Argus | March 30, 2021
Argus Cyber Security, a global pioneer in the field of cyber automotive security, cooperated with Microsoft Azure IoT to help car manufacturers to track, identify, and mitigate cloud attacks.
Argus Fleet Protection, an Automotive Security Operation Center (ASOC) solution, in-vehicle insights from Argus Connected ECU Protection, and update capability with Argus Software Updates Over-the-Air comprise the Argus cybersecurity package for automotive applications, which is combined with Azure IoT. (OTA). The complete end-to-end cloud solution is one of the first to provide car manufactures with on-board and off-board tracking for the cyber wellbeing of their fleet.
This automotive collaboration allows car manufacturers better access to security-related in-vehicle information as well as extensive coverage of security incidents. Argus Connected ECU Protection detects operating system irregularities and unusual behavior in the vehicle using customer-defined hazard models and is implemented on connected ECUs such as telematics, infotainment centers, and ADAS systems. Threat models may be built on UNECE R 155 (WP.29), the MITRE Attack structure, or some other model that is selected. Vehicle warnings are sent to Argus Fleet Protection, where they are paired with information from other sources in dedicated automotive hazard hunting and investigation modules. Vehicle manufacturers will create a more reliable, all-encompassing cyber intelligence picture by combining end-to-end automotive cyber protection with Microsoft Azure IoT.
Furthermore, using Argus Delta OTA update technologies, car manufactures will immediately incorporate security upgrades to minimize vulnerability to cyber threats while reducing vehicle downtimes and deployment costs.
"We are thrilled to be joining the world's leading businesses on Microsoft Azure. It represents a significant step forward for vehicle manufacturers looking to minimize their exposure to cyber risk while still adhering to applicable requirements and regulations such as UNR 155 (WP.29) "said Miki Hakak, Argus Cyber Security's VP Marketing, and Business Development. "By collaborating with a global leader like Microsoft, we're making it easier for vehicle manufacturers to cost-effectively incorporate cyber protection into their vehicles without disrupting manufacturing cycles or project risk."
"Cybersecurity is a critical component in the transition to connected and autonomous vehicles," said Avijit Sinha, Microsoft's general manager for Azure Mobility. "Argus offers robust and flexible tools to ensure security through a vehicle's diverse computing resources and networks, whether it's avoiding attacks on safety-critical functions or personal data theft. The partnership of Argus and Microsoft Azure IoT offers a roadmap for automakers aiming to achieve their target of stable connected and autonomous vehicles."
ABOUT ARGUS CYBER SECURITY
To secure connected cars and commercial vehicles from cyber-attacks, Argus, a world pioneer in automotive cyber protection, offers in-vehicle solutions, consulting services, and an automotive security operation center (ASOC). Customers include automakers, retailers, and fleet managers.
Argus products and services, which are currently in development, assist in the prevention, tracking, and reaction to cyber threats on in-vehicle components, networks, and post-production fleets. Via a suite of customized advisory services that help incorporate data security standards and procedures into the whole product lifecycle, Argus professional services assist its clients in complying with applicable guidelines and regulations, such as UNECE R 155 (WP. 29). Argus' groundbreaking approaches and solutions are based on decades of cybersecurity and automotive research, which has resulted in more than 70 awarded and pending patents.
Argus was founded in 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and has offices in Michigan, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Korea. Argus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elektrobit, a multinational supplier of automotive products and services.
chamberbusiness | May 06, 2020
In recent weeks reveal the need for businesses to double down on security to ensure their networks are protected, a leading cyber security expert said. .
Many of the attacks were ransomware, holding companies’ network systems hostage until a payout was made. .
Under COVID-19, cyber criminals are having a field day, honing in on companies in countries like the United States that are in the throes of fighting the virus..
An uptick of coronavirus-themed cyber attacks on hospitals, pharmaceutical laboratories and even the trucking industry in recent weeks reveal the need for businesses to double down on security to ensure their networks are protected, a leading cyber security expert said. Many of the attacks were ransomware, holding companies’ network systems hostage until a payout was made. Some companies, particularly small and mid-sized businesses, might not survive such an attack, said John Zanni, CEO of Scottsdale-based Acronis SCS, a leader in edge data security and cyber protection in the U.S. public sector.
Zanni strongly advises organizations to beef up network safety. The cost is minimal and today’s technology is highly effective. A large organization that has its IT system knocked out can pay in the “hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars” to fly in a forensics firm to fix the damage, Zanni said. For smaller private sector entities, the cost can put them out of commission.
