer at Karamba Security believes the worst is yet to come and likened Devil’s Ivy to the Windows vulnerability dubbed “Eternal Blue” that was discovered and ‘weaponized’ by the U.S. National Security Agency, and then leaked to the public and adopted by cyber criminal groups and nation-state hackers.

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Guidelines on cyber security for connected and automated vehicles ‘doesn’t go far enough’

ITS International | Aug 8, 2017

David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of automotive cyber-security firm, Karamba Security, has applauded the UK government for taking pre-emptive action and zeroing in on preventing cyber-attacks as critical for the adoption of self-driving cars on a mass scale.

However, he says the guidelines don’t go far enough toward effectively preventing car hacking, saying cars are not servers or mobile phones that can sustain the risk of hidden security bugs. The time it takes to remediate such bugs in production, while hackers exploit them and create damage, can compromise consumers’ safety.

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Updated: Guidelines to ensure vehicle design includes cyber-security

Tony Morbin | August 7, 2017

The UK government has issued a range of guidelines designed to ensure vehicle design includes cyber-security at all stages of development.

While the industry was supportive of the intent behind the moves, in an email to SC, David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder, automotive cyber-security firm, Karamba Security did add that, “…in one area, we don’t feel these guidelines go far enough toward effectively preventing car hacking. Cars are not servers or mobile phones that can sustain the risk of hidden security bugs. The time it takes to remediate such bugs in production, while hackers exploit them and create damage, can compromise consumers’ safety.

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Government strengthens fight against car hackers with new laws

Sam Sheehan | August 7, 2017

The Government is forcing autonomous vehicle developers to toughen up cyber security in a bid to reduce the chances of hackers taking control.

However, cyber security experts, such as David Barzilai, founder and chairman of Karamba Security, have warned of the risks associated with fast progress in autonomous technology. In an interview with Autocar last year, Barzilai explained that some cars could enter production with “hundreds of thousands of security risks” if not properly protected.

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Football Town With an Autonomous Cars Problem

Emma Burger | August 4, 2017

Ann Arbor (be still my heart) is the second home to Karamba Security, an Israeli cybersecurity solutions company for self-driving cars. How come nobody told me about this? The company has signed on to the Automotive Grade Linux Project to develop an automotive industry standard for cybersecurity best practices.

Karamba’s software works by hardening ECUs exactly as they’re designed in the factory, preventing hackers from modifying these settings. And for those of you who (like me) need me to Google that for you: “In automotive electronics, Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is any embedded system that controls one or more of the electrical system or subsystems in a transport vehicle.”

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Automotive Grade Linux releases UCB 4.0 and taps virtualization tech

Eric Brown | August 3, 2017

The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0 (“Daring Dab”) for Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, and added seven new members. The open source group also launched a virtualization working group that will enable new UCB profiles for telematics, instrument clusters, and head-up-displays (HUDs).

The new AGL members bring the total membership to over 100. The newcomers are Brison, Karamba Security, Lear Corp., Luxoft, Thundersoft, SafeRide Cyber Security, and Wipro Ltd. The announcement follows an April expansion that added six new members.

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Automotive Grade Linux Reaches Key Car Platform Milestones

Jack M. Germain | August 3, 2017

Automotive Grade Linux on Wednesday released version 4.0 of the AGL infotainment platform and announced new projects to support telematics, instrument cluster, heads-up-display and a virtualization component.

The group also announced that seven new companies have joined AGL and The Linux Foundation. The addition of Brison, Karamba Security, Lear Corporation, Luxoft, Thundersoft, SafeRide Cyber Security and Wipro increases AGL’s membership to more than 100 partners.

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Automotive Grade Linux New UCB 4.0 & New Member Karamba – AUTO Connected Car News

AUTO Connected Car | August 3, 2017

Sharing a single software platform across the industry reduces fragmentation and accelerates time-to-market by encouraging the growth of a global ecosystem of developers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers.

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has joined the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Project and The Linux Foundation to help develop its cybersecurity best practices.

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Karamba Security Joins Automotive Grade Linux Project to Help Advance Cybersecurity Best Practices

Globes Newswire | August 2, 2017

“As a technology solutions provider for hardening connected and autonomous cars against hacks, we are committed to further developing software for self-driving vehicles that is safe from attack by threat actors,” Harel said.

“We look forward to working with Karamba Security to enhance AGL’s cybersecurity best practices, given Karamba’s expertise in protecting autonomous and connected vehicles from cyberattacks,” said Dan Cauchy, executive director of Automotive Grade Linux.

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Automotive Grade Linux Momentum Continues with Membership Growth, Unified Code Base 4.0 and New Technical Projects

Automotive Grade Linux | Aug 2, 2017

The UCB 4.0 release follows recent news that Toyota has adopted the AGL platform for its next-generation infotainment system, debuting in the 2018 Toyota Camry in the United States.

“As an industry-leading autonomous cybersecurity solutions provider for connected and autonomous vehicles, we are committed to furthering the development of prevention methods against cyber attacks with zero false positives, without connectivity requirements, and negligible performance impact,” said Assaf Harel, CTO & Co-Founder of Karamba Security.

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Automotive Grade Linux Momentum Continues with Membership Growth, Unified Code Base 4.0 and New Technical Projects

PR Newswire | Aug 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, has released the latest version of the AGL infotainment platform.

“We are excited to collaborate across disciplines as a member of Automotive Grade Linux. Together, we look forward to future contributions and sharing our cyber security expertise.” said Assaf Harel, CTO & Co-Founder of Karamba Security

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Karamba Security Joins Automotive Grade Linux Project to Help Advance Cybersecurity Best Practices

Globe Newswire | August 2, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Michigan and HOD HASHARON, Israel, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has joined the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Project and The Linux Foundation to help develop its cybersecurity best practices.

Assaf Harel, Karamba Security’s chief technology officer, will serve on the AGL App Framework & Security Expert Group to help with developing, guiding and influencing cybersecurity best practices.

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Automotive Grade Linux New UCB 4.0 & New Member Karamba

Gilbert Shar | August 2, 2017

There were two announcements about Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has joined the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Project and The Linux Foundation to help develop its cybersecurity best practices. AGL released the latest version of the AGL infotainment platform, Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0, which includes support for SmartDeviceLink integration, Speech Recognition APIs, secure Over-the-Air Updates (SOTA) and improvements to the App Framework and Software Development Kit (SDK).

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has joined the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Project and The Linux Foundation to help develop its cybersecurity best practices.

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Automotive Grade Linux Momentum Continues with Membership Growth, Unified Code Base 4.0 and New Technical Projects

AGL | August 2, 2017

The UCB 4.0 release follows recent news that Toyota has adopted the AGL platform for its next-generation infotainment system, debuting in the 2018 Toyota Camry in the United States.

AGL has also announced that seven new companies have joined AGL and The Linux Foundation: Brison, Karamba Security, Lear Corporation, Luxoft, Thundersoft, SafeRide Cyber Security and Wipro Ltd.

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PayThink ‘Factory settings’ can seal payment devices from malware

Assaf Harel | Jul 21, 2017

Malware components can have a long useful life, lurking around and then re-appearing in the most unexpected of places.

The recent reports of POS malware in payment kiosks by U.S.-based vendor Avanti is just the latest example.

Preventing such bug exploits and cyberattacks can be done by hardening those POS or payment systems, Windows-based or otherwise, according to their factory settings, and blocking any unauthorized change, i.e., malware, so that the IoT device will be resilient to these attacks with zero-day prevention.

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Automotive Safety Moves Into Semiconductors

James Morra | Jul 21, 2017

For self-driving cars, safety will start in semiconductors. The hundreds of complex chips inside cars must be protected against electrical faults that could undermine the code behind advanced features like collision avoidance and lane-change warnings.

Karamba, a start-up that raised $12 million in a May funding round, offers software that seals off electronic control units used for navigation and other functions, checking that only factory code is running inside them. At the Design Automation Conference last month, researchers proposed using runtime enforcers called safety guards to dampen the effects of transient errors and hacking.

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10 Israeli start-ups that are gunning for the self-driving car market

Ferry Biedermann | Jul 20, 2017

Israel earlier this year found itself in the strange situation of apparently overnight having become a major player in the car manufacturing industry. The $15 billion acquisition in March of autonomous driving, computer vision, company Mobileye by Intel raised awareness of the country’s strides in the field of automotive high-tech, and according to industry experts ignited even more interest from investors.

Karamba Security is just two years old, also founded, as is to be expected, by former members of the army’s cybersecurity unit 8200. The company’s solutions are built into the car’s electronics, components and ‘hardens’ these against hackers.

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Karamba And Securing The Connected Car Future

PYMNTS | Jul 19, 2017

The connected car future is more or less becoming the connected car present, and with that changeover, cars are becoming more than they ever have been before. The next iteration of the automobile will be able to buy its own gas, download its own direction, make its own playlist suggestions and, perhaps someday soon, even drive and park itself.

This is where Israeli cybersecurity startup Karamba enters the picture, with its focus on treating connected cars with the unique security concerns that Co-Founder and Executive Chairman David Barzilai thinks they will eventually shape up to be.

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Karamba Is Writing Software to Keep Your Connected Car from Getting Hacked

Doron Levin | Jul 14, 2017

With cars becoming more connected and autonomous, cybersecurity is a constant worry for automakers. They dread the likelihood of intrusions into the connected car from hackers, terrorists, extortionists, and thieves (see “Your Future Self-Driving Car Will Be Way More Hackable”)—not to mention the random 12-year-old with mischief in mind.

Karamba’s antihacking software is embedded in an ECU when it is manufactured, so it is incorporated into the device’s factory settings and not subject to change. Its role is to block spurious code at the point of intrusion, sealing the ECU and denying entry to any code that does not comply explicitly with the factory settings.

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Karamba Is Writing Software to Keep Your Connected Car from Getting Hacked

Trendingtalks | Jul 14, 2017

With cars becoming more connected and autonomous, cybersecurity is a constant worry for automakers. They dread the likelihood of intrusions into the connected car from hackers, terrorists, extortionists, and thieves (see “Your Future Self-Driving Car Will Be Way More Hackable”)—not to mention the random 12-year-old with mischief in mind.

