In the Wake of WannaCry

Last Friday gave the world a taste of the devastation a full-fledged cyber-attack can bring. Wannacry, as the ransomware attack has been dubbed, spread to over 150 countries, attacking individuals and corporations alike.

Even a Fortune 500 such as  Nissan was brought to its knees, as according to Business Insider, five of its plants had to stop production in the wake of this cyber-attack. The damage to the plants caused by this attack is almost ironic, as automotive plants are known to have very strict security measures in place when it comes to physical security. To protect the plant, anyone wishing to enter a plant often must be subject to metal detectors, searches, and other evaluations of their bodies and personal affects before being granted entry.

The devastation caused by this malware attack truly shows the importance of a layered approach. Corporations that focus on single layered defense, while neglecting others will find themselves at the mercy of attacks to their weak points. Trillium prides itself in its multi layered approach to cyber security, securing both the hardware and software aspects of in-vehicle networks. For example, our SecureIXS provides a strong firewall that repels any unwanted foreign messages from entering the network, while making use of AI-enhanced machine learning techniques to strengthen its defenses over time. This is further capitalized on with our seamless over the air updating schematic, allowing our products to always be ready to handle the newest cyber-attacks.

Seeing news like this further strengthens our determination to securing the world with our products, in the transportation space and elsewhere. This event serves as a harsh reality check for those companies that have neglected the importance of cybersecurity in protecting themselves, and we hope that this will motivate those corporations into taking preemptive actions to ensure a tragedy like this doesn’t reoccur.

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Autonomous-Drive Enabled Cities On The Rise – Cyber Security the enabling factor

With technology already at the point capable of enabling autonomous drive, the age of self-driving cars are now awaiting for the infrastructure to make it a reality. Some cities around the globe have already started to allow open-road testing of self-driving vehicles.

A recent piece from Motherboard explains the significant changes coming to the industry, that will evolve the current system.

The age of self-driving cars is indeed around the corner and with it, traditional businesses based off of human error, which will no longer be, will be faced with a significant model shift. “Self-driving vehicles have the potential to significantly disrupt the traditional auto insurance industry.” (PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2013).

The single biggest hurdle to overcome, to make this human error free, safer transportation landscape real  is undoubtably the deployment and development of cyber security to protect the systems that make it all possible.

This is the contribution that Trillium will play – to protect the infrastructure through an adaptive automotive cybersecurity subscription solution that will enable the security needed for autonomous drive solutions.  Paving the way for the the next generation of insurance policies.

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