Rainer Knirsch


Telekom partners with specialist from Israel in car cyber security

  • Continental and Telekom protect cars from attackers
  • Argus Cyber Security is Israeli security specialist
  • Bodyguard planned for networked vehicles

T-Systems and Argus Cyber Security, an independent subsidiary of the technology company Continental, will work together on cyber defense for cars. This was announced by the companies at the Hanover Industrial Trade Fair. T-Systems is planning a Security Operations Center specializing in vehicles (Automotive SOC). The company announced this in mid-March. With Argus the company is now bringing an important partner on board.

The Israeli automotive cyber security specialist has a highly developed Information and Event Management System (SIEM) for cars as well as in-vehicle solutions. Car manufacturers (OEMs) and fleet operators use it to identify anomalies for connected vehicles. Attacks from the Internet are increasing rapidly. T-Systems CEO Adel Al-Saleh says: "We are currently seeing a new peak of 32 million daily attacks on our systems. Attackers don't stop in front of our cars either. The connected vehicle needs a digital bodyguard and real-time cyber defense."

Robust solution for protecting vehicles

"We are delighted that Argus and T-Systems are working together to develop a comprehensive and robust solution for cyber security in the automotive sector - from the vehicle to the cloud and beyond," said Werner Koestler, Head of Strategy, Interior Division, Continental. "We are bringing together the largest IT service provider in the automotive industry in Germany with Argus. The joint solution will strengthen cyber security in cars. This will enable OEMs and fleet operators to realize their vision of safe and secure mobility."

"Argus' focus has always been on averting attacks on the automotive industry and anticipating future threats," said Yoni Heilbronn, Chief Marketing Officer of Argus Cyber Security. "Together with T-Systems, we will offer customers an advanced and robust Automotive Security Operation Center. To do this we link, fuse and analyze multiple data sources. This enables automakers to respond immediately to threats. In addition, the Automotive SOC helps the industry to act with foresight - even in ever-changing threat situations which are inherent to cyber security."

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About Continental:
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of € 44.4 billion and currently employs around 244,000 people in 60 countries and markets.
Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs around 48,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.7 billion in 2018.

About Argus:
Argus, a global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. With decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry, Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, fleet operators and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo.Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.