Karamba’s antihacking software is embedded in an ECU when it is manufactured, so it is incorporated into the device’s factory settings and not subject to change. Its role is to block spurious code at the point of intrusion, sealing the ECU and denying entry to any code that does not comply explicitly with the factory settings.

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Internet’s invisibility cloak foments crime, pioneering cyber-shrink says

Shoshanna Solomon | Jul 6, 2017

Irish cyber-psychologist Mary Aiken, who inspired TV’s ‘CSI: Cyber,’ says we must measure kids’ tech prowess and identify those at risk of becoming teen hackers.

Paladin is a VC fund that its first investment in Israel was in Karamba Security, a maker of cybersecurity technology for connected and autonomous cars.

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Global Automotive Cyber Security Market 2017-2022 Demand and Insights Analysis Report

Aslam Shaikh | Jul 6, 2017

The report introduces Automotive Cyber Security basic information including definition, classification, application, industry chain structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. Insightful predictions for the Automotive Cyber Security market for the coming few years have also been included in the report.

#Key Manufacturers profiled in this research are… Delphi Automotive, Intel Corporation, Lear Corporation, Trillium, SBD Automotive & NCC Group, Karamba Security, Escrypt and Arilou Technologies no less than 19 top producers.

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The Linux Foundation Announces 18 New Silver Members

The Linux Foundation | June 30, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced that 18 new organizations have joined the Foundation as Silver members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation.

Karamba Security offers ECU endpoint security to protect the connected car.

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Automotive cyber security market insights shared in detailed report

IT Market Research | Jun 29, 2017

Worldwide Automotive Cyber Security Industry Report is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions of the Automotive Cyber Security industry, focusing on the main regions and the main countries (North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India).

#2017-2022 Automotive Cyber Security Market Key Manufacturers profiled are… Karamba Security, Escrypt and Arilou Technologies no less than 19 top producers.

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Senators Release Bipartisan Principles for Self-Driving Vehicles Legislation

Commerce Senate | Jun 13, 2017

Today released principles for bipartisan legislation on self-driving vehicles in advance of tomorrow’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing, “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles.”

The hearing will explore automated vehicle technology and hurdles for testing and deployment in the United States

Cybersecurity should be a top priority for manufacturers of self-driving vehicles and it must be an integral feature of self-driving vehicles from the very beginning of their development.

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Managed Security Services Morning News: 12 June 2017

Joe Panettieri | June 12, 2017

Cars and Cybersecurity: The automotive cybersecurity market will be worth more than $31.8 million in 2021, according to Markets and Markets. That’s a 13.2 percent compound annual growth rate from 2016 to 2021. Ummm. The figures sound very conservative to us. True believers in the market include Karamba Security, which is developing an endpoint security solution for connected cars.

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Automotive cyber security market worth 31.8 million USD by 2021 according to new research report

Rohan Salgarkar | June 10, 2017

Automotive Cyber Security Market report categorizes the global market by Security Type (Network, Endpoint, Application, Wireless & Cloud), Area of Application (Infotainment, Telematics, OBD, Safety, Powertrain), Vehicle Type, and by Region

The major players such as Harman International Industries (U.S.), Karamba Security (Israel), and Intel Corporation (U.S.) are developing solutions for dominating the global automotive cyber security market.

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Karamba Security Delivers Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions For The Auto Industry

Superbcrew | June 9, 2017

Karamba Security aims to prevent cyber attacks on the future cars by hardening and blocking the access to the connected Electronic Control Units (ECUs). The company recently raised $12 Million in Series B financing to further address the software vulnerabilities in connected vehicles. Below is our interview with David Barzilai, Chairman and Co-Founder of Karamba Security:

Q: How exactly does Carwall software work? A: Carwall software automatically hardens the car’s externally connected controllers, such as…

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Why Car Companies Are Hiring Computer Security Experts

Nicole Perlroth | June 7, 2017

Automakers may call them self-driving cars. But hackers call them computers that travel over 100 miles an hour.

The only difference between computer code and driverless car code is that, “Unlike data center enterprise security — where the biggest threat is loss of data — in automotive security, it’s loss of life,” said David Barzilai, a co-founder of Karamba Security

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Karamba Security Unanimously Awarded TU-Automotive’s ‘Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service of 2017’

Enhanced Online News | June 7, 2017

The 2017 TU-Automotive Awards winners were judged based on the following criteria: Innovation, Industry Engagement, User Experience and Market Update.

“The judges appreciated the Karamba Autonomous Security product because it showed a new and interesting approach. They also highlighted the fact that this product solves a concrete problem at a low cost,” said Gareth Ragg, managing director at TU-Automotive.

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Karamba Security Unanimously Awarded TU-Automotive’s ‘Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service of 2017’

Business Wire | June 7, 2017

The 2017 TU-Automotive Awards winners were judged based on the following criteria: Innovation, Industry Engagement, User Experience and Market Update.

Until Karamba, there were no preventive solutions with zero false positives, and many questioned whether it was even achievable. Now that the industry is aware that prevention is attainable, it is choosing Karamba, and in doing so, enabling safe outcomes.

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TU-Detroit Connected Car Too: Winners, Qt Company, Valens, Ridecell, Embitel & TomTom

Lynn Walford | June 6, 2017

The winners of the awards were announced this evening

Best Auto Cybersecurity Product or Service – Karamba Autonomous Security by Karamba Security.

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TU-Automotive Detroit 2017

TU-Automotive | June 6, 2017

The TU-Automotive Awards are the most prestigious and anticipated awards in the connected car industry. The glamorous ceremony aims to gather the leading minds of the connected car industry to highlight innovation and quality.

The 2017 TU-Automotive Awards winners are: Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service - Karamba Security for Karamba Autonomous Security

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TU-Automotive (Connected Car) Detroit News: BMW, Airbiquity, Excelfore, Green Hills, Aria, Karamba & More

Gilbert Shar | June 5, 2017

Karamba Cyber Security will demo a live car hacking at their booth. The conference coordinator stated that they will have more OEMs than ever before.

Best Auto Cybersecurity Product or Service: Karamba Autonomous Security by Karamba Security

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Karamba Security Raises $12 Million for Security of Self-Driving Cars

Tushar | Jun 2, 2017

The recent investment brings total fundraising of Karamba Security to $17 Million, with current investors Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners and YL Ventures of California managing the round, pursued by GlenRock Israel. Additional fresh investors are Sumitomo Corp.’s Presidio Ventures, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, and security management supplier Asgent.

“We see this idea of Karamba Security attempting to avoid attacks as significant growth on what continues today to sense attacks,” Kenneth Minihan, Managing Director, Paladin, said to media.

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Tech Talk: Cybersecurity is the Name of the Game

Ariel Shapira | May 23, 2017

Israeli companies are leading the cybersecurity field.

Karamba Security has introduced a prevention software that seamlessly protects the car, based on its factory settings, and blocks hacking attempts as they deviate from the car’s factory settings.

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May proves a very lucrative month for 7 Israeli firms

Abigail Klein Leichman | May 21, 2017

SoftWheel, CartiHeal, Next Insurance, Karamba Security, Sweet Inn, Twiggle and BiomX raked in a combined $140.3 million in May 2017.

Karamba Security of Hod Hasharon, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, announced $12 million in Series B funding.

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Sales of Cybersecurity Insurance Policies Jump in Israel After Global Attack

Assa Sasson | May 18, 2017

Israel came out relatively unscathed from the massive cyberattack on the world’s computers over the weekend. But the event was enough to spook many Israeli business owners and sales of cyberinsurance have jumped 30% compared with the same time last year, according to AIG Israel, one of the biggest providers.

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity for connected and self-driving cars, said on Tuesday it raised $12 million in a round led by Paladin Capital in the first-ever Israel investment from the Washington-based cyber-focused venture capital fund. The round, which brings Karamba’s total fundraising to $17 million, included existing investors YL Ventures of California and Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners as well as GlenRock Israel.

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Karamba Security Closes $12M in Series B

VC News Daily Staff | May 17, 2017

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced $12 million in Series B funding, bringing total investment in the company to $17 million, one year after closing a seed round.

Karamba Security has introduced a prevention software that seamlessly protects the car, based on its factory settings, and blocks hacking attempts as they deviate from the car’s factory settings.

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Karamba raises $12m Series B

David Manners | May 17, 2017

The investment was raised quickly. In a little more than a year since coming out of stealth, Karamba has engaged with 16 automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers.

The connected car security problem has received significant attention: The U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security warned that connected cars, which Gartner predicts will represent 250 million vehicles on the road by 2020, “will be the next battlefield.” Connected cars have hundreds to thousands of hidden security bugs–vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit to infiltrate the vehicle, take control and compromise its safe operation.

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Karamba Raises $12M for Vehicle Security

Sean Michael Kerner | May 17, 2017

Karamba Security announced on May 16 that it has raised a new $12 million Series B round of funding to further its mission of helping to secure connected and autonomous vehicles.

The core platform that Karamba provides is called Carwall and was first announced back in June 2016. The basic premise behind the Carwall technology is to secure the electronic control units (ECU) in vehicles.

Carwall can also help to reduce the potential of in-memory attacks against vehicles. In-memory attacks to not install any malware in order to exploit vehicles. Researchers from Chinese firm Tencent disclosed in-memory attacks against Tesla vehicles in September 2016.

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Fontinalis Partners Leads $12M Series B for Karamba Security

Venture Capital | May 17, 2017

Karamba Security said it raised $12 million of Series B funding in a deal led by existing investors YL Ventures and Fontinalis Partners. The transaction was joined by existing investor GlenRock Israel and new investors Paladin Capital Group, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Presidio Ventures and Asgent.

The company has now raised $17 million. It closed a seed round one year ago.

The investment will be used to expand customer support, sales and R&D.

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Venture Capital Deals

Dan Primack | May 17, 2017

Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected cars, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Fontinalis Partners and YL Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Paladin Capital Group, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Presidio Ventures and Asgent.

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Israel’s Karamba Security Raises $12M

NoCamels team | May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 | Israeli startup Karamba Security, a provider of cyber-security solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has rasied $12 million in Series B funding, bringing total investment in the company to $17 million, one year after closing a seed round. The funds will be used to expand customer support, sales as well as research and development. Existing investors YL Ventures, Fontinalis Partners and GlenRock Israel led the round. Karamba Security was founded in 2015 by Tal Ben David, Assaf Harel, Ami Dotan, and David Barzilai.

