How Argus Cybersecurity Is Preventing Automobile Hacks

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Israel-based Argus Cybersecurity is a pioneer in the automotive cybersecurity space, providing car manufacturers, aftermarket players and Tier I suppliers with security solutions to prevent hacking in commercial vehicles and connected cars 

Argus, a pioneer in the automotive cybersecurity space, helps car manufacturers, their Tier I suppliers and aftermarket partners protect commercial cars and connected cars (equipped with internet) from being hacked.  The company was founded in 2013 by cybersecurity veterans such as Ofer Ben Noon, Yaron Galula and Oron Lavi.

The company offers five key solutions; the first is the Argus Connectivity Protection, which protects the infotainment unit in vehicles by preventing malware attacks, detecting anomalies in the operating system and preventing attacks from entering the in-vehicle network. Its second solution is the Argus In-Vehicle Network Protection, which detects any suspicious activity or changes in a vehicle’s standard network behavior and prevents attacks from further advancing into the network. Thirdly, the Argus ECU Protection prevents certain electronic control units such as brakes and door control units from attacks arising from within or outside the ECU. Fourthly, the Argus Lifespan Protection operates from the cloud or from an integrated security operations center, providing fleet managers a situational awareness of the fleet’s cyber health on an intuitive dashboard. Lastly, Argus Aftermarket Protection provides connectivity providers, fleet mangers, insurance companies and other aftermarket players with solutions that protect cars from attacks that can exploit their technology and services. 

With its research team based in Israel and offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo, the company has raised a total of (roughly) US $25 million in funding (across two rounds) from a suite of investors such as Vertex Ventures, SBI Holdings, Magma Venture Partners, Allianz Ventures and Manga International, to name a few. 

(In January 2018, Argus Cybersecurity partnered with Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, to protect vehicle infotainment and telematics units from cyberattacks).


Snapshot 

Category: IoT/Network Security 

Founded: 2013 

Founders: Ofer Ben Noon, Yaron Galula and Oron Lavi. 

Investors: Vertex Ventures, SBI Holdings, Magma Venture Partners, Allianz Ventures and Manga International, to name a few. 

Headquarters: Israel

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