Trillium Sponsors Digital Ship to Promote Maritime Cybersecurity and Data Management

Trillium will sponsor the Digital Ship event in Athens, Greece set to take place on Nov. 7~8.


The advent of always-on satellite connections has exposed digital ships to hacking attacks. Now, self-propagating code can quickly spread from shipboard IT infrastructure, to port-side servers, and halt the world’s shipping capacity dead in the water.


This past September, the port of San Diego was compromised by ransomeware just weeks after the port of Barcelona reported a similar cyber-attack. And everyone remembers the devastating effects of the NotPetya virus that caused over $200M in damage for a shipping giant last year.


The threat of ship hacking is real. It happens every day. Nautical navigation systems like the Electronic Chart Display and Information System are easy to hack, and multi-million dollar vessels can be sent veering off-course, or worse, put on a collision course in foggy conditions. In addition, outdated operating systems and poorly protected configuration interfaces are open doors for criminals to gain access to customer information, to hijack satcom terminals, and to create a threat to public safety.


Raise your ship’s defenses and protect confidential data: Trillium Secure’s cybersecurity and data management platform is a subscription-based service that shields your ship and your port’s IT infrastructure for its entire lifecycle. We use a subscription management system to make sure they work correctly.


Trillium’s security agents tirelessly stand guard in military-grade Security Operations Centers to monitor your ships’ cyber health and data security. Trillium protects NMEA 0183 messages using encryption, authentication, and key management technologies. Satellite communications are defended against cyber-attack with Trillium’s SecureOTA service.


Trillium – making connected ships, fleets and autonomous vehicles safe!…and the data they create private and confidential.

2018 North American International Cyber Summit

Check out the Trillium booth at the 2018 North American International Cyber Summit! The event is on Monday, October 29 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. This year’s theme is “Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems – Building partnerships and balancing competition and information sharing for improved security.”


Ask any Trillium team member at #MiCyberSummit for a demo of the PassGO Hacking Challenge. You can also see SecureGO, Trillium’s  in-vehicle network solution, in action!


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Who Has Access to Data From Connected Vehicles?

In an informative article written by Bryan Jonston, it’s made clear that there’s a disconnect between consumers and vehicle manufacturers about who should have exclusive access to vehicle data, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos.

86 percent of vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle’s data, including maintenance and repair information, says a survey released by the Auto Care Association. Additionally, 88 percent of consumers believe a vehicle’s owner should decide who has access to this data.

It’s true that the public has a low level of awareness regarding driver and vehicle data, known as telematics; however, people still feel entitled to accessing the data that their vehicles generate despite not having a clear idea about what is being collected and sent to the cloud. On the other hand, there has been clear indications that commercial fleet owners have begun tapping into this lake of data.

Having the means to securely access and confidently analyze vehicle-generated data is the key to keeping personal information private or reducing the cost of operating fleets of vehicles. Automakers and fleet owners are in advantageous positions to leverage data for monetization purposes, but also have the responsibility to secure telematics systems against cyber-attack.

Infotainment system suppliers like Harman can also access connected car data, especially when assisting law enforcement for digital forensics. A myriad of new use-cases is being spawned right now, including advanced remote diagnosis and enhanced driver safety, as the goldmine of vehicle data is further explored.

What’s needed to bridge this information divide between consumers and the automotive industry is trust. Widening the number of parties that can drink from the firehose of data being generated by connected cars will unleash a new wave of innovation. This untapped market will grow faster thanks to Trillium’s leadership in creating a trusted ecosystem for connected vehicles and next-generation mobility services. Trillium – championing the cause of making connected cars safe.

Check out Trillium at [Automotive Cybersecurity] Event in Silicon Valley

Trillium will attend IQPC’s Automotive Cybersecurity event in Silicon Valley on Oct. 24 – 26 at the Embassy Suites Milpitas.

Dan Viza, vice president, Global Business Development & Strategy, is moderating a panel entitled “Identifying Key Standards Needs and Setting Benchmark for Increasingly Connected Vehicles” on Day 1 of the Main Conference (Thursday, Oct. 25th). Drop by our booth to learn more about Trillium’s technologies and services which make connected vehicles safe!

Trillium Spotlights Security and Data Monetization at CEATEC Japan 2018

The Trillium team harkened back to its roots in Japan during the CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) 2018 event, which took place from Oct. 16 – 19 at Makuhari Messe. Much has changed since Trillium began as a small outfit of engineers working towards securing IoT devices using lightweight encryption technology – the proliferation of connected devices, and the explosion of data they generate, has brought a wealth of opportunities and conveniences to all aspects of life. As such, Trillium used its presence at this year’s CEATEC to highlight the company’s leadership position in automotive cybersecurity, and its unique position to enable the growing number of monetizable services arising from connected car data.