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Israel car cyber firm Karamba raises money from Paladin, Liberty Mutual

News Wire | May 16, 2017

TEL AVIV, May 16 (Reuters) - Israeli startup Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity for connected and self-driving cars, said on Tuesday it raised $12 million, attracting first-time investment in Israel from Washington-based cyber-focused Paladin Capital. The latest investment brings Karamba’s total fundraising to $17 million, with existing investors YL Ventures of California and Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners leading the round, followed by GlenRock Israel. Other new …

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Venture Capital Database 2017 Karamba Security Closes $12M in Series B Financing

VCA Online Staff | May 16, 2017

When Karamba announced its solution in April 2016, the automotive industry was mostly evaluating network security solutions, adapted to the car. Such solutions are based on statistical modeling and are prone to false alarms, aka “false positives,” that risk lives. An example would be the brakes failing because a legitimate command was mistakenly identified as malicious and blocked

In a little more than a year since coming out of stealth, Karamba has engaged with 16 automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. In addition, Karamba was recognized with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Automotive New Product Innovation

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To stop hackers from invading self-driving cars, Karamba Security raises $12 million

Lora Kolodny | May 16, 2017

By 2020, an estimated 75 percent of cars will be internet-connected worldwide, according to estimates from the FBI, Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That connectivity will allow drivers to tap into life-saving safety features and make self-driving cars a reality. But it also makes vehicles vulnerable to malicious hackers.

There hasn’t been a malevolent hack against connected cars en masse yet. And one Israeli startup called Karamba Security wants to keep it that way. Karamba has raised a $12 million Series B round of funding led by the company’s existing investors and new investors.

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To stop hackers from invading self-driving cars, Karamba Security raises $12 million

Solidtechnews | May 16, 2017

There hasn’t been a malevolent hack against connected cars en masse yet. And one Israeli startup called Karamba Security wants to keep it that way. Karamba has raised a $12 million Series B round of funding led by the company’s existing investors, Fontinalis Partners, which is Bill Ford’s mobility-focused fund, as well as YL Ventures, a firm that backs Israeli startups aiming to grow their business in the U.S. Karamba also added new investors in their Series B round, including Paladin Capital Group, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Presidio Ventures and Asgent.

Barzilai said Karamba’s goal is to keep malevolent hacks from ever affecting cars. Already, security researchers have demonstrated myriad ways to exploit apps and systems in vehicles to mess with drivers and their car’s behavior. Fiat Chrysler had to issue a Jeep Cherokee recall after Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated their cars’ vulnerabilities. And Tesla had to issue major security upgrades after Tencent security researchers demonstrated a way to exploit the Wi-Fi in a Tesla S to remotely activate the car’s brakes while the car was still in motion. But a mass attack, Barzilai hopes, does not have to be an eventuality.

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Smart car co Karamba Security raises $12m

Tali Tsipori | May 16, 2017

The Israeli company has introduced prevention software that seamlessly protects the car and blocks hacking attempts.

“Until Karamba, there were no preventive solutions with zero false positives, and many questioned whether it was even achievable,” added Chris Thomas, a founder and partner at Fontinalis Partners

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Automotive cybersecurity firm Karamba raises $12M in Series B

Karamba states that the investment will be used to expand customer support, sales and R&D organizations so that it can meet the rapidly growing demand.

Techseen Bureau | May 16, 2017

When Karamba announced its solution in April 2016, the automotive industry was mostly evaluating network security solutions, adapted to the car. Such solutions are based on statistical modeling and are prone to false alarms, aka “false positives,” that risk lives. An example would be the brakes failing because a legitimate command was mistakenly identified as malicious and blocked.

“What we found compelling from the start was that Karamba Security solved this industry-wide problem and eliminated the risk of false positives…” said Yoav Leitersdorf, Managing Partner, YL Ventures and Board Member, Karamba Security.

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Karamba Security Closes $12M in Series B Financing, Seven Months after Raising A Round, Driven by Market Demand for its Preventive Approach to Automotive Cybersecurity

Business Wire | May 16, 2017

Karamba Security provides industry-leading autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles. Karamba’s software products automatically harden the ECUs of connected and autonomous cars, preventing hackers from manipulating and compromising those ECUs and hacking into the car.

“Until Karamba, there were no preventive solutions with zero false positives, and many questioned whether it was even achievable,” added Chris Thomas

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Karamba raises $12M to protect connected cars from hacking

Maria Deutscher | May 16, 2017

The two-year-old breach prevention provider sells a toolkit for protecting the electronic control units that power the digitized functions of a connected vehicle. Dubbed Carwall, the software can restrict each ECU to the limited set of tasks it’s designed to perform on a day-to-day basi

Carwall doesn’t generate false positives like traditional security tools that use statistical approximation methods to identify threats, which prevents interference with a vehicle’s key functions.

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Karamba nabs $12m from investors including former NSA director

Shoshana Solomon | May 16, 2017

Karamba Security, a maker of cybersecurity software for connected and autonomous vehicles, said it has raised $12 million in Series B funding, bringing total investment in the company to $17 million.

Karamba has been recognized with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Automotive New Product Innovation and by Forbes Israel as one of Israel’s Top 10 Most Promising Cybersecurity Companies.

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Israel car cyber firm Karamba raises money from Paladin, Liberty Mutual

Deals - Americas | May 16, 2017

The global cybersecurity market for cars was estimated by Mordor Intelligence to grow to $1.1 billion by 2020 from $17 million in 2015.

“We see this notion of Karamba trying to prevent attacks as substantial progress on what exists today to detect attacks,” Paladin managing director Kenneth Minihan told Reuters.

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Inside Security (May 16th, 2017)

David Strom | May 16, 2017

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles announced $12M B round let by YL Ventures.

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TERM SHEET: RETAIL, PHARMA, REAL ESTATE, IMMIGRATION

Erin Griffith | May 16, 2017

Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based autonomous vehicles cybersecurity provider, raised $12 million in Series B funding. Existing investors YL Ventures and Fontinalis Partners co-led the round, and were joined by followed by GlenRock Israel, Paladin Capital Group, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Presidio Ventures, and Asgent.

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Karamba Security Closes $12M in Series B Financing

FINSMES | May 16, 2017

Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor, Michigan and Hod Hasharon, Israel-based provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, raised $12m in Series B funding.

The round was led by YL Ventures and Fontinalis Partners led the round, followed by GlenRock Israel and new strategic investors Paladin Capital Group, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Asgent, Inc.

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Israel car cyber firm Karamba raises money from Paladin, Liberty Mutual

Reuters | May 16, 2017

TEL AVIV, May 16 (Reuters) - Israeli startup Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity for connected and self-driving cars, said on Tuesday it raised $12 million, attracting first-time investment in Israel from Washington-based cyber-focused Paladin Capital.

Minihan, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and former director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said ransomware attacks such as those that occurred over the weekend would not be relevant to automobiles, which operate in their own network.

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Automotive Infosec Startup Karamba Snags $12M for Hack-Blocking Tech

Sarah Schmid Stevenson | May 16, 2017

There are conflicting opinions, even within Xconomy’s newsroom, about whether autonomous vehicles will be the game-changing technology the automotive industry hopes for. Yet, connected-car cybersecurity startup Karamba is moving full steam ahead—and its investors just doubled down with a new round of funding.

“Autonomous cars are being built, just not on a mass scale,” he says. “We see it coming very soon, maybe even 2018.”

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Karamba Security raises a $12 mln Series B

Mark Boslet | May 16, 2017

Karamba Security said it raised $12 million of Series B funding in a deal led by existing investors YL Ventures and Fontinalis Partners. The transaction was joined by existing investor GlenRock Israel and new investors Paladin Capital Group, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Presidio Ventures and Asgent.

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Israeli Technologies Lead The Way In Protecting Billions Of IoT Devices

Matt Hamblen | May 15, 2017

The WannaCry global ransomware attack crippled computer systems in 150 countries on Friday. Including manufacturers & car makers like Renault and Nissan.

Tal Ben David, vice president of Karamba Security responded, “… there should be alternatives to patching for devices like cars and widely dispersed internet of things,” … “A patching strategy would let hackers put lives at risk for months,” … “The only answer is to harden car or other life-risking IoT systems to their factory settings, which would secure those systems against attacks without relying on security patches.”

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New TLS client authentication is the filter around the device

Ali Raza | April 29, 2017

It’s common knowledge that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being hacked on a large scale and cyber criminals are turning them into a botnet that would then be used to launch DDoS attacks; finally a security solution may have arrived.

Karamba Security also agrees that we’re at the beginning of a new era, that will see more and more IoT devices used in everyday lives, and that layers of security like this that already compliments the existing security can never be a wrong thing.

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Karamba Security Recognizes Orbit as a complementary tool to maximize protection for automotive systems.

Steven Melendez | April 27, 2017

Security experts have long warned that the connected devices that make up the so-called internet of things are way too vulnerable to hack attacks. These gadgets—fridges, fitness trackers, thermostats, sleep monitors, your next piece of jewelry—are like the zombie soldiers of the internet, often poorly secured and easily vulnerable to the will of hackers. Small medical devices and industrial control systems can be manipulated to do serious harm, and smart home appliances can be hijacked to steal personal data or even spy on their owners, as owners of smart TVs vulnerable to CIA spy software recently learned from a WikiLeaks report.

Karamba Security, says it intends to use Orbit in conjunction with its own tools that seek out and block suspicious code, in order to maximize protection for automotive systems. “We view Cloudflare’s Orbit as a complementary solution that enables secure connectivity between the cars’ hardened controllers and the car company’s data center for trusted, over-the-air updates,” CEO Ami Dotan said in a statement.

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Demonstration on how to stop automotive & medical IoT hacks at ESEC 2017

Esol | April 26, 2017

Karamba Security, a provider of autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles and eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, have partnered to demonstrate how their integrated cybersecurity technology solutions can keep self-driving cars and medical IoT devices safe from hackers.

“With Karamba’s software embedded as part of eSOL’s eT-Kernel RTOS-based platform infection from malware is prevented, while allowing only good code to run,” explained Bob N. Ueyama, eSOL executive vice president. “This shows we can block external threats, preventing hacks to self-driving cars’ braking and steering systems and other critical safety functions. It will also deter remote attacks to medical IoT devices, including MRI scanners, X-Ray machines and insulin pumps,”.

