Your Car is a Data Goldmine

Once upon a time, our private data was simply a paper trail that grew with every signature we made. Today, all of us are kicking up little storms of data in the wake of our journey through life – every swipe, click, face ID scan, or Sunday afternoon drive produces a ton of information that is analyzed and monetized. Private data has always been sacred, but it’s now become a valuable resource that’s sought by social media companies, automakers and, unfortunately, cyber-thieves. That’s why your private data must be kept confidential, it should remain anonymous, and it needs to be secured.

 

One rich, and often overlooked, source of private data is your car. As Zeljka Zorz mentions in her HelpNetSecurity.com article, “Smart cars gather sensitive data such as location, the driver’s daily route, apps that are used…[opening] consumers to dangers they weren’t susceptible to before.” On the surface level, corporations can leverage the potency of today’s data analytics technology to deliver unwanted ads on your infotainment system or produce other driving distractions. But if you investigate deeper, it becomes clear that our smart cars’ connectivity is an attractive target to bad actors who can easily gain access to compromising information or even the mission-critical motor functions of your vehicle.

 

To guard against these contingencies, Trillium has developed a suite of cybersecurity products to protect your safety and the integrity of your data throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle. For example, Trillium SecureIXS software uses machine learning algorithms to detect anomalous data patterns in your car’s network communications to prevent hackers from stealing your data. Trillium’s products also ensure that fleet operators are following GDPR regulations, which mandates all companies securely manage their customers’ private data.

 

The car on the open road is a staple of Americana – it represents the joy of free movement and expression. Don’t let cyber-thieves hamper this freedom. Keep your connected car safe and your private data confidential.

Trillium Wins the Government Innovation Award

Trillium received the Government Innovation Award and joined the ranks of a select list of private-sector companies which government considers vital to its IT community. This year’s Industry Innovator award recipients were recognized as disruptors, innovators, and emerging leaders in the IT industry.

Trillium’s leadership role in the vehicle cybersecurity and secure data lifecycle management industries continues to be acknowledged at conferences, trade shows and competitions around the world. Join us at the Government Innovation Awards dinner on November 8th at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner!

Why Securing Your Fleet’s Data is the Secret Sauce

More data is collected from a vehicle than you can imagine – all the basics, like real-time location, fuel levels and odometer readings, are easily accessible and ready for analysis by fleet owners. There are also ELD devices that track the number of hours your drivers are working for. If they go over the allotted hours of service then they are breaking the law so if you don’t have them on your fleet then it is worth looking at this review to find the best one. But there are hundreds of other data points which fleet owners can tap into to learn where their real competitive advantages lie. For example, fleet owners can decisively reduce their operational costs (and enhance safety!) by gaining insights on whether drivers are wearing seatbelts, how long each engine has idled, and if a blinker was engaged before turning. As Christina Rogers wrote in her article with the Wall Street Journal, this large data set can be contextualized, analyzed and leveraged to drive profitability and growth.

 

Vehicle data should be secured and properly managed throughout its entire lifespan just like any other closely guarded trade secret. Numerous auto-makers and their affiliated services are already monetizing this rich, new source of data. For example, McKinsey & Co. estimates data from connected cars will be valued at up to $750 billion by 2030. This trend will only accelerate as newer vehicle models come equipped with cellular modems, driver assistance devices, and other digital services. Fleet owners, such as delivery truck or car rental companies, stand to benefit the most from this sea change beginning with enhanced operational efficiencies and new opportunities for employee training.

 

On the other side of the equation, there are inherent risks with unsecured data points generated by vehicle fleets. For example, the GPS coordinates of individual vehicles can be spoofed, or worse, malicious code can be dropped into vulnerable infotainment systems leading to catastrophic system failures. To mitigate these risks and deter motivated cyber-attackers, subscribing to a cybersecurity service is a sound business judgment to secure data and to ensure fleets are operating nominally.

 

Trillium is a leader in providing secure data lifecycle management and cybersecurity solutions for vehicle and fleet operators. In addition to ensuring the integrity, authenticity and security of fleets’ data, Trillium Secure anonymizes it for fleet operators’ peace-of-mind when it comes to regulatory compliance. In other words, Trillium works to protect your data – that is – your secret sauce!