CEATEC Japan was the perfect stage for Trillium to show the world how it’s fueling the trusted mobility revolution – the event attracts close to 700 exhibitors and over 150,000 attendees each year. Trillium took the spotlight a total of three times, first during the Plug and Play Startup Pitch event (Mobility); next, at the Cutting-Edge U.S. Technology Showcase (Cybersecurity) in Co-Creation Park; and during the CEATEC Cybersecurity Keynote Sessions when CEO David Uze addressed the audience on “Security, Safety and Monetization Opportunities in the Connected Vehicles Era” alongside speakers from Symantec, Crowdstrike, and Lookout.

Mr. Uze put into context well-known car hacks such as the Jeep whose brakes and steering were demonstrated to be vulnerable to remote take-over, and what it meant for internet connected vehicles: innovation is a wonderful thing until someone gets injured or worse. Where human safety is concerned both inside and outside the vehicle, basic common sense tells us that particularly with regards to mobility, innovation requires trust. That trust extends not only to all of the complex features and functions associated with connectivity and self-driving capabilities, but also to the resilience of the vehicle against cyber threats and bad actors.

Mr. Uze shared how Trillium will lead the trusted mobility revolution by securing vast amounts of data harvested from connected cars for a growing number of monetizable services. He teased Trillium’s data management dashboard called SecureSKYE, which will be demonstrated at CES 2019, to draw implications for fleet operators, automotive OEMs, insurance companies and network service providers on the game-changing nature of trusted access to vehicle data.

Trillium benefited from participating at CEATEC, a showcase for innovative solutions to society’s problems, because a highly-receptive audience understood Mr. Uze’s main point: smart tech does not evolve without secure tech. Indeed, vulnerable smart tech translates directly into a “high-value target” for hackers since there is more reward. Moreover, there’s enormous unrealized revenue if connected vehicle data is secured and extracted in a protected way through Trillium’s innovative technologies.

Hear CEO David Uze’s Keynote at CEATEC Japan

Join us at CEATEC Japan 2018 to learn more about Trillium Secure’s trusted data management services for connected fleets. Trillium’s CEO David Uze will give a keynote address on the urgent issue of defending against cyber-attacks, and the immense value of services enabled by securing vehicle data.


We look forward to seeing you at the event, so please register in advance using the link provided below. Thank you!


CEATEC Japan 2018

Date: October 16th(Tue) – 19th(Fri)

Venue: Makuhari Messe

Trillium Booth: S014-11

Register by entering your email address here

Reporting Live from Global Sales Summit Japan

It’s early-October and the morning air is pleasantly crisp in Tokyo. Over twenty-five Trillium employees have flown from all over the world – Ann Arbor, Silicon Valley, Belfast, Paris, Shanghai – to gather in the France-Japan Chamber of Commerce boardroom to discuss what we’ve accomplished, the challenges we face, and the roadmap to making Trillium Secure an incredible success.


The Global Sales Summit (GSS) is a biannual four-day marathon of progress reports, project proposals, and brainstorming sessions to get all global team members on the same page. For example, Ross Hirschi, Trillium’s Director of Engineering, gives a detailed account of multiple innovative products that are in the pipeline. Next, Dan Viza, Director of Global Business Development and Strategy, presents a farsighted overview of Trillium’s ambitious goals in the connected vehicle data industry. And, David Uze, Trillium’s tireless president and CEO, paces to-and-fro while actively providing feedback on sales funnels, giving encouragement for upcoming pitch competitions, and getting excited when new requirement use-cases are identified for blue ocean opportunities. For ten hours straight. Then we all hit the town together, get some rest, and do it again.


There are rules, but they can be bent. Like how a new policy for granting cash rewards to high-performing engineering teams was swiftly proposed and approved. We raise our hands when a colleague asks for help because they’re like family – at 1 AM, you can find ten Trillium team members sitting in a row outside a ramen shop, slurping and cooing with pleasure over delicious broth. We work hard as hell, but we play hard too. Like how David Uze takes his calls while listening to world-class jazz musicians in Roppongi Hills and turns on a mobile hot spot for the phalanx of global employees around him – his Hawaiian shirt stands out from the crowd of white, blue and plaid shirts and he snaps rhythmically while discussing a new office opening in Belfast, Northern Ireland with his Head of Finance.