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Israeli Technologies Lead The Way In Protecting Billions Of IoT Devices

Kirk D’Souza | April 11, 2017

As the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution gathers pace, we will soon be living in a world where virtually everything is connected to the internet and the cloud – cars, homes, televisions, coffee machines, and even our showers. “Even babies are controlled by the Internet,” Israeli cyber-security guru Gil Shwed said recently at Israel’s CyberTech conference, referring to a WiFi-enabled crib he had bought.

Another Israeli startup, Karamba Security, offers a cyber-security solution called Carwall, which secures a vehicle’s engine control unit by detecting and preventing all computer operations that deviate from the original factory settings of the unit.

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Karamba Security’s Autonomous Security Recognized With Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Award For Automotive New Product Innovation

aftermarketNews Staff | March 16, 2017

Frost & Sullivan has recognized Karamba Security, a provider of autonomous cybersecurity software for connected and autonomous vehicles, with the 2017 North American New Product Innovation Award for the Automotive Industry.

Industry leaders agree that tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles need to be secure against cybersecurity threats in a safe and predictable manner and, ultimately, to self-heal. Karamba’s Autonomous Security achieves that by autonomously hardening externally connected electronic control units (ECUs) and preventing hacker infiltration with zero false positives. Karamba’s innovative approach was recognized as unique and suitable to the industry’s intolerance to false positives, which mistakenly block legitimate vehicle commands, thereby introducing safety risks.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Karamba Autonomous Security with 2017 New Product Innovation Award in the Automotive Industry

Frost & Sullivan | March 15, 2017

Based on its recent annual analysis of the automotive market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Karamba Security with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Karamba’s embedded software protects original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs’) connected and autonomous vehicles from external and local hackers by hardening electronic control units (ECUs) that are open to external access through cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, internet or Bluetooth. Its autonomous security software eliminates the risk of false positives, does not require connectivity and protects the operational integrity of any ECU. Its automated sealing approach offers the automotive industry and other Internet of Things (IoT) solutions a tool to immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks.

“Karamba’s patent-pending software integration into the customer’s development environment automatically hardens the customer’s ECU against cyberthreats,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Consultant Sriram Venkatraman. “As it applies prevention that is based on the customer’s factory settings, it does not have to rely on malware signatures and therefore can prevent attacks without requiring malware signature updates. It automatically learns the factory settings and creates a security policy that detects and prevents deviations from those settings. This approach delivers zero-day protection across the protected product’s lifecycle.”

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Without a Car to Its Name, Israel Emerges as Auto Tech Superpower

Eliran Rubin | March 14, 2017

Over 100 local companies are developing technology for self-driving cars and forming ties with the world’s industry leaders. This week’s Intel-Mobileye deal is likely to spur even more growth. The main technologies of interest to the automotive industry involve computer chips, communication, big data and analytics, complex artificial intelligence capabilities and technology for neutralizing potential cyberthreats. Smart technologies are already available in most state-of-the-art vehicles, and every month thousands of cars with limited automated features are sold.

Car cybersecurity is another area in which Israeli companies are distinguishing themselves - most of the world’s car cybersecurity firms are now Israeli. Besides TowerSec, other big Israeli names in car cybersecurity is Karamba Security, which was founded in 2015 and is developing a product that will enable companies to protect their cars from threats from the Internet or via Bluetooth.

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Future of Automotive Security Technology Research releases secure vehicle manifesto

Brandon Lewis | February 13, 2017

The Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium – formerly the Automotive Security Review Board – has released a manifesto entitled “Toward Tomorrow’s ‘Organically Secure’ Vehicle.” The document is a declaration of FASTR’s intentions to enable industry-wide collaboration on automotive security through theoretical research and development aimed at developing systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the automotive supply chain to ensure trust in connected and autonomous vehicles.

“Amid evolving threats and growing scrutiny prompted by vehicle hacks and the spread of connected car technologies, automakers, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the National Highway and Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) are seeking innovative and preventative solutions for how to approach cybersecurity,” says Ami Dotan, Karamba Security’s CEO. “FASTR creates an environment that fosters collaboration and data exchange among the public and private sectors to drive toward a unified and global response to cyber hacks through the development of industry best practices, model response systems, protocols, vendor-neutral inputs to emerging standards and R&D resources.”

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Can FASTR speed up consumer confidence in autonomous cars?

Relaxnews | February 10, 2017

FASTR has published a manifesto which should be seen as a call to action and an invitation to all to combine their expertise and offer open-source, neutral solutions to what is going to be a growing threat.

“FASTR creates an environment that fosters collaboration and data exchange among the public and private sectors to drive toward a unified and global response to cyber hacks through the development of industry best practices, model response systems, protocols, vendor-neutral inputs to emerging standards and R&D resources,” said Ami Dotan, Karamba Security CEO and FASTR member.

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FASTR manifests open group for automotive security

Gilbert Shar | February 8, 2017

FASTR today released a security manifesto. Formerly called “Automotive Security Review Board” and founded by Aeris, Intel Security and Uber in 2016, FASTR seeks to enable innovation in automotive security through industry-wide collaboration on the actionable applied and theoretical R&D needed now to drive systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the entire supply chain and ensure trust in the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future.

FASTR today also announced two new members: Karamba Security, which provides zero false positive autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, and Rambus, which is dedicated to providing innovative automotive security solutions including tamper resistance and trusted provisioning services.

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Consortium Publishes Manifesto on Autonomous Vehicle Security

Tom Spring | February 8, 2017

Intel, Uber and IoT company Aeris have joined forces in an effort aimed at fostering industry cooperation when it comes to building safety features into autonomous vehicles and the systems that support them. Today the group, which goes by the name Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR), issued a manifesto explaining its intentions.

FASTR, formerly known as Automotive Security Review Board, was founded last year by charter members Aeris, Intel and Uber. Since then, the group has welcomed security firms Rambus and Karamba Security to its consortium. “We’d like to bring as many organizations into the fold as possible that represent the diverse technology underpinnings within the autonomous vehicle industry,” said Craig Hurst, executive director of FASTR and director, Industry Alliances and Marketing Transportation Solutions Division, at Intel.

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Automotive industry increasingly adopting biometric technologies

Justin Lee | February 8, 2017

In recent years, a handful of organizations have emerged in the smart car and semi-autonomous vehicle space to draw attention to automotive cybersecurity best practices including Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC), I Am The Cavalry and Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR).

FASTR — which comprises of Intel, Uber, Aeris, Rambus and Karamba Security — recently issued a manifesto that serves as a call to action to the autonomous vehicle industry to integrate security features, according to a report by Threat Post. “Autonomy promises to be one of the most significant safety mechanisms the world has ever built,” according to the manifesto. “But autonomy and security go hand in hand; autonomy and trust exist in equal measure.”

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8 companies that provide IoT security solutions

Techseen Bureau | January 20, 2017

According to a Gartner report released last year in November there were supposed to be 6.4 billion connected things in use worldwide, which is a 30% jump from 2015. It predicted that by the time we reach 2020 the world will be flooded by 20.8 billion connected things or IoT devices as 5.5 million new things will get connected every day. Let alone Internet of Things endpoint spending in the consumer sector which is predicted to reach $1,534 billion by 2020; the enterprise sector alone entailing cross industry and vertical specific will spend about $1477 billion on IoT by 2020. With an estimated 7.2 billion devices in 2020 in the enterprise sector and 13.5 billion in the consumer segment, standard PC security and anti-virus solutions will not be able to counter the challenges of cybersecurity threats on connected devices. Here is a list of companies that are currently providing security solutions and services for IoT and connected devices.

Karamba Security states that connected and autonomous cars can turn dangerous, as they may become targets for cyber attacks. Hackers can exploit external connectivity capabilities to take control of vehicles, endangering lives. Each car’s externally connected electronic control unit (ECU) represents a separate point of vulnerability to a cyber attack. If one ECU is compromised, it’s a gateway to every other ECU in the vehicle. To protect the lives of drivers, passengers and pedestrians, ECUs must be hardened against cyber attacks at all times. Karamba Security claims to offer Electronic Control Unit endpoint security to protect the connected car. The company hardens the connected Electronic Control Units within automobiles to protect them from cyber attacks and ensure the car’s safe, ongoing operations.

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Detroit leading way for mobility industry’s success

Laura Cassar | January 9, 2017

Eight years ago, Chris Thomas and a small team of entrepreneurs and business executives with a passion for automotive and technology founded Fontinalis Partners LLC. The Detroit-based venture capital firm was one of the world’s first focused on mobility, which is broadly defined as the intersection of autonomous and connected cars and infrastructure.

Ami Dotan, co-founder and CEO of Karamba Security, a Tel Aviv startup that offers cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry, received a call from Fontinalis shortly after raising $2.5 million in seed funding last spring. Fontinalis asked Dotan to visit; Dotan said he wasn’t necessarily looking for an investment. But he was impressed with the knowledge that Fontinalis had to offer. “It was a great surprise for us,” said Dotan. “People make the difference. We want smart people around our table.”

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Trucking Industry Gets a Glimpse of its Automated Future at CES 2017

Deanna Isaacs | January 6, 2017

The heavy- and light-duty trucking industries will benefit from the automated driving technologies rolling out of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Automated trucking innovators Peloton Technology and partner FEV North America Inc., a smart-vehicle technology business, are demonstrating so-called SAE Level 1 truck platooning technology, which allows tightly contained, digitally connected packs trucks to drive in formation to cut wind resistance and save fuel.

FEV, collaborated with Karamba Security, Infineon and GlobalSign for cyber security solutions. Karamba’s software combats malicious code and protects from external attacks, while Infineon and GlobalSign will bring security modules for enhanced authentication within the electronic control unit and AI computing systems.

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Software enables ECUs to protect themselves

CAN Newsletter Online| January 5, 2017

Karamba Security provides cyber-security solutions. In Las Vegas, the Israeli company demonstrated its software, which makes automotive ECUs secure against attacks of hackers.