Trillium at Connected Car Insurance USA 2018

On September 5th and 6th, Trillium will be presenting and exhibiting at Connected Car Insurance USA 2018. To learn why Trillium Secure’s Cybersecurity Platform as a Service will meet your usage-base insurance requirements, come check us out at Booth #7! And to stay on top of the latest vehicle cybersecurity and secure data lifecycle management news, follow us on LinkedIn @Trillium Secure and learn more about the event at https://lnkd.in/gu7jiJ7

Trillium Secure Holds the Line Against DEF CON’s Hacker

Trillium’s Unclaimed Break-in Bounty Shows Strength of its In-Vehicle Defense

SUNNYVALE, CA, Aug 20, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – No hacker claimed the bounty offered by Trillium Secure, Inc. (Trillium) at DEF CON 26, which proved the strength of its cybersecurity solution for vehicles and fleets.

“Participating in DEF CON every year is very important to us because the hacking conference is a proving ground for our technology,” said Dr. Sachio Semmoto, Chairman of Trillium. The bounty program was part of Trillium’s ‘DEF CON 26 Pass-GO Challenge,’ which tested the company’s multi-layered defense against cyber-attacks and called for more collaboration with the hacker community to improve Trillium’s in-vehicle network solution. This was the second year DEF CON’s elite hackers were unable to penetrate Trillium’s solution.

Trillium’s engineers also placed second in the Capture the Flag competition. This distinction will increase vehicle operators’ and fleet owners’ confidence in Trillium’s ability to find software bugs and protect data from motivated attackers.

“Our talented team demonstrated leadership in secure data lifecycle management by successfully defending against cyber-attacks,” said David Uze, Founder and CEO of Trillium. “We will continue collaborating with Car Hacking Village participants and the broader hacker community to raise awareness about vehicle cyber-attacks.”

DEF CON 26 is an annual hacking conference in Las Vegas that attracts over 20,000 attendees. The next Pass-GO Challenge will be announced on October 3, 2018 at https://trilliumsecure.com/media/#blog.

About Trillium Secure, Inc.

Trillium delivers comprehensive cybersecurity protection and secure data lifecycle management for vehicles and fleets through a subscription service. This protection uses a multi-layered approach to harden connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and fleets against cyber-attacks. Trillium delivers an authenticated operational and threat management data solution for fleet vehicles that preserves privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity of data while at rest and in motion. A wide range of verticals, including automotive manufacturers, aerospace and defense organizations, and insurance companies, can defend against cyber-vulnerabilities with Trillium’s solutions. Value-added service providers depend on secure, authentic data from Trillium for car sharing, digital forensics, preventive maintenance, telematics, usage-based insurance and other services. Trillium design centers and fleet security operation sites are located in Sunnyvale, Ann Arbor, Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo. Trillium will open a European design center in Q3 2018. For more information visit www.trilliumsecure.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Press Contact: Kevin Em
Email: Kevin.Em@TrilliumSecure.com

Trillium at IQPC Autonomous Vehicles Detroit

Find Trillium at Autonomous Vehicles Detroit (Aug 20-22) to check out a demo of connected car cybersecurity! Realizing the future of self-driving cars without the fear of cyber-attacks, and the assurance of safety, privacy and integrity for the full lifecycle of your data. Follow us on LinkedIn @Trillium Secure and learn more about the event at https://lnkd.in/e4Dz_U2

 

Trillium Selected as Plug and Play’s Hottest Company

Trillium’s Rapid Growth Attributed to Close-Knit Partnership with the Innovation Platform

SUNNYVALE, CA, Aug 17, 2018 – Trillium Secure, Inc. (Trillium), a leader in secure data lifecycle management and cybersecurity, was selected as Plug and Play’s Hottest Company for the month of August.

