Issue: May 2017


HDBaseT Alliance, Valens and Check Point Join Forces to Provide Superior Automotive Cyber Security



by Mark Fireman

HDBaseT Automotive is poised to become the first industry standard with built-in cyber security for in-vehicle connectivity. Today, the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT technology, is announcing the establishment of a Cyber Security Working Group, with the participation of Check Point, Argus and Valens. The Working Group will define the necessary specifications for a more secure connected car.

 

Check Point Software Technologies, the leader in cyber security solutions in the market, has joined the Alliance as a Contributor member, and will lead the Cyber Security Working Group.  Argus Cyber Security, the world's largest independent automotive cyber security company, is also joining the Alliance as a Contributor member of the Cyber Security Working Group. Valens, inventor of HDBaseT and HDBaseT Alliance founder, will play a central role in this collaboration to accelerate development of these requirements.

 

As an established infrastructure technology, HDBaseT brings embedded connectivity protocols to handle cyber security risks. HDBaseT Automotive is the only technology that enables high-speed tunneling of audio, video, data, USB and more, with native networking capabilities over a single unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable for up to 15m (50ft).  The Cyber Security Working Group will work closely together with the Alliance Automotive Working Group. Members of the Alliance's Automotive Working Group are leading automotive OEMs, Tier-1s and suppliers, including General Motors, Daimler, Delphi, Mitsubishi Electric, LG, Samsung, Silora R&D, Leoni, TE, NXP, Molex and Valens.

 

"Over the past year, the HDBaseT Alliance brought many important players in the automotive sector to the Alliance.  By joining the Alliance, Check Point and Argus will drive the development of a safer, better equipped solution for in-vehicle connectivity. With this partnership, we are raising the bar in the industry in terms of automotive cyber security and the Alliance is proud to lead this process."

Ariel Sobelman, President, HDBaseT Alliance

 

"Cars today have multiple electronic control units containing millions of lines of code which are vulnerable to cyber threats. We have seen hackers gain control over connected cars, endangering the lives of drivers and others on the road. Now more than ever, security for connected cars has become a critical requirement and needs to be implemented from the design stage. This is why Check Point is extending its industry-leading technologies into the automotive sector to keep these critical systems one step ahead of threats."

Amnon Bar-Lev, President, Check Point Software Technologies

 

"Valens believes in the continuous advancement of HDBaseT technology, and HDBaseT Automotive is no different. We are excited to work with Check Point and Argus to further strengthen in-vehicle cyber security with HDBaseT, providing our customers with a solid and reliable solution for years to come."

Dror Jerushalmi, CEO, Valens

 

About the HDBaseT Alliance

The HDBaseT Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high-definition, digital connectivity. Since its founding in 2010 by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens, the Alliance has brought together the leading names in the consumer electronics, professional AV, industrial and automotive manufacturers, and it counts today with more than 180 members and thousands of products.  The Alliance's Board of Directors includes representatives from LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Valens, and General Motors.

 

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the largest network cyber security vendor globally, providing industry-leading solutions and protecting customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of threats. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises – from networks to mobile devices – in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

 

About Valens

Established in 2006, Valens provides semiconductor products for the distribution of ultra-high-definition (HD) multimedia content. The company's HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a single cable and is a global standard for advanced digital media distribution. Valens is a private company headquartered in Israel. For more information, visit www.valens.com

 

About Argus:

Argus is the world's largest independent automotive cyber security company. Argus's comprehensive and proven solution suites protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyberattacks. 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, and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo. Visit argus-sec.com

 



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