The demonstration will take place during CES 2017 at FEV’s Bellagio Hotel suite. Karamba’s software enables electronic control units (ECUs) to autonomously protect themselves from hackers. Normally, attackers try to inject malicious messages designed to modify a vehicle’s behavior, either by a local or remote attack. The industry responded by trying to use network anomaly detection systems, also called Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), that monitor the CAN communication to detect anomalous messages, which may indicate an on-going attack.

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FEV North America, Inc. becoming one-stop shop for smart vehicle technology

FEV North America, Inc.| January 3, 2017

As the number and variety of communication technologies employed in connected vehicles continues to grow, the risk of a security breach increases profoundly. FEV is a leader in the development and testing of electronics systems and subsystems, and has created a comprehensive suite of services that make it a “one-stop shop” for design, development, testing, and deployment of cyber security and ADAS solutions, among other connected/smart vehicle technologies. Some of these technologies will be demonstrated at the company’s suite at the Bellagio Hotel during the CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 5 – 8, 2017.

Technology to be exhibited at the company’s 2017 CES Suite at the Bellagio in Las Vegas includes a cyber security solution for electronic control modules with partner Karamba Security. This demo will showcase FEV’s Connected Vehicle Gateway (CVGW) module hardware operating with the unique Karamba Security (Karamba) cyber security software solution for protection from cyber attacks. Karamba is a provider of autonomous cybersecurity software for connected and autonomous vehicles. Karamba’s embedded software products automatically harden the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected and autonomous cars, preventing hackers from manipulating and compromising those ECUs and hacking into the car. The solution demonstrated in FEV’s suite will provide protection from arbitrary code execution during in-memory and external attacks. The FEV-Karamba solution locks down factory settings and prevents in-memory attacks, as well as offers incident response capabilities. Other in-car cyber security solutions can trigger false positives, putting driver safety at risk. The FEV-Karamba solution hardens the ECU against cyber attacks and is immune to false positives.

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25 Cool Israeli Tech Companies To Watch In 2017

Abigail Klein Leichman | January 1, 2017

From medical devices to clean technologies, Israeli companies will unleash a host of unique products. Pioneering high-tech entrepreneur and investor Yossi Vardi tells ISRAEL21c that smart mobility solutions and drone technologies are two areas in which Israel will dominate this year.

Carmakers increasingly look to Israeli expertise to hack-proof their connected and autonomous vehicles. One of the newer players in this field is Karamba Security of Hod Hasharon, whose Carwall ECU security platform meets the goals set out in the US Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Karamba Aims to Prevent Autonomous Car Hacks Before They Happen

Sarah Schmid Stevenson | December 28, 2016

Not so many years ago, self-driving cars seemed like little more than science fiction—a cool idea, but too difficult to translate into practical, everyday use. But as autonomous vehicles come closer to becoming a reality, the question is not if, it’s when. However, there are still a few major challenges to overcome before driverless cars hit the road, and security looms as one of the largest.

Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor, MI-based startup with an R&D office in Israel, has developed software to address the autonomous security problem. The company refers to its software as the industry’s first security software expressly for autonomous vehicles and it’s designed to prevent hackers from exploiting security gaps by locking down the code that makes a connected car run.

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International cooperation needed to tackle Japan’s Achilles’ heel

Megan Lampinen | December 13, 2016

Cyber security is quickly becoming a global concern among automotive players, but not all markets are the same. Israeli company Karamba Security is one start-up company that has been growing at breakneck pace.

Karamba’s software products suite hardens the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected and autonomous cars and IoT devices, preventing hackers from manipulating them. Based in Israel, it recently signed a deal to distribute its products in Japan through a cooperation with Japanese network security specialist Asgent. But Japan is an unusual case. Many industry watchers have warned that it is particularly vulnerable to cyber crime, partly because of the economy’s high reliance on the Internet. High-profile hacking of the Japan Pension Service and police departments have shone a spotlight on the situation.

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Israeli startups deliver much-needed tech for self-driving cars

YL Ventures | December 10, 2016

Israel has no indigenous auto industry, but the country’s startup community is serious about autonomous vehicles and is producing a whole host of technologies to help make self-driving cars ready for market, as the infographic above shows.

TowerSec, soon to be under Samsung’s wing, was one of the first companies in this space. They approached autonomous vehicle cybersecurity in an enterprise framework, adapting IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems) technologies that protect IT networks. Newer players like Karamba Security seal ECUs according to their factory settings and block any intrusions or in-memory attacks that don’t comply with those settings.

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No Entry: 70+ Startups Securing IoT, Cars, And Critical Infrastructure In One Market Map

CB Insights | December 6, 2016

As internet-connected hardware proliferates, there’s been a corresponding rise in cyber security threats, with malicious hackers using these new digital entry points to infiltrate and disrupt systems. In turn, startups focused on securing the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are emerging as important players in the cybersecurity industry.

We used the CB Insights database to identify 78 private companies at the intersection of cybersecurity and connected hardware, which includes: critical infrastructure, mobile phones, connected devices, enterprise endpoints (defined as laptop computers, desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices connected to an enterprise-network), and connected cars. Not all of the categories in our map are mutually exclusive.

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Asgent to Introduce Autonomous Security to Protect Against Cyberattacks in Japan

Ken Briodagh | December 06, 2016

At a press conference held last week in Tokyo, Asgent, a Tokyo-based pioneer in network security and operations management solutions, announced that it has contracted with Karamba Security to introduce its Autonomous Security technology to the automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) markets in Japan.

“By reselling and distributing Karamba Security technology, Asgent is putting Japanese manufacturers at the leading edge of global efforts to protect vehicles and Internet of Things devices from cyberthreats,” said Takahiro Sugimoto, CEO and founder, Asgent. “Applications not only include the connected car but also smart home devices such as security systems and cameras monitoring a baby’s room to appliances and lighting. Each of these seemingly innocent devices could be turned into an attack vector if not properly protected. Asgent and Karamba take seriously the responsibility to save lives and preserve people’s safety.”

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VC Profile: Led by Bill Ford, Fontinalis Partners Looks to Drive Auto Industry Innovation

Cat Zakrzewski | November 28, 2016

Investors are betting recent developments in autonomous driving could upend the auto industry more in the next five years than in the decades since the Model T was introduced. Bill Ford is keeping his family’s name tied to innovation in the sector through Fontinalis Partners as technology companies increasingly go head-to-head with traditional auto manufacturers. The great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. co-founded the Detroit venture-capital firm to invest in what the firm calls “the future of mobility.”

Today Fontinalis has made about 25 investments across road, rail, autonomy, security, marine, biking, infotainment and drones. One of Fontinalis’s more recent investments is Karamba Security LLC, a cybersecurity company focused on cars. Chief Executive Ami Dotan said the firm first approached Karamba in March, and it led a $2.5 million Series A round that was announced in September.

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Ford Motor Opens Up About Its Investment Strategy

Kirsten Korosec | November 16, 2016

Ford doesn’t have its own venture capital arm. Instead the automaker is investing in RPM Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, and Fontinalis Partners, the Detroit-based VC co-founded by Ford executive chairman Bill Ford. A look at what startups RPM Ventures and Fontinalis Partners are backing as well as Ford’s more recent investments and partnership provides insight into what the automaker might target next.

Fontinalis is backing more than 20 startups, including the real-time traffic information and driver services company Inrix and NuTonomy, the autonomous vehicle software startup and MIT spinoff. Inrix is the same company that earlier this year acquired OpenCar, a software startup that built an in-car app platform that could challenge Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. NuTonomy launched a self-driving taxi service in Singapore earlier this year that the public—not just test engineers—can use. The company says it’s the first-ever public trial of a self-driving taxi service. Other Fontinalis-backed startups include Lyft, peer-to-peer car-sharing service Turo, Karamba Security, a company focused on protecting connected cars from cyber attacks, and Zendrive, which uses smartphone sensors to measure driver behavior.

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19 Internet of Things IoT Security Startups

Nanalyze | November 1, 2016

The recent DDoS attacks that were all over the news turned out to be caused by amateur hackers that used Internet of Things (IoT) devices to attack a company that provided key services to many popular websites. We talked about DDoS protection software as a possible solution but the real problem is that there are many unsecured IoT devices and we need a bigger focus on IoT security.

Founded in 2015, Israeli based startup Karamba Security just closed their Series A funding round of $5 million to develop an IoT Security solution called “Carwall” that targets the Electronic Control Units (ECUs) within automobiles and ensures that all cars are protected (not just autonomous cars). Vehicle software consists of tens of millions of lines of code and this domain is ripe for abuse. Since emerging out of stealth mode in April of this year, they have completed technology proof of concepts with several industry Tier-1 providers.

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Cybersecurity threat creates new breed of supplier

Katie Burke | October 17, 2016

Emerging hacking threats have created a cybersecurity market that is expected to “grow exponentially” in the next seven years and could hit $759 million in revenue by 2023, according to IHS Markit. Several companies, many based in Israel and launched by former military cyber defense experts, have emerged as demand for security services has risen. About 112 million vehicles on the road globally are connected, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks risking driver safety and privacy.

Karamba Security focuses on providing “deterministic” security, meaning that once its technology is embedded in a vehicle, no additional monitoring or updates will be needed.Though the automotive industry typically has moved slowly on new technology, Karamba Chairman David Barzilai said cybersecurity is one area where companies will be forced to move fast or face losing customers. “If manufacturers aren’t secure, their customers won’t trust them,” he said.

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The high stakes auto industry needs high stakes cyber security

Xavier Boucherat | October 11, 2016

Karamba Security suggests the ‘enterprise’ approach to cyber security may not be suitable for cars, particularly with passenger lives on the line.

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Fontinalis Partners leads USD2.5-million investment in Karamba Security

IHS Automotive | October 3, 2016

Company raised similar amount in seed funding in April this year.

Israel-based start-up Karamba Security raised USD2.5 million in Series A funding, the company said in a press release last week. The latest round of funding was led by the US-based venture capital firm Frontnalis Partners, with participation from the company’s existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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New security system for autonomous cars enables ECUs to protect themselves

ITS International | October 1, 2016

Karamba Security has launched autonomous security for connected and autonomous vehicles, which enables their electronic control units (ECUs) to protect themselves from hackers. This extension to the company’s Carwall ECU security platform enables automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the US Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Upstart bags $2.5m to help put the brakes on self-driving car hackers

John Leyden | September 30, 2016

Israeli car security startup Karamba Security has banked $2.5m in fresh investment, which it plans to use to extend its technology to autonomous vehicles. The tech will be geared towards protecting engine control units (ECUs) in robot cars from hackers and malware infections.

