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Karamba Security’s Autonomous Security Recognized With Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Award For Automotive New Product Innovation

aftermarketNews Staff | March 16, 2017

Frost & Sullivan has recognized Karamba Security, a provider of autonomous cybersecurity software for connected and autonomous vehicles, with the 2017 North American New Product Innovation Award for the Automotive Industry.

Industry leaders agree that tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles need to be secure against cybersecurity threats in a safe and predictable manner and, ultimately, to self-heal. Karamba’s Autonomous Security achieves that by autonomously hardening externally connected electronic control units (ECUs) and preventing hacker infiltration with zero false positives. Karamba’s innovative approach was recognized as unique and suitable to the industry’s intolerance to false positives, which mistakenly block legitimate vehicle commands, thereby introducing safety risks.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Karamba Autonomous Security with 2017 New Product Innovation Award in the Automotive Industry

Frost & Sullivan | March 15, 2017

Based on its recent annual analysis of the automotive market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Karamba Security with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Karamba’s embedded software protects original equipment manufacturers' (OEMs') connected and autonomous vehicles from external and local hackers by hardening electronic control units (ECUs) that are open to external access through cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, internet or Bluetooth. Its autonomous security software eliminates the risk of false positives, does not require connectivity and protects the operational integrity of any ECU. Its automated sealing approach offers the automotive industry and other Internet of Things (IoT) solutions a tool to immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks.

"Karamba’s patent-pending software integration into the customer's development environment automatically hardens the customer's ECU against cyberthreats,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Consultant Sriram Venkatraman. "As it applies prevention that is based on the customer's factory settings, it does not have to rely on malware signatures and therefore can prevent attacks without requiring malware signature updates. It automatically learns the factory settings and creates a security policy that detects and prevents deviations from those settings. This approach delivers zero-day protection across the protected product's lifecycle."

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Without a Car to Its Name, Israel Emerges as Auto Tech Superpower

Eliran Rubin | March 14, 2017

Over 100 local companies are developing technology for self-driving cars and forming ties with the world’s industry leaders. This week's Intel-Mobileye deal is likely to spur even more growth. The main technologies of interest to the automotive industry involve computer chips, communication, big data and analytics, complex artificial intelligence capabilities and technology for neutralizing potential cyberthreats. Smart technologies are already available in most state-of-the-art vehicles, and every month thousands of cars with limited automated features are sold.

Car cybersecurity is another area in which Israeli companies are distinguishing themselves - most of the world's car cybersecurity firms are now Israeli. Besides TowerSec, other big Israeli names in car cybersecurity are Argus, which has raised $30 million to date, and Karamba Security, which was founded in 2015 and is developing a product that will enable companies to protect their cars from threats from the Internet or via Bluetooth.

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Future of Automotive Security Technology Research releases secure vehicle manifesto

Brandon Lewis | February 13, 2017

The Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium – formerly the Automotive Security Review Board – has released a manifesto entitled “Toward Tomorrow’s ‘Organically Secure’ Vehicle.” The document is a declaration of FASTR’s intentions to enable industry-wide collaboration on automotive security through theoretical research and development aimed at developing systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the automotive supply chain to ensure trust in connected and autonomous vehicles.

“Amid evolving threats and growing scrutiny prompted by vehicle hacks and the spread of connected car technologies, automakers, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the National Highway and Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) are seeking innovative and preventative solutions for how to approach cybersecurity,” says Ami Dotan, Karamba Security’s CEO. “FASTR creates an environment that fosters collaboration and data exchange among the public and private sectors to drive toward a unified and global response to cyber hacks through the development of industry best practices, model response systems, protocols, vendor-neutral inputs to emerging standards and R&D resources.”

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Can FASTR speed up consumer confidence in autonomous cars?

Relaxnews | February 10, 2017

FASTR has published a manifesto which should be seen as a call to action and an invitation to all to combine their expertise and offer open-source, neutral solutions to what is going to be a growing threat.

"FASTR creates an environment that fosters collaboration and data exchange among the public and private sectors to drive toward a unified and global response to cyber hacks through the development of industry best practices, model response systems, protocols, vendor-neutral inputs to emerging standards and R&D resources," said Ami Dotan, Karamba Security CEO and FASTR member.