It’s safe to say that GSS is like nothing I’ve experienced before – it’s a methodical, creative, and expansive exercise in how a tough company like Trillium is disrupting industries that increasingly depend on secured data. But more importantly, GSS is the chance to experience, contribute to, and embrace other Trillium team members’ expertise to propel the company into the stratosphere. Despite the grueling schedule, I’m hungry for more. And it’s only day 3!

Trillium Unveils PassGO Hacking Challenge at UCLA

UCLA’s Engineering Society Gets First-Look at Trillium’s Online Car Hacking Simulation During Hack Across America Campaign

LOS ANGELES, CAOCTOBER 4, 2018 – Trillium Secure, Inc. (Trillium), the leader in vehicle cybersecurity and secure data services, unveiled its new PassGO Hacking Challenge on UCLA’s campus as part of the company’s Hack Across America campaign. The launch event was hosted by the university’s Engineering Society where students trained for participation in the PassGO Hacking Challenge, and gained insights about what it is like working at a tech startup, and why vehicular cybersecurity and personal data privacy is important.

It was a pleasure to host Trillium on campus and to give our members the first-look at PassGO,” said Yu Hong Hwang, President of the Engineering Society. “I’m confident that many engineering students will participate in the challenge, and we enjoyed the chance to interact with a cybersecurity startup’s management team about real-world technology development.”

UCLA’s Engineering Society was the perfect audience for introducing Trillium’s PassGO Hacking Challenge,” said Ross Hirschi, Director of Global Engineering. “We hope that many talented students use our online car hacking simulation to learn more about security vulnerabilities and become passionate about the field of cybersecurity.”

The PassGO Hacking Challenge invites cybersecurity enthusiasts and engineers to break through five levels of vehicular network message protection, which include increasingly advanced modules of Trillium’s SecureGOtechnology. Users are prompted to decrypt coded messages and reply with a correct answer in plain text to advance to the next level.

The launch event at UCLA was another stop along Trillium’s Hack Across America campaign, a series of educational and recruitment programs taking place across the U.S. which the company’s CEO David Uze personally embarked upon earlier this year.

About Trillium Secure, Inc.

Trillium Secure keeps your connected and autonomous vehicles safe, and your personal information private, through a cybersecurity platform as a subscription service. Trillium’s software products are used by automotive OEMs, aerospace and defense organizations, insurance companies and ride-share services to form a multi-layered defense against cyber-attacks. Trillium’s in-vehicle network protection, machine learning algorithms, secure over-the-air updates, and security operations center serve a critical function in the widespread adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles. Trillium R&D and operations centers are in Sunnyvale, Ann Arbor, San Diego, Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo. For more information visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Engineering Society at UCLA

The Engineering Society at UCLA helps facilitate communication and events between the engineering student body and the UCLA School of Engineering. In particular, ESUC is responsible for hosting several major engineering school events, including Engineering Welcome Day and Engineers Week.

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Team Trillium Sponsors InsureTech Connect 2018

The conversations at InsureTech Connect 2018 (ITC 2018), the world’s largest gathering of insurance leaders and innovators, always veered back to data and cybersecurity –Trillium Secure was the only vehicle cybersecurity company that sponsored ITC 2018 as part of the Plug and Play cohort.


The event took place in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand between October 2-3. ITC 2018 attracted 6,000 attendees and Team Trillium engaged numerous high-value partners and clients who are concerned about how the proliferation of connected car data will impact their businesses. Trillium’s main message was that insurance companies must have a cybersecurity partner to analyze vehicle-generated data, and to succeed in the autonomous-driven future.


“We are definitely coming back next year to InsureTech Connect,” said David Uze, CEO of Trillium. “The insurance community is searching for the right solution to protect, harvest, and analyze data from connected vehicles and Trillium’s trusted mobility services captivated the attendees at ITC 2018.”


Usage-based insurance was a big theme at this year’s event and many participants were interested in how to complement their vehicle health data sets with additional data points on driver behavior. Trillium’s sponsorship of ITC 2018 shed critical light on how valuable vehicle data, once secured against cyber-attack, enables insurance companies to build innovative new products in a changing market space where the number of automobile accidents decrease as self-driving car technology matures.


“Trillium’s subscription-based model for providing lifecycle protection, threat management and data analytics generated huge interest at ITC 2018,” said Dan Viza, vice president, global business development and strategy. “Our holistic, multi-layered vehicle cybersecurity platform struck a chord with key players in the insurance and telecommunications industry.”