TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus Cyber Security, the world's largest independent automotive cyber security company, today announced further expansion of its In-Vehicle Network Protection suite with its new groundbreaking ECU Fingerprinting technology. This technology makes it much harder for hackers to perform successful cyber-attacks on vehicles. For the first time, it is now possible to identify and trace to their source messages that were maliciously initiated by an unauthorized or wrong electronic control unit (ECU). Tests have shown this technology to be highly accurate at identifying malicious messages with zero false positives.
This exceptional ability, which examines the physical attributes of an ECU is currently unparalleled in the automotive industry and is further testament to how Argus, through its award-winning cyber research team, is enabling secure connectivity in automobiles. ECU Fingerprinting pinpoints a malicious message and the ECU that triggered it. This vital information was to date unattainable due to the nature of the communication protocol in the in-vehicle network. "We are very excited about collaborating with our OEM and Tier 1 customers as well as with our partners to bring this revolutionary technology to market," explained Yaron Galula, Co-Founder and CTO of Argus. "Combined with our existing solutions, this latest technology will further improve detection accuracy, radically reduce false positive rates, and shorten the time and effort during deployment. Its implementation will substantially increase the difficulty for hackers to wage a successful cyber-attack. All of these benefits make it cost-effective when compared with other tools that protect against messages coming from an unauthorized ECU such as secure on-board communications, which is based on message authentication. This all adds up to incredible gains for our customers and motorists alike."