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Automotive industry increasingly adopting biometric technologies

Justin Lee | February 8, 2017

In recent years, a handful of organizations have emerged in the smart car and semi-autonomous vehicle space to draw attention to automotive cybersecurity best practices including Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC), I Am The Cavalry and Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR).

FASTR — which comprises of Intel, Uber, Aeris, Rambus and Karamba Security — recently issued a manifesto that serves as a call to action to the autonomous vehicle industry to integrate security features, according to a report by Threat Post. “Autonomy promises to be one of the most significant safety mechanisms the world has ever built,” according to the manifesto. “But autonomy and security go hand in hand; autonomy and trust exist in equal measure.”

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Consortium Publishes Manifesto on Autonomous Vehicle Security

Tom Spring | February 8, 2017

Intel, Uber and IoT company Aeris have joined forces in an effort aimed at fostering industry cooperation when it comes to building safety features into autonomous vehicles and the systems that support them. Today the group, which goes by the name Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR), issued a manifesto explaining its intentions.

FASTR, formerly known as Automotive Security Review Board, was founded last year by charter members Aeris, Intel and Uber. Since then, the group has welcomed security firms Rambus and Karamba Security to its consortium. “We’d like to bring as many organizations into the fold as possible that represent the diverse technology underpinnings within the autonomous vehicle industry,” said Craig Hurst, executive director of FASTR and director, Industry Alliances and Marketing Transportation Solutions Division, at Intel.

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FASTR manifests open group for automotive security

Gilbert Shar | February 8, 2017

FASTR today released a security manifesto. Formerly called “Automotive Security Review Board” and founded by Aeris, Intel Security and Uber in 2016, FASTR seeks to enable innovation in automotive security through industry-wide collaboration on the actionable applied and theoretical R&D needed now to drive systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the entire supply chain and ensure trust in the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future.

FASTR today also announced two new members: Karamba Security, which provides zero false positive autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, and Rambus, which is dedicated to providing innovative automotive security solutions including tamper resistance and trusted provisioning services.

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8 companies that provide IoT security solutions

Techseen Bureau | January 20, 2017

According to a Gartner report released last year in November there were supposed to be 6.4 billion connected things in use worldwide, which is a 30% jump from 2015. It predicted that by the time we reach 2020 the world will be flooded by 20.8 billion connected things or IoT devices as 5.5 million new things will get connected every day. Let alone Internet of Things endpoint spending in the consumer sector which is predicted to reach $1,534 billion by 2020; the enterprise sector alone entailing cross industry and vertical specific will spend about $1477 billion on IoT by 2020. With an estimated 7.2 billion devices in 2020 in the enterprise sector and 13.5 billion in the consumer segment, standard PC security and anti-virus solutions will not be able to counter the challenges of cybersecurity threats on connected devices. Here is a list of companies that are currently providing security solutions and services for IoT and connected devices.

Karamba Security states that connected and autonomous cars can turn dangerous, as they may become targets for cyber attacks. Hackers can exploit external connectivity capabilities to take control of vehicles, endangering lives. Each car’s externally connected electronic control unit (ECU) represents a separate point of vulnerability to a cyber attack. If one ECU is compromised, it’s a gateway to every other ECU in the vehicle. To protect the lives of drivers, passengers and pedestrians, ECUs must be hardened against cyber attacks at all times. Karamba Security claims to offer Electronic Control Unit endpoint security to protect the connected car. The company hardens the connected Electronic Control Units within automobiles to protect them from cyber attacks and ensure the car’s safe, ongoing operations.

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Detroit leading way for mobility industry's success

Laura Cassar | January 9, 2017

Eight years ago, Chris Thomas and a small team of entrepreneurs and business executives with a passion for automotive and technology founded Fontinalis Partners LLC. The Detroit-based venture capital firm was one of the world’s first focused on mobility, which is broadly defined as the intersection of autonomous and connected cars and infrastructure.