“We highly value the full-range of support Plug and Play delivers for launching Trillium to its next level of success,” said Dr. Sachio Semmoto, Chairman of Trillium and serial entrepreneur who has led eight startup IPOs. To win this award, Trillium competed against hundreds of startups based in Plug and Play’s Sunnyvale office. The committee voted for the Hottest Company by considering growth, the leadership team, IP value and other factors.

“Trillium stood out from the companies we invested in because of its innovative approach to vehicular data lifecycle protection against cyber-attack,” said Saeed Amidi, CEO and Founder of Plug and Play. Because the latest car models increasingly resemble a computer on wheels, the value of a multi-layered approach to reducing your car’s cyber-vulnerabilities rises. Trillium’s global R&D centers develop comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for vehicle fleets.

“Plug and Play provides great access to portfolio and industry partners, which has been a major factor in fueling Trillium’s growth,” said David Uze, Founder and CEO of Trillium. “Being intimately involved in the larger ecosystem of investors, corporations, and startups is a big advantage as we pioneer the secure data lifecycle management industry.”

About Trillium Secure, Inc.
Trillium delivers comprehensive cybersecurity protection and secure data lifecycle management for vehicles and fleets through a subscription service. This protection uses a multi-layered approach to harden connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and fleets against cyber-attacks. Trillium delivers an authenticated operational and threat management data solution for fleet vehicles that preserves privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity of data while at rest and in motion. A wide range of verticals, including automotive manufacturers, aerospace and defense organizations, and insurance companies, can defend against cyber-vulnerabilities with Trillium’s solutions. Value-added service providers depend on secure, authentic data from Trillium for car sharing, digital forensics, preventive maintenance, telematics, usage-based insurance and other services. Trillium design centers and fleet security operation sites are located in Sunnyvale, Ann Arbor, Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo. Trillium will open a European design center in Q3 2018. For more information visit www.trilliumsecure.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to facilitate technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 220 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We are the world’s most active venture capital firm, with roughly 250 startup investments a year. To learn more, please visit https://www.plugandplay.com.

Press Contact: Kevin Em
Email: Kevin.Em@TrilliumSecure.com

Trillium Named Hottest Company of the Month by Plug and Play – Join us at the Award Ceremony

We are very thrilled to announce that Trillium has been voted Plug and Play’s Hottest Company for the month of August 2018.
Please join us on Thursday, August 16th, from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm on the second floor Cafeteria of the Plug and Play Tech Center for the award ceremony where Trillium will demonstrate and present the latest in developments in Automotive cyber security.

Meet Trillium at the IoT Forum on Logistics

Trillium will present and demonstrate the latest development in vehicle lifecycle data protection at the IoT Forum “Innovation in Logistics” event on August 16th – REGISTER HERE to secure your ticket.

Date & Time : Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Where : Amazon Web Services, 2100 University Ave, East Palo Alto, California 94303

DefCon 2018: The Best Until the Rest

As the sun sets on Las Vegas, so ends the final day of DefCon 26. This year’s rendition of the hacking convention was just as full of content as its predecessors, with more speakers, workshops, vendors and villages than ever before. The coveted “Black Badges,” prizes given to winners of the best hacking competitions have found their homes in the hands of the best hacking teams from around the world.

Despite not being a Black Badge competition, the iconic Car Hacking Village too saw its best year yet. The Capture the Flag challenges this year featured disembodied head units, decapitated dashboards, riveting reverse-engineering challenges an escape from a Ford Escape and more. The challenges construed by experts in automotive cybersecurity such as GRIMM, Intrepid Control Systems, and Rapid7 gave the audience of newcomers and long-time enthusiasts plenty of material to explore in every aspect of automotive security engineering. The fierce competition was only outmatched by the enthusiasm shown by the teams as they pitted themselves against one another to compete for the first prize – a full size Polaris ATV.

All in all, Trillium is proud to have participated once again in this year’s Car Hacking Village, bringing our own CTF to the table for the best in the industry to test their skills against. As was the case last year, however, the Pass GO challenge remains uncracked. We look forward to the CHV community’s continued interest in our products and services through our up and coming automotive cyber-security sandbox environment to be released in October. Thanks again for a great event, DefCon, and we’ll see you again next year!