Learn more: SINGLE LAYERS OF SECURITY AREN’T ENOUGH TO PROTECT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S DATA .
“The pandemic has increased impacts on businesses significantly. Unfortunately, many are not equipped to deal with them” .
~ Zanni says
A large organization that has its IT system knocked out can pay in the “hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars” to fly in a forensics firm to fix the damage, Zanni said. For smaller private sector entities, the cost can put them out of commission.“If someone breaks into your business, you call 911,” he said. “If you call 911 and say, ‘I’m suffering a ransomware attack,’ they don’t know what to do. It’s a big problem.” COVID-19 has brought the issue into the limelight as more employees work from home, doctors conduct telemedicine appointments, and online purchases soar.
“So now we’re all working at home and the bad guys have realized there are a lot of holes in being connected to a corporate network or other business from home systems.”
Under COVID-19, cyber criminals are having a field day, honing in on companies in countries like the United States that are in the throes of fighting the virus. To illustrate the threat, only 190 domain names included the word ‘corona’ last year, Zanni said. In March, there were more than 30,000. “Some are legitimate but most of them are not,” he said. “We’ve also seen a 127 percent increase in exposed desktop protocol endpoints. Anyone with connectivity is at risk. Phishing scams claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are a common ruse right now.
While all businesses are at risk, the majority of cyber attackers target government agencies in search of sensitive data, Zanni said. That impacts businesses as well. When Baltimore had to shut down operations after a cyber attack last year, companies were unable to carry out everyday transactions like getting permits approved and bills paid. The city lost millions of dollars in potential and delayed revenue. Atlanta and New Orleans also were hit by cyber attacks in the past two years, also costing millions of dollars in recovery costs.
HOW ORGANIZATIONS CAN PREPARE FOR CYBERSECURITY
DigitSec and UST | August 27, 2021
DigitSec, provider of the most comprehensive AppSec testing platform purpose-built for Salesforce, and UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, today announced a partnership to provide full-spectrum application security testing as part of a comprehensive Salesforce portfolio for enterprise customers.
UST will offer its clients the DigitSec SaaS Security Scanner™- S4 for Salesforce™ as part of its plan to deliver more secure and resilient solutions for testing and remediation.
DigitSec S4 is a continuous application security testing platform for Salesforce DevSecOps that integrates multiple security tools, empowering developers and administrators to accurately identify security issues faster and with far fewer false positives than traditional AppSec testing solutions. It offers an automated penetration testing solution combining static source code analysis (SAST), interactive runtime testing (IAST), software composition analysis (SCA), and cloud security configuration review for a truly comprehensive Salesforce security assessment.
Commenting on the partnership, Prasan Vyas, General Manager and Global Head of SFDC Practice, UST, said, "At UST, we are constantly improving our value proposition for our Global 2000 and Fortune 500 customers by leveraging our platform expertise and working together with best-of-breed partners to help build secure and robust solutions. For our Salesforce customers, DigitSec presents a digital-age tool to secure applications against potential security threats early on in the build process. The partnership underwrites UST's deep commitment to the Salesforce platform and helping our customers identify and remediate security risks in their Salesforce orgs."
"Given the mission-critical and sensitive nature of customer personally identifiable information (PII) and other data, it's critical that developers consider security first in their Salesforce projects. Our S4 platform provides a continuous and automated 360-degree view of potential threats and now is available to UST clients as they create and update their Salesforce applications," said DigitSec CEO Waqas Nazir.
S4 for Salesforce can quickly and accurately identify thousands of potential security vulnerabilities with the lowest rate of false positives in the industry. The DigitSec platform also supports compliance framework requirements including GDPR, HIPAA, ISO-27001, SOX, PCI DSS, CCPA, and APPI.
DigitSec provides the most comprehensive application security testing platform purpose-built for Salesforce, including automated penetration testing. Its patented SaaS Security Scanner, S4, quickly assesses Salesforce security posture, allowing developers to easily identify potential issues before deployment while supporting compliance requirements.
For more than 20 years, UST has worked side by side with the world's best companies to make a real impact through transformation. Powered by technology, inspired by people, and led by our purpose, we partner with our clients from design to operation. Through our nimble approach, we identify their core challenges and craft disruptive solutions that bring their vision to life. With deep domain expertise and a future-proof philosophy, we embed innovation and agility into our clients' organizations—delivering measurable value and lasting change across industries and around the world. Together, with over 26,000 employees in 25 countries, we build for boundless impact—touching billions of lives in the process.