Ami Dotan, co-founder and CEO of Karamba Security, a Tel Aviv startup that offers cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry, received a call from Fontinalis shortly after raising $2.5 million in seed funding last spring. Fontinalis asked Dotan to visit; Dotan said he wasn’t necessarily looking for an investment. But he was impressed with the knowledge that Fontinalis had to offer. “It was a great surprise for us,” said Dotan. “People make the difference. We want smart people around our table.”

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Trucking Industry Gets a Glimpse of its Automated Future at CES 2017

Deanna Isaacs | January 6, 2017

The heavy- and light-duty trucking industries will benefit from the automated driving technologies rolling out of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Automated trucking innovators Peloton Technology and partner FEV North America Inc., a smart-vehicle technology business, are demonstrating so-called SAE Level 1 truck platooning technology, which allows tightly contained, digitally connected packs trucks to drive in formation to cut wind resistance and save fuel.

FEV, collaborated with Karamba Security, Infineon and GlobalSign for cyber security solutions. Karamba’s software combats malicious code and protects from external attacks, while Infineon and GlobalSign will bring security modules for enhanced authentication within the electronic control unit and AI computing systems.

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Software enables ECUs to protect themselves

CAN Newsletter Online| January 5, 2017

Karamba Security provides cyber-security solutions. In Las Vegas, the Israeli company demonstrated its software, which makes automotive ECUs secure against attacks of hackers.

The demonstration will take place during CES 2017 at FEV’s Bellagio Hotel suite. Karamba’s software enables electronic control units (ECUs) to autonomously protect themselves from hackers. Normally, attackers try to inject malicious messages designed to modify a vehicle’s behavior, either by a local or remote attack. The industry responded by trying to use network anomaly detection systems, also called Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), that monitor the CAN communication to detect anomalous messages, which may indicate an on-going attack.

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FEV North America, Inc. becoming one-stop shop for smart vehicle technology

FEV North America, Inc.| January 3, 2017

As the number and variety of communication technologies employed in connected vehicles continues to grow, the risk of a security breach increases profoundly. FEV is a leader in the development and testing of electronics systems and subsystems, and has created a comprehensive suite of services that make it a "one-stop shop" for design, development, testing, and deployment of cyber security and ADAS solutions, among other connected/smart vehicle technologies. Some of these technologies will be demonstrated at the company's suite at the Bellagio Hotel during the CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 5 – 8, 2017.

Technology to be exhibited at the company's 2017 CES Suite at the Bellagio in Las Vegas includes a cyber security solution for electronic control modules with partner Karamba Security. This demo will showcase FEV's Connected Vehicle Gateway (CVGW) module hardware operating with the unique Karamba Security (Karamba) cyber security software solution for protection from cyber attacks. Karamba is a provider of autonomous cybersecurity software for connected and autonomous vehicles. Karamba's embedded software products automatically harden the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected and autonomous cars, preventing hackers from manipulating and compromising those ECUs and hacking into the car. The solution demonstrated in FEV's suite will provide protection from arbitrary code execution during in-memory and external attacks. The FEV-Karamba solution locks down factory settings and prevents in-memory attacks, as well as offers incident response capabilities. Other in-car cyber security solutions can trigger false positives, putting driver safety at risk. The FEV-Karamba solution hardens the ECU against cyber attacks and is immune to false positives.

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25 Cool Israeli Tech Companies To Watch In 2017

Abigail Klein Leichman | January 1, 2017

From medical devices to clean technologies, Israeli companies will unleash a host of unique products. Pioneering high-tech entrepreneur and investor Yossi Vardi tells ISRAEL21c that smart mobility solutions and drone technologies are two areas in which Israel will dominate this year.

Carmakers increasingly look to Israeli expertise to hack-proof their connected and autonomous vehicles. One of the newer players in this field is Karamba Security of Hod Hasharon, whose Carwall ECU security platform meets the goals set out in the US Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Karamba Aims to Prevent Autonomous Car Hacks Before They Happen

Sarah Schmid Stevenson | December 28, 2016

Not so many years ago, self-driving cars seemed like little more than science fiction—a cool idea, but too difficult to translate into practical, everyday use. But as autonomous vehicles come closer to becoming a reality, the question is not if, it’s when. However, there are still a few major challenges to overcome before driverless cars hit the road, and security looms as one of the largest.

Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor, MI-based startup with an R&D office in Israel, has developed software to address the autonomous security problem. The company refers to its software as the industry’s first security software expressly for autonomous vehicles and it’s designed to prevent hackers from exploiting security gaps by locking down the code that makes a connected car run.

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No Entry: 70+ Startups Securing IoT, Cars, And Critical Infrastructure In One Market Map

CB Insights | December 6, 2016

As internet-connected hardware proliferates, there’s been a corresponding rise in cyber security threats, with malicious hackers using these new digital entry points to infiltrate and disrupt systems. In turn, startups focused on securing the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are emerging as important players in the cybersecurity industry.

We used the CB Insights database to identify 78 private companies at the intersection of cybersecurity and connected hardware, which includes: critical infrastructure, mobile phones, connected devices, enterprise endpoints (defined as laptop computers, desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices connected to an enterprise-network), and connected cars. Not all of the categories in our map are mutually exclusive.

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International cooperation needed to tackle Japan’s Achilles’ heel

Megan Lampinen | December 13, 2016

Cyber security is quickly becoming a global concern among automotive players, but not all markets are the same. Israeli company Karamba Security is one start-up company that has been growing at breakneck pace.

Karamba’s software products suite hardens the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected and autonomous cars and IoT devices, preventing hackers from manipulating them. Based in Israel, it recently signed a deal to distribute its products in Japan through a cooperation with Japanese network security specialist Asgent. But Japan is an unusual case. Many industry watchers have warned that it is particularly vulnerable to cyber crime, partly because of the economy’s high reliance on the Internet. High-profile hacking of the Japan Pension Service and police departments have shone a spotlight on the situation.

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Israeli startups deliver much-needed tech for self-driving cars

YL Ventures | December 10, 2016

Israel has no indigenous auto industry, but the country’s startup community is serious about autonomous vehicles and is producing a whole host of technologies to help make self-driving cars ready for market, as the infographic above shows.

TowerSec, soon to be under Samsung’s wing, was one of the first companies in this space. They approached autonomous vehicle cybersecurity in an enterprise framework, adapting IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems) technologies that protect IT networks. Newer players like Karamba Security seal ECUs according to their factory settings and block any intrusions or in-memory attacks that don’t comply with those settings.

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Asgent to Introduce Autonomous Security to Protect Against Cyberattacks in Japan

Ken Briodagh | December 06, 2016

At a press conference held last week in Tokyo, Asgent, a Tokyo-based pioneer in network security and operations management solutions, announced that it has contracted with Karamba Security to introduce its Autonomous Security technology to the automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) markets in Japan.

“By reselling and distributing Karamba Security technology, Asgent is putting Japanese manufacturers at the leading edge of global efforts to protect vehicles and Internet of Things devices from cyberthreats,” said Takahiro Sugimoto, CEO and founder, Asgent. “Applications not only include the connected car but also smart home devices such as security systems and cameras monitoring a baby’s room to appliances and lighting. Each of these seemingly innocent devices could be turned into an attack vector if not properly protected. Asgent and Karamba take seriously the responsibility to save lives and preserve people’s safety.”

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VC Profile: Led by Bill Ford, Fontinalis Partners Looks to Drive Auto Industry Innovation

Cat Zakrzewski | November 28, 2016

Investors are betting recent developments in autonomous driving could upend the auto industry more in the next five years than in the decades since the Model T was introduced. Bill Ford is keeping his family's name tied to innovation in the sector through Fontinalis Partners as technology companies increasingly go head-to-head with traditional auto manufacturers. The great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. co-founded the Detroit venture-capital firm to invest in what the firm calls "the future of mobility."

Today Fontinalis has made about 25 investments across road, rail, autonomy, security, marine, biking, infotainment and drones. One of Fontinalis's more recent investments is Karamba Security LLC, a cybersecurity company focused on cars. Chief Executive Ami Dotan said the firm first approached Karamba in March, and it led a $2.5 million Series A round that was announced in September.