David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder at Karamba Security, told El Reg that the design of autonomous cars offers hackers even more ways to hack vehicles. “There is one interesting difference between autonomous cars and other cars, from [a] hacker’s point of view: To enable full autonomy, a car should have more externally connected electronic control units vs connected cars.”

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Fontinalis leads $2.5 million investment in Israeli firm

Tom Henderson | September 30, 2016

Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners LLC has led an investment of $2.5 million in Karamba Security, a company based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, that makes cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles.

“We’re delighted to have Fontinalis Partners as our newest investor,” said Ami Dotan, Karamba Security’s CEO and co-founder, in a press release. “As a fund dedicated to next-generation mobility solutions, they’ve seen every cybersecurity solution out there. Their investment in Karamba Security is a testament to our solutions.”

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New platform for autonomous cybersecurity

Stacey Jeffrey | September 29, 2016

Karamba Security announced Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles, which empowers their electronic control units (ECUs) to protect themselves from hackers. Autonomous Security, an extension to the company’s Carwall ECU security platform, enables automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Karamba Security Secures $2.5M in Funding

September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based developer of autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, secured $2.5m in funding round.

The round was led by Fontinalis Partners with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock. In conjunction with the funding, Chris Thomas, a founder and partner at Fontinalis Partners, will join Karamba’s board.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to develop the platform.

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Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep self-driving cars safe from hackers

Lora Kolodny | September 29, 2016

A cybersecurity startup based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Karamba Security, has raised $2.5 million in new Series A funding to protect internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles from hackers.

Fontinalis Partners, a venture firm that is focused on mobility and transportation-related technologies, led the investment joined by Karamba’s earlier seed backers YL Ventures and GlenRock.

Karamba has also released an extension to its “autonomous security” product suite.

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Karamba Security grabs $2.5 mln

Iris Dorbian | September 29, 2016

Michigan and Israeli-based Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has raised $2.5 million in funding. Fontinalis Partners led the round with participation from return backers YL Ventures and GlenRock. In addition to the funding, Chris Thomas, a founder and partner at Fontinalis Partners, has been added to Karamba’s board.

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Karamba Security ensures autonomous cars against cyberattacks; raises $2.5M in funding

Karamba Security explains that its Autonomous Security technology allows any car’s ECU to protect itself from cyberattacks

Sharmistha Mukherjee | September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, an autonomous cybersecurity solutions provider today announced Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles. The solution is designed to empower the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected cars to protect them from hackers.

The company claims that Autonomous Security is an extension of its Carwall ECU security platform, that enables automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Karamaba Advances Autonomous Car Security, Raises New Funding

Karamba adds new in-memory attack prevention capabilities to its Carwall security platform with the goal of limiting vehicle security risks.

Sean Michael Kerner | September 29, 2016

Vehicle security vendor Karamba Security today announced new features for autonomous car security as well as a new $2.5 million round of funding.

Total funding to date for Karamba now stands at $5 million from investors including Fontinalis Partners, YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Karamba Security Announces Strategic Investment from Fontinalis Partners

September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, a company that develops industry-leading autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has secured an investment from Fontinalis Partners, a firm solely focused on investing in and scaling technology companies that are advancing next-generation mobility solutions. Fontinalis Partners led the $2.5 million round, with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Karamba Security, a company that develops autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has secured an investment from Fontinalis Partners.

Private Equity Wire | September 29, 2016

Fontinalis Partners led the USD2.5 million round, with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Term Sheet — Thursday, September 29

Dan Primack | September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, an Israel-based developer of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has raised $2.5 million in new VC funding. Fontinalis Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers GlenRock and YL Ventures.

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Israeli startup says its new software would have prevented Tesla hack

Karamba raised another $2.5M in a series A1 funding round

Lucas Mearian | September 29, 2016

Israeli startup Karamba Security today announced a new product for securing the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected and self-driving vehicles that it said could have prevented a recent Tesla hack.

Karamba’s Carwall software uses a vehicle’s factory software settings to discover noncompliant code in a car’s ECUs and automatically creates security policies in real time to block the code.

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Israeli car cyber security co Karamba raises $2.5m

Carwall, the Hod Hasharon company’s software, secures vehicles from cyberattacks by locking down electronic control units.

September 29, 2016

Israeli startup Karamba Security, which develops cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has closed a $2.5 million financing round. The investmenmt was led by Fontinalis Partners with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Fontinalis invests in driverless car cybersecurity firm

Michael Martinez | September 29, 2016

Romulus — Fontinalis Partners LLC, the venture capital firm founded by Bill Ford Jr., announced Thursday an investment in an Israel-based company that develops cybersecurity systems for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Karamba Security, headquartered in Hod Hasharon, Israel, said Fontinalis led its latest $2.5 million round of funding, which also included existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Detroit’s Fontinalis Partners Leads $2.5M Investment Round in Vehicle Security Company

Emma Klug | September 29, 2016

With participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock, Fontinalis Partners, a Detroit-based capital venture firm, led a $2.5 million strategic investment round in Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor-based company that provides cyber security services for connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Autonomous security for cars

Karamba Security has released Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles, a solution that empowers electronic control units (ECUs) to protect themselves from hackers and which the company claims would have blocked the recent Tesla-type hacks.

Julien Happich | September 29, 2016

Autonomous Security is an extension to the company’s Carwall ECU security platform, enabling automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars. Cyberattacks can only infiltrate a car by compromising the externally-connected ECUs controlling infotainment, navigation and OBDII telematics dongles, for example. Karamba Security’s Autonomous Security technology allows any car’s ECU to protect itself from this threat by automatically locking it down to the ECU’s factory settings. The ECU then blocks operations that aren’t part of its factory settings, with a negligible performance impact, which prevents hackers from accessing the car’s safety systems and commandeering them. This deterministic decision is made locally on the ECU. Autonomous Security doesn’t require the ECU to be connected to protect itself, nor does it need anti-malware updates.

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An Israeli Tech Company Is Trying To Protect Our Cars From Being Hacked

Wayne Duggan | September 29, 2016

Israeli automotive security company Karamba Security has announced the launch of Autonomous Security, a major edition to the company’s current Carwall electronic control unit (ECU) auto security platform. Karamba’s Autonomous Security will be aimed at helping auto technology companies meet the autonomous vehicle safety goals laid out by the Department of Transportation.

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Karamba Security Carwall platform enhanced with automated ECU lockdown feature for connected, autonomous cars

Brandon Lewis | September 29, 2016

HOD HASHARON, ISRAEL and DETROIT, MI. Karamba Security has announced Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles, an extension of its Carwall electronic control unit (ECU) security platform that enables the ECUs of any car to automatically lock down and reset to factory settings in the presence of cyber threats or malicious code. The Carwall Autonomous Security suite also introduces in-memory protection capability for ECUs to defend against memory-based attacks such as buffer overrun and return-oriented programming.

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US Issues Federal Security Guidance on Self-Driving Cars

Tara Seals | September 21, 2016

In its most comprehensive statement yet on autonomous vehicles, the US Department of Transportation has issued a 15-point set of federal safety assessment guidelines covering issues like cybersecurity, black box recordings and how a vehicle would deal with potential ethical conundrums.

The move is timely: Navigant Research projects that by 2020, 25% of shipped cars will support different levels of autonomy, growing to 44% of all shipped cars in 2025. “These levels, established by the NHTSA and SAE, range from braking and acceleration to auto sensing cars and changing lanes to complete autonomy with the car controlling all safety-critical functions through the entire trip,” said David Barzilai, Karamba Security chairman and co-founder, via email.

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US gets federal guidelines for safe deployment of self-driving cars

Help Net Security | September 21, 2016

The policy sets a proactive approach to providing safety assurance and facilitating innovation through four key parts. Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies. Model state policy delineates the Federal and State roles for the regulation of highly automated vehicle technologies as part of an effort to build a consistent national framework of laws to govern self-driving vehicles.

David Barzilai, Karamba Security chairman and co-founder, believes that the DOT guidelines for self-driving cars are timely. “Navigant Research projects that by 2020, 25% of shipped cars will support different levels of autonomy, growing to 44% of all shipped cars in 2025. These levels, established by the NHTSA and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), range from braking and acceleration to auto sensing cars and changing lanes to complete autonomy with the car controlling all safety-critical functions through the entire trip,” he noted.

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The federal self-driving vehicles policy has finally been published

JONATHAN M. GITLIN | September 21, 2016

On Monday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency published its long-awaited Federal Automated Vehicles Policy. NHTSA is the part of the US government responsible for regulating the vehicles we drive, and it’s broadly in favor of self-driving technology given the potential to reduce the death toll on the nation’s roads. That toll, by the way, nudged above 35,000 in 2015 (up almost 8 percent on the previous year). The new document includes both a performance guidance (as opposed to regulation) for automated vehicles as well as a model policy for individual states to follow. As is the case with new federal government policies, the document is open for public comment for the next 60 days.

The focus on cybersecurity went down well with David Barzilai, chairman of Karamba Security. “It is not a simple task, but it is absolutely critical, as preventing the attack is even more important than detecting the attack,” he said in a statement. “The industry must stop hackers before they ever succeed to penetrate into cars due to the sheer scale of fatalities and property damage that could result from cyberattacks on cars.”

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Protecting cars from cyberattacks

Tim Starks | September 21, 2016

HERE IN MY CAR, I FEEL SAFEST OF ALL — A major auto manufacturer is cautiously optimistic about new Transportation Department cybersecurity recommendations on self-driving vehicles released Tuesday. “We’re still going through the nitty-gritty details,” said Andy York, executive director of federal affairs for GM, but “generally speaking we see that as a very positive development.” The newly released guidance suggests that companies disclose vulnerabilities as quickly as possible. One key element, York said, is that it recommends that states — several of which are contemplating legislation on autonomous vehicles — stay away from regulating safety and technology. “We think that will be useful in providing some uniformity across states,” said York, speaking Tuesday at an event hosted by Center Forward, a nonprofit organization that seeks centrist solutions to policy debates. York also commended the Obama administration for consulting with industry in developing the guidance.

