Karamba Security collaborates with Ficosa to secure smart mobility against cyberattacks

Karamba Security revealed that Ficosa is partnering with Karamba Security to harden its Telematics Control Unit (TCU) and keep vehicles protected from cyberattacks when communicating with the internet. Ficosa, through Onboard Ventures, its Open Innovation initiative, has identified Karamba Security’s Carwall solution as a hardening software that is integrated into the vehicle Electronic Control Units (ECU’s), without disrupting the development process or delay the vehicle’s time to market.

Karamba Security’s software prevents in-memory cyberattacks, by hardening the ECU’s according to developers’ intentions and prevents unauthorized deviations from factory settings. Karamba’s software introduces Control Flow Integrity (CFI) which is embedded in Ficosa’s development process, not relying on source code, with negligible runtime performance impact.

Having secure, hardened ECU’s is a differentiator for Ficosa, offering out-of-the-box, automatically secured, ECU’s. With Karamba’s Embedded Runtime Integrity solution, Ficosa will propose self-protected ECU’s to its OEM customers that will prevent cyberattacks, without false positive alerts or major investments in costly data analytics and security updates.

“We are happy to offer hardened ECU’s to our customers to prevent cyberattacks that target our products. As a manufacturer, we were impressed with Karamba’s prevention solution, negligible overheads and seamless integration required,” said Edouard Rozan, Managing Director at Onboard Ventures (Ficosa International). “Karamba’s Embedded Runtime Integrity technology is the best match, in terms of security and performance, to our needs for in-vehicle cybersecurity.”

“We are excited to partner with Ficosa, a leading top-tier global provider, to harden their ECU’s of choice. This successful relationship proves that Carwall-based hardening offers superior security with negligible performance impact and ease of integration that is unique to our patented technological approach to CFI,” said Ami Dotan, Karamba Security’s CEO. “Working with Ficosa allows Karamba to secure the automotive industry future as it evolves to Smart Mobility.”

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