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Ford Motor Opens Up About Its Investment Strategy

Kirsten Korosec | November 16, 2016

Ford doesn’t have its own venture capital arm. Instead the automaker is investing in RPM Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, and Fontinalis Partners, the Detroit-based VC co-founded by Ford executive chairman Bill Ford. A look at what startups RPM Ventures and Fontinalis Partners are backing as well as Ford’s more recent investments and partnership provides insight into what the automaker might target next.

Fontinalis is backing more than 20 startups, including the real-time traffic information and driver services company Inrix and NuTonomy, the autonomous vehicle software startup and MIT spinoff. Inrix is the same company that earlier this year acquired OpenCar, a software startup that built an in-car app platform that could challenge Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. NuTonomy launched a self-driving taxi service in Singapore earlier this year that the public—not just test engineers—can use. The company says it’s the first-ever public trial of a self-driving taxi service. Other Fontinalis-backed startups include Lyft, peer-to-peer car-sharing service Turo, Karamba Security, a company focused on protecting connected cars from cyber attacks, and Zendrive, which uses smartphone sensors to measure driver behavior.

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19 Internet of Things IoT Security Startups

Nanalyze | November 1, 2016

The recent DDoS attacks that were all over the news turned out to be caused by amateur hackers that used Internet of Things (IoT) devices to attack a company that provided key services to many popular websites. We talked about DDoS protection software as a possible solution but the real problem is that there are many unsecured IoT devices and we need a bigger focus on IoT security.

Founded in 2015, Israeli based startup Karamba Security just closed their Series A funding round of $5 million to develop an IoT Security solution called “Carwall” that targets the Electronic Control Units (ECUs) within automobiles and ensures that all cars are protected (not just autonomous cars). Vehicle software consists of tens of millions of lines of code and this domain is ripe for abuse. Since emerging out of stealth mode in April of this year, they have completed technology proof of concepts with several industry Tier-1 providers.

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Cybersecurity threat creates new breed of supplier

Katie Burke | October 17, 2016

Emerging hacking threats have created a cybersecurity market that is expected to "grow exponentially" in the next seven years and could hit $759 million in revenue by 2023, according to IHS Markit. Several companies, many based in Israel and launched by former military cyber defense experts, have emerged as demand for security services has risen. About 112 million vehicles on the road globally are connected, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks risking driver safety and privacy.

Karamba Security focuses on providing "deterministic" security, meaning that once its technology is embedded in a vehicle, no additional monitoring or updates will be needed.Though the automotive industry typically has moved slowly on new technology, Karamba Chairman David Barzilai said cybersecurity is one area where companies will be forced to move fast or face losing customers. "If manufacturers aren't secure, their customers won't trust them," he said.

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The high stakes auto industry needs high stakes cyber security

Xavier Boucherat | October 11, 2016

Karamba Security suggests the ‘enterprise’ approach to cyber security may not be suitable for cars, particularly with passenger lives on the line.

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Fontinalis Partners leads USD2.5-million investment in Karamba Security

IHS Automotive | October 3, 2016

Company raised similar amount in seed funding in April this year.

Israel-based start-up Karamba Security raised USD2.5 million in Series A funding, the company said in a press release last week. The latest round of funding was led by the US-based venture capital firm Frontnalis Partners, with participation from the company’s existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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New security system for autonomous cars enables ECUs to protect themselves

ITS International | October 1, 2016

Karamba Security has launched autonomous security for connected and autonomous vehicles, which enables their electronic control units (ECUs) to protect themselves from hackers. This extension to the company’s Carwall ECU security platform enables automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the US Department of Transportation's guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Fontinalis leads $2.5 million investment in Israeli firm

Tom Henderson | September 30, 2016

Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners LLC has led an investment of $2.5 million in Karamba Security, a company based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, that makes cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles.

"We're delighted to have Fontinalis Partners as our newest investor," said Ami Dotan, Karamba Security's CEO and co-founder, in a press release. "As a fund dedicated to next-generation mobility solutions, they've seen every cybersecurity solution out there. Their investment in Karamba Security is a testament to our solutions."