Security experts praised DOT for emphasizing a focus on security from the start of the automotive-design process. “The DOT guidelines indicate the need for cybersecurity best practices and call upon industry technology companies and the car manufacturers to share knowledge and create them,” David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of car-security firm Karamba, said in a statement. “DOT expects such best practices to be embedded in the designs of the autonomous cars.”

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Hackers crack Tesla CAN Bus, DoT issues policy for securing connected car

Robert Abel | September 20, 2016

For the first time ever, researchers claimed they were able to crack into Tesla’s CAN Bus to achieve remote control of the electric car, meanwhile the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) issued new policy concerning automated vehicles. Keen Security Lab researchers discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in Tesla firmware which allowed them to open the sunroof, turn on the blinkers, move the seat, hack into the center counsel display screen and dashboard display, open doors without a key, control windshield wipers, fold side mirrors, open the trunk, and engage braking system, according to a Sept. 19 YouTube video demonstration of the attacks.

The DoT guidelines indicate the need for cybersecurity best practices and call upon industry technology companies and the car manufacturers to share knowledge and create them, Karamba Security Chairman and Co-founder David Barzilai told SCMagazine.com via emailed comments. Barzilai said the DoT expects that best practices should be embedded in the designs of the autonomous cars and that leading car companies and providers have already started to create internal methods for hardening cars against hackers.

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Karamba’s Carwall thwarts mass hacks

ITS International | September 13, 2016

Karamba Security’s Carwall software is said to prevent ‘mass hacks’ of vehicles’ on-board systems including those for connected and autonomous driving. Carwall sits in the vehicle ECUs and ‘learns’ the factory settings. If hackers breach the manufacturer’s cyber security and tries to infect the ECUs of in-service vehicles, Karamba’s software detects the impending change to factory settings and blocks activation.

David Barzilai, the company’s chairman and co-founder, said with tens of millions of lines of code in car software, it is impossible to guarantee all security bugs are eliminated. Carwall does not stop a hacker exploiting a security bug to transmit malware to a vehicle’s ECUs but it does prevent that malware being activated.

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Autonomous cars to have ‘thousands of security risks’

Sam Sheehan | September 12, 2016

Autonomous cars will provide hackers with hundreds of thousands of security risks to take advantage of because of the masses of code needed to run their systems.

According to David Barzilai, founder and chairman of coding expert Karamba Security, the first truly autonomous vehicles will run using hundreds of millions of lines of code. This will leave hackers with masses of vulnerable software that can be hacked into in order to take control. Barzilai explained that current top-end luxury vehicles with partial autonomous technology, such as the BMW 7 Series and Volvo XC90, already have about one hundred million lines of code. As this technology advances, so too will the number of opportunities for hackers and criminals to break into digital systems.

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The game has changed: 13 security startups to follow on Twitter

John P. Mello Jr. | August 26, 2016

While the IPO market for information security companies has been fallow in recent months, startups continue to attract cash. Sure, there’s plenty of hype—there always is—but there are some interesting ideas out there, too, ideas that can help slow the daily tattoo of bad news about data breaches and ransomware jackpots for hackers. Here is a baker’s dozen of cybersecurity startups worth paying attention to by following them on Twitter.

As more and more automobiles jack into the Internet, the potential for hackers to hijack a vehicle through its internal computer systems continues to increase. Karamba Security, recently picked by Forbes Israel as one of that nation’s top 10 most promising cybersecurity companies, has an offering that “hardens” a vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU) from external attacks. The ECU is used by vehicles for communication with external sources of data, such as the Internet, Wi-Fi networks, and Bluetooth devices. With Karamba, which recently received $2.5 million in seed funding from YL Ventures and private investment company GlenRock, an automaker can embed in the ECU detection and enforcement capabilities to ensure that only permitted code and function calls are run on the unit. Karamba also blocks foreign code from executing on the ECU as well as in-memory attacks—all without any false alarms.

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Auto Cybersecurity Dissected: Who, Where & What

Junko Yoshida | August 25, 2016

MADISON, Wis. — Thanks to the Jeep hack that led to Chrysler’s recall of 1.4 million vehicles last year, car OEMs today see automotive cybersecurity as a real-world problem that could ravage their bottom line. This change in perception, compared with just a year ago, is seismic. Their subsequent cry for help has fueled a mad dash among a slew of startups such as Karamba Security, VisualThreats, and others, all of them pitching automotive cybersecurity technology solutions.

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Car technology of the future

Joe Finnerty | August 16, 2016

Car hacking has never been more of a problem, with a heap of electronics loaded on to vehicles making it easier for criminals to tamper with internal computers. David Barzilai, executive chairman of Karamba Security, said he hears of another case “every couple of weeks”. He added: “The Jeep Cherokee incident [where researchers hacked the vehicle, controlling everything up to the accelerator] made people aware it can be done.” An FBI warning in March advised users to keep up with service schedules for fixes, too. Getting inside a car’s ECU is as easy as loading a virus CD. New research presented at the USENIX security conference this week revealed that there is a critical weakness in vehicles that could enable an attacker to unlock and start a car remotely. The research was conducted by computer science researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

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Hack of Keyless Entry Systems Put 100M VWs at Risk

Sean Michael Kerner | August 12, 2016

One hundred million Volkswagen vehicles are allegedly at risk after researchers reveal weaknesses in wireless key security, but those aren’t the only vehicles at risk. New research presented at the USENIX security conference this week revealed that there is a critical weakness in vehicles that could enable an attacker to unlock and start a car remotely. The research was conducted by computer science researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

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Presentations show the auto industry needs to shore up cars’ security

Kacy Zurkus | August 11, 2016

Once again automotive cybersecurity researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek hacked into a Jeep Cherokee and showed that they can take control of the car steering wheel and brakes— but this time at high speeds, not low speeds (self-parking mode) as they did in July 2015. This year’s Black Hat conference also offered a “Car Hacking–Hands on” training with Robert Leale, founder of CanBusHack. For a few years, the auto industry has been under fire, motivating manufacturers to focus more on security. That’s one reason why connected car vulnerabilities has been a notable event at major conferences. In its endeavors to build stronger security, the industry at large has invested extensive resources into researching and educating practitioners.

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Bug bounty moving mainstream, but not without criticism

Megan Lampinen | July 20, 2016

FCA US has become the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce a public bug bounty programme, following in the footsteps of Tesla and General Motors. These programmes offer outside computer researchers the opportunity to search for cyber security vulnerabilities, usually for a reward. Some industry players believe that bug bounties by themselves won’t provide sufficient protection from malware. “Bug bounties are not enough,” said Karamba Security CoFounder David Barzilai. Karamba approaches cyber protection from a different angle. Its Carwall solution doesn’t promise to eradicate software bugs but it does promise that bug cannot be exploited. An automated security solution for engine control units (ECUs), it integrates into a specific software development environment and automatically seals the software against cyber attacks.

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Bug bounties and automotive firewalls: Dealing with the car hacker threat

Jonathan M. Gitlin | July 14, 2016

As we have seen in the past couple of years, car hacking is becoming an ever-greater threat. Many of the systems in our vehicles—and the standards to which they were designed—predate the connected car era. And so computerized vehicle systems lack some of the basic kinds of security that we would otherwise expect as default given the ramifications of a hack. The car-hacking problem gained widespread attention in July 2015, when hackers revealed that 1.4 million Chrysler and Dodge vehicles were vulnerable to an exploit—via the car’s infotainment system—that could allow a malicious hacker to take over control of the vehicles’ throttle, brakes, and even steering.

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Your average car is a lot more code-driven than you think

Bob O’Donnell | June 28, 2016

The growing interest in smart and connected cars is getting tangible, both for car buyers and car makers, just as they get more complicated — a lot more complicated. In fact, to really appreciate both the value of the car-related technologies that are being offered now, as well as what’s possible in the not-to-distant future, it helps to have a basic understanding of how modern cars function.

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Hacking Cars Getting Easier and More Dangerous

Robert Siciliano CSP | June 24, 2016

If your car is in any way connected to the Internet, it can get hacked into. You know it’s only a matter of time before hackers begin infiltrating motor vehicles in droves, being that vehicles are plagued with hundreds to thousands of security vulnerabilities.

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From Stealth to Spotlight: Karamba Security Named to Forbes Israel ‘10 Most Promising Cybersecurity Companies’ List

Guy Finkelstein | June 14, 2016

Karamba Security has been selected by Forbes Israel as one of Israel’s Top 10 Most Promising Cybersecurity Companies — a distinction made even more significant in a nation with more cyber companies per capita than anywhere in the world, and having only exited stealth two months earlier, in April 2016. Karamba enables car companies and Tier 1 system providers to protect their connected automobiles from cyberthreats by hardening Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that are open to external access (via the internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.), so they can’t be used by hackers to infiltrate the car’s network and launch attacks.

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Securing new and existing connected cars against cyberattacks

Tom Austin-Morgan | June 10, 2016

Karamba Security has released Carwall, in-car security software that automatically secures connected cars against cyberattacks. Carwall software keeps connected cars safe by sealing the car’s controller software, so it can immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks from exploiting the car controller’s software security vulnerabilities.

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Securing your car from cyberattacks is becoming a big business

Lucas Mearian | June 9, 2016

A modern car has dozens of computers with as much as 100 million lines of code – and for every 1,000 lines there are as many as 15 bugs that are potential doors for would-be hackers.

With vehicles becoming more automated and connected to the Internet, to other cars and even roadway infrastructure, the number of potential intrusion points is growing exponentially, according to Navigant Research.

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Karamba Carwall: Cyber security for connected cars

Karamba Security’s automated sealing approach offers the automotive industry a tool to immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks

Techseen Bureau | June 9, 2016

Karamba Security, that provides electronic control unit (ECU) endpoint security to protect the connected car has launched Carwall, an in-car security software that automatically secures connected cars against cyber-attacks. Announced at the TU Automotive Detroit Conference and Exhibition this year, Carwall keeps connected cars safe by sealing the car’s controller software, so it can immediately detect and prevent cyber-attackers from exploiting the car controller’s software security bugs.

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Attacks or No, Security Firms Race to Connected Vehicle Market

Paul | June 8, 2016

Cyber attacks on automobiles are all-but-unknown, but that isn’t stopping a slew of established technology firms and venture-funded start-ups from betting that security tools that make connected vehicles safe from hacking is the market to be in.

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Automotive Security Software Seeks to Prevent Cyberattacks in the Connected Car

Peter Brown | June 7, 2016

Karamba Security has introduced its Carwall in-security software platform targeted at keeping vehicles safe from cyberattacks looking to exploit security bugs inside a connected car.

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Researchers Hack Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Eduard Kovacs | June 6, 2016

Researchers from UK-based penetration testing and security services firm Pen Test Partners discovered that the mobile applications for the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) are plagued by vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers to remotely control some of the car’s features.

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The Latest Security Threat Could Be Hiding in Your Car

But there are ways to protect against it

David Barzilai | June 4, 2016

Have you ever watched a thrilling movie scene, where fear grips a driver who realizes he’s no longer in control of his car, but rather in the clutches of some far-off villain who has taken over? Ever wonder if it could actually happen? It turns out that with today’s connected cars, it’s not just a far-fetched plot dreamed up by an imaginative screenwriter, but a real possibility.

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Apple, Chinese rideshare deal heats up race for tech-smart cars

Alexandria Sage and Julia Love | May 13, 2016

Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) $1 billion investment in Chinese ride sharing company Didi Chuxing intensifies a race to acquire technology, talent and market access in a rapidly evolving global personal transportation market.

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Are You Ready for Firewall Protection for Your Car?

THE INTERNET-CONNECTED CARS WILL REQUIRE FIREWALL PROTECTION AND SOME COMPANIES ARE ALREADY PROVIDING IT

Uzair Amir | April 13, 2016

The Internet has invaded most of the things in our world and its scope is broadening day by day. This time, it is our vehicles that will be receiving a digital boost.

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Israeli startup looks to secure connected cars from hackers

BI Intelligence | April 12, 2016

Israeli startup Karamba Security unveiled a security system for connected cars this past week, along with announcing $2.5 million in funding from capital venture firms. The system helps ensure that hackers can’t run malicious code on connected car systems like infotainment systems, GPS tracking devices, and roadside assistance programs like OnStar, according to cnbc.

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The week in security: IoT threat can be managed; FBI becomes iPhone hacking supplier

David Braue (CSO Online) | April 11, 2016

Security is still seen as the biggest obstacle to embracing hybrid cloud environments as concerns over skills and resources surfaced in a recent survey. Little wonder, since security issues can affect anything — whether it’s the massive Panama Papers data leak or even hacked routers and PABX systems, the latest victims in a series of attacks over the Easter long weekend.

The Internet of Things (IoT), in particular, has been maligned for its potential security risks. HP, among others, has been working to tighten up controls on unmanaged printers while startup Karamba Security is focused on securing the internals of car control systems.

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Tech News to Use: Startup Drives IoT Security for Cars

Dom Nicastro | April 11, 2016

Connected cars are potential game-changers for the automotive industry. But what happens if a hacker penetrates a car powered by Internet of Things (IoT) technology?

Attackers can infiltrate and take control over car systems, even killing a car’s engine as it drives. Tel Aviv-based Karamba Security came out of stealth mode to jump on the opportunity to block these types of hackers. It launched its in-car security platform.

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Your car’s computers might soon get malware protection

Lucian Constantin | April 8, 2016

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STARTUP WILL FOCUS ON AUTO CYBERSECURITY

Karamba Security, an auto cybersecurity startup company, raised $2.5 million to keep the connected cars safe from hacker attacks.

Vlad Tverdohleb | April 8, 2016

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Karamba Security Wants Its Antivirus Ware on Cars Before They Leave the Lot

The company has secured $2.5 million in funding.

William Hoffman | April 8, 2016

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Karamba Security Raises $2.5 Million To Keep Hackers Out Of Connected Cars

April 8, 2016

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Karamba brings cybersecurity to the automotive market for connected cars

White hat hackers proved that it’s possible to attack a car in motion. Karamba Security has an embedded security solution that prevents tampering

Linda Musthaler | April 8, 2016

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$2.5M SEED ROUND FOR ISRAELI STARTUP TO SECURE CAR ECUS

Israeli startup Karamba Security has received $2.5 million in seed funding from YL Ventures and from GlenRock, Leon Recantai’s private investment company, to commercialize a purpose-built ECU endpoint solution that protects a car’s externally connected devices.

Julien Happich | April 8, 2016

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Israeli Karamba Security raises $2.5M seed to secure connected cars

Karamba aims to tackle a new angle in the field of automotive cyber security

Gabriel Avner | April 7, 2016

Israel-based Karamba Security announced on Thursday that they have closed their seed stage funding round with $2.5 million in new financing. Investors from this round were cyber security-focused YL Ventures and GlenRock, Leon Recanati’s private equity investment firm.

The company was co-founded in 2015 by Chairman David Barzilai, CEO Ami Dotan, CTO Assaf Harel, and VP R&D Tal Ben David. The team is a mix of hardcore security and business, with backgrounds in companies like Check Point, Rafael, Jinko Solar, and Voltaire just to name a few.

Karamba aims to tackle a new angle in the field of automotive cyber security. As cars become more connected with systems like GPS, multimedia, telecommunications and others, they have been found to be vulnerable to hackers.

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Your next car will need a firewall

Martin Bryant | April 7, 2016

As our cars become increasingly connected to the internet, and eventually drive themselves, we’re going to want them to be rock-solid secure. The recent Chrysler exploit and FBI warning both highlighted just how vulnerable our vehicles can be to malicious hackers.

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Your car’s computers might soon get malware protection

Karamba Security’s technology detects and prevents malware from running on a car’s computers

Lucian Constantin | April 7, 2016

Modern cars contain tens of specialized computers that control everything from infotainment functions to steering and brakes. The pressing need to protect these computers from hackers will likely open up a new market for car-related software security products.

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Who’s Winning the Race to Secure Connected Cars?

Autumn Foster | April 7, 2016

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This start-up wants to secure your connected car

Ari Levy | April 7, 2016

Few things are more frightening than the image of an evil genius hacking into a connected car, taking control of the steering wheel and remotely stepping on the gas.

And yet with automobiles increasingly morphing into speeding 2-ton computers, the threat is very real. In July, two hackers proved to Wired Magazine they could break into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee while it was on the highway. That led Jeep parent Chrysler to recall 1.4 million Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Chrysler brand vehicles.

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Startup Karamba mit neuer Sicherheitslösung

Ulrich Hottelet | April 7, 2016

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Startup Aims to Make Auto Cybersecurity Ironclad

Ben Miller | April 7, 2016

If hackers infiltrate a government database, they might take somebody’s Social Security number. If they were to infiltrate a self-driving car, they might take a person’s life.

That idea is still very much an obstacle in the way of autonomous vehicles, even as manufacturers boast of improving technology and four-year deployment deadlines. It’s the subject of a legislative push in Congress, and it was a big sticking point in March when a Senate committee met with companies trying to develop self-driving cars.

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Security pros rev up tools to lock down cars

Karamba is one of several companies trying to keep bad guys out of your car’s software. If the security firms get it right, you won’t have to worry about your car getting hacked.

Laura Hautala | April 7, 2016

A hack that crashes your software is bad enough. A hack that crashes your car takes it to a whole new level.

David Barzilai and Karamba, his Israel-based cybersecurity company, want to prevent that scenario from playing out at any speed. So he’s selling a tool that installs antihacking technology into chip-bearing auto parts before they hit the assembly line.

“If indeed we are successful – if all hacks are blocked – then [you] don’t have to worry,” said Barzilai, who is executive chairman and a co-founder of Karamba.

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Neighbour sick of you parking in his driveway? You’d better hack-proof your car

Do it before l33t hacker next door fills with rage, begins typing

John Leyden | April 7, 2016

Car security startup Karamba Security has emerged from stealth with $2.5m in funding and a plan to revamp in-car security.

Karamba has developed a technology that hardens the externally-facing electronic control unit (ECU) of cars in order to defend against hack attacks. The software is designed to protect a car’s externally connected components, identifying attack attempts and blocking exploits from infiltrating the vehicle’s network via the internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other connections.

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Karamba Security raises $2.5M to protect cars from hackers

The company protects a car’s externally connected components by identifying attack attempts

Steven Loeb | April 7, 2016

Cars are becoming more connected, with Internet, connections to cell networks, Bluetooth, and WiFi. On top of that, you have the driverless car, which is coming closer and closer to being a reality. According to Gartner, within four years there will be a quarter of a billion connected cars.

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Karamba Security Raises $2.5M Seed For Car-Safety

Chinmay Bidkar | April 7, 2016

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Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars

Lora Kolodny | April 7, 2016

GPS navigation. Entertainment systems that offer streaming music. Bluetooth door locks. As vehicles are increasingly connected to the internet, they also become vulnerable to hacker attacks.

Now, a Tel Aviv-based startup called Karamba Security has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to bring cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry.

According to Karamba co-founder David Barzilai, the startup’s technology can head off hackers at the pass by “hardening” the controllers, or small computers, within a vehicle that are externally-connected.

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Karamba Security Emerges From Stealth to Protect Cars From Hackers

Karamba Security, a company specializing in solutions designed to protect connected cars from cyberattacks, has come out of stealth mode with $2.5 million raised in seed funding.

Eduard Kovacs | April 7, 2016

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Karamba Security Emerges From Stealth Mode to Protect Connected Cars From Cyber Attacks

April 7, 2016

DETROIT & TEL AVIV, Israel April 7, 2016; Karamba Security announced today that it is coming out of stealth mode to launch its unique approach to in-car security.

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Karamba Developing Connected Car Cyber Security Systems

BCNET STAFF | April 7, 2016

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Israeli auto cybersecurity co Karamba raises $2.5m

Karamba founders: The auto industry realizes the need.

Idan Rabi | April 7, 2016

The vision of an automatic car is becoming a reality. Google employees in Silicon Valley can already send their kids to kindergarten in a driver-less car. Because of regulatory requirements, a person sits in the driver’s seat, but he does not actually touch the wheel or the brakes; he is there merely as backup.

The change in the auto market, which is part of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, is making cars smart. New cars are equipped with dozens of small computers, and are connected to the Internet in order to receive information.

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