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Upstart bags $2.5m to help put the brakes on self-driving car hackers

John Leyden | September 30, 2016

Israeli car security startup Karamba Security has banked $2.5m in fresh investment, which it plans to use to extend its technology to autonomous vehicles. The tech will be geared towards protecting engine control units (ECUs) in robot cars from hackers and malware infections.

David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder at Karamba Security, told El Reg that the design of autonomous cars offers hackers even more ways to hack vehicles. "There is one interesting difference between autonomous cars and other cars, from [a] hacker's point of view: To enable full autonomy, a car should have more externally connected electronic control units vs connected cars."

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An Israeli Tech Company Is Trying To Protect Our Cars From Being Hacked

Morningstar | September 29, 2016

Israeli automotive security company Karamba Security has announced the launch of Autonomous Security, a major edition to the company’s current Carwall electronic control unit (ECU) auto security platform. Karamba’s Autonomous Security will be aimed at helping auto technology companies meet the autonomous vehicle safety goals laid out by the Department of Transportation.

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Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep self-driving cars safe from hackers

Lora Kolodny | September 29, 2016

A cybersecurity startup based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Karamba Security, has raised $2.5 million in new Series A funding to protect internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles from hackers.

Fontinalis Partners, a venture firm that is focused on mobility and transportation-related technologies, led the investment joined by Karamba’s earlier seed backers YL Ventures and GlenRock.

Karamba has also released an extension to its “autonomous security” product suite.

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An Israeli Tech Company Is Trying To Protect Our Cars From Being Hacked

Wayne Duggan | September 29, 2016

Israeli automotive security company Karamba Security has announced the launch of Autonomous Security, a major edition to the company’s current Carwall electronic control unit (ECU) auto security platform. Karamba’s Autonomous Security will be aimed at helping auto technology companies meet the autonomous vehicle safety goals laid out by the Department of Transportation.

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Israeli startup says its new software would have prevented Tesla hack

Karamba raised another $2.5M in a series A1 funding round

Lucas Mearian | September 29, 2016

Israeli startup Karamba Security today announced a new product for securing the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected and self-driving vehicles that it said could have prevented a recent Tesla hack.

Karamba's Carwall software uses a vehicle's factory software settings to discover noncompliant code in a car's ECUs and automatically creates security policies in real time to block the code.

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Karamba Security ensures autonomous cars against cyberattacks; raises $2.5M in funding

Karamba Security explains that its Autonomous Security technology allows any car’s ECU to protect itself from cyberattacks

Sharmistha Mukherjee | September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, an autonomous cybersecurity solutions provider today announced Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles. The solution is designed to empower the electronic control units (ECUs) of connected cars to protect them from hackers.

The company claims that Autonomous Security is an extension of its Carwall ECU security platform, that enables automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Detroit’s Fontinalis Partners Leads $2.5M Investment Round in Vehicle Security Company

Emma Klug | September 29, 2016

With participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock, Fontinalis Partners, a Detroit-based capital venture firm, led a $2.5 million strategic investment round in Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor-based company that provides cyber security services for connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Autonomous security for cars

Karamba Security has released Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles, a solution that empowers electronic control units (ECUs) to protect themselves from hackers and which the company claims would have blocked the recent Tesla-type hacks.

Julien Happich | September 29, 2016

Autonomous Security is an extension to the company’s Carwall ECU security platform, enabling automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the U.S. Department of Transportation's guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars. Cyberattacks can only infiltrate a car by compromising the externally-connected ECUs controlling infotainment, navigation and OBDII telematics dongles, for example. Karamba Security’s Autonomous Security technology allows any car’s ECU to protect itself from this threat by automatically locking it down to the ECU's factory settings. The ECU then blocks operations that aren't part of its factory settings, with a negligible performance impact, which prevents hackers from accessing the car's safety systems and commandeering them. This deterministic decision is made locally on the ECU. Autonomous Security doesn't require the ECU to be connected to protect itself, nor does it need anti-malware updates.

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Karamba Security grabs $2.5 mln

Iris Dorbian | September 29, 2016

Michigan and Israeli-based Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has raised $2.5 million in funding. Fontinalis Partners led the round with participation from return backers YL Ventures and GlenRock. In addition to the funding, Chris Thomas, a founder and partner at Fontinalis Partners, has been added to Karamba’s board.

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Karamba Security Secures $2.5M in Funding

September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based developer of autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, secured $2.5m in funding round.

The round was led by Fontinalis Partners with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock. In conjunction with the funding, Chris Thomas, a founder and partner at Fontinalis Partners, will join Karamba’s board.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to develop the platform.

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Term Sheet — Thursday, September 29

Dan Primack | September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, an Israel-based developer of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has raised $2.5 million in new VC funding. Fontinalis Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers GlenRock and YL Ventures.

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Karamba Security Announces Strategic Investment from Fontinalis Partners

September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, a company that develops industry-leading autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has secured an investment from Fontinalis Partners, a firm solely focused on investing in and scaling technology companies that are advancing next-generation mobility solutions. Fontinalis Partners led the $2.5 million round, with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Israeli car cyber security co Karamba raises $2.5m

Carwall, the Hod Hasharon company's software, secures vehicles from cyberattacks by locking down electronic control units.

September 29, 2016

Israeli startup Karamba Security, which develops cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has closed a $2.5 million financing round. The investmenmt was led by Fontinalis Partners with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Karamba Security Announces Strategic Investment from Fontinalis Partners

September 29, 2016

Karamba Security, a company that develops industry-leading autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has secured an investment from Fontinalis Partners, a firm solely focused on investing in and scaling technology companies that are advancing next-generation mobility solutions. Fontinalis Partners led the $2.5 million round, with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Fontinalis invests in driverless car cybersecurity firm

Michael Martinez | September 29, 2016

Romulus — Fontinalis Partners LLC, the venture capital firm founded by Bill Ford Jr., announced Thursday an investment in an Israel-based company that develops cybersecurity systems for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Karamba Security, headquartered in Hod Hasharon, Israel, said Fontinalis led its latest $2.5 million round of funding, which also included existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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Karamaba Advances Autonomous Car Security, Raises New Funding

Karamba adds new in-memory attack prevention capabilities to its Carwall security platform with the goal of limiting vehicle security risks.

Sean Michael Kerner | September 29, 2016

Vehicle security vendor Karamba Security today announced new features for autonomous car security as well as a new $2.5 million round of funding.

Total funding to date for Karamba now stands at $5 million from investors including Fontinalis Partners, YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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New platform for autonomous cybersecurity

Stacey Jeffrey | September 29, 2016

Karamba Security announced Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles, which empowers their electronic control units (ECUs) to protect themselves from hackers. Autonomous Security, an extension to the company’s Carwall ECU security platform, enables automotive technology providers to achieve the goals set out in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s guidelines for the safe deployment of autonomous cars.

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Karamba Security Carwall platform enhanced with automated ECU lockdown feature for connected, autonomous cars

Brandon Lewis | September 29, 2016

HOD HASHARON, ISRAEL and DETROIT, MI. Karamba Security has announced Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles, an extension of its Carwall electronic control unit (ECU) security platform that enables the ECUs of any car to automatically lock down and reset to factory settings in the presence of cyber threats or malicious code. The Carwall Autonomous Security suite also introduces in-memory protection capability for ECUs to defend against memory-based attacks such as buffer overrun and return-oriented programming.

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Karamba Security, a company that develops autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has secured an investment from Fontinalis Partners.

September 29, 2016

Fontinalis Partners led the USD2.5 million round, with participation from existing investors YL Ventures and GlenRock.

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The federal self-driving vehicles policy has finally been published

JONATHAN M. GITLIN | September 21, 2016

On Monday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency published its long-awaited Federal Automated Vehicles Policy. NHTSA is the part of the US government responsible for regulating the vehicles we drive, and it's broadly in favor of self-driving technology given the potential to reduce the death toll on the nation's roads. That toll, by the way, nudged above 35,000 in 2015 (up almost 8 percent on the previous year). The new document includes both a performance guidance (as opposed to regulation) for automated vehicles as well as a model policy for individual states to follow. As is the case with new federal government policies, the document is open for public comment for the next 60 days.

The focus on cybersecurity went down well with David Barzilai, chairman of Karamba Security. "It is not a simple task, but it is absolutely critical, as preventing the attack is even more important than detecting the attack," he said in a statement. "The industry must stop hackers before they ever succeed to penetrate into cars due to the sheer scale of fatalities and property damage that could result from cyberattacks on cars."

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US Issues Federal Security Guidance on Self-Driving Cars

Tara Seals | September 21, 2016

In its most comprehensive statement yet on autonomous vehicles, the US Department of Transportation has issued a 15-point set of federal safety assessment guidelines covering issues like cybersecurity, black box recordings and how a vehicle would deal with potential ethical conundrums.

The move is timely: Navigant Research projects that by 2020, 25% of shipped cars will support different levels of autonomy, growing to 44% of all shipped cars in 2025. “These levels, established by the NHTSA and SAE, range from braking and acceleration to auto sensing cars and changing lanes to complete autonomy with the car controlling all safety-critical functions through the entire trip,” said David Barzilai, Karamba Security chairman and co-founder, via email.

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US gets federal guidelines for safe deployment of self-driving cars

Help Net Security | September 21, 2016

The policy sets a proactive approach to providing safety assurance and facilitating innovation through four key parts. Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies. Model state policy delineates the Federal and State roles for the regulation of highly automated vehicle technologies as part of an effort to build a consistent national framework of laws to govern self-driving vehicles.

David Barzilai, Karamba Security chairman and co-founder, believes that the DOT guidelines for self-driving cars are timely. “Navigant Research projects that by 2020, 25% of shipped cars will support different levels of autonomy, growing to 44% of all shipped cars in 2025. These levels, established by the NHTSA and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), range from braking and acceleration to auto sensing cars and changing lanes to complete autonomy with the car controlling all safety-critical functions through the entire trip,” he noted.

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Protecting cars from cyberattacks

Tim Starks | September 21, 2016

HERE IN MY CAR, I FEEL SAFEST OF ALL — A major auto manufacturer is cautiously optimistic about new Transportation Department cybersecurity recommendations on self-driving vehicles released Tuesday. “We're still going through the nitty-gritty details,” said Andy York, executive director of federal affairs for GM, but “generally speaking we see that as a very positive development.” The newly released guidance suggests that companies disclose vulnerabilities as quickly as possible. One key element, York said, is that it recommends that states — several of which are contemplating legislation on autonomous vehicles — stay away from regulating safety and technology. “We think that will be useful in providing some uniformity across states,” said York, speaking Tuesday at an event hosted by Center Forward, a nonprofit organization that seeks centrist solutions to policy debates. York also commended the Obama administration for consulting with industry in developing the guidance.

Security experts praised DOT for emphasizing a focus on security from the start of the automotive-design process. “The DOT guidelines indicate the need for cybersecurity best practices and call upon industry technology companies and the car manufacturers to share knowledge and create them,” David Barzilai, chairman and co-founder of car-security firm Karamba, said in a statement. “DOT expects such best practices to be embedded in the designs of the autonomous cars.”

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Hackers crack Tesla CAN Bus, DoT issues policy for securing connected car

Robert Abel | September 20, 2016

For the first time ever, researchers claimed they were able to crack into Tesla's CAN Bus to achieve remote control of the electric car, meanwhile the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) issued new policy concerning automated vehicles. Keen Security Lab researchers discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in Tesla firmware which allowed them to open the sunroof, turn on the blinkers, move the seat, hack into the center counsel display screen and dashboard display, open doors without a key, control windshield wipers, fold side mirrors, open the trunk, and engage braking system, according to a Sept. 19 YouTube video demonstration of the attacks.

The DoT guidelines indicate the need for cybersecurity best practices and call upon industry technology companies and the car manufacturers to share knowledge and create them, Karamba Security Chairman and Co-founder David Barzilai told SCMagazine.com via emailed comments. Barzilai said the DoT expects that best practices should be embedded in the designs of the autonomous cars and that leading car companies and providers have already started to create internal methods for hardening cars against hackers.

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Karamba’s Carwall thwarts mass hacks

ITS International | September 13, 2016

Karamba Security’s Carwall software is said to prevent ‘mass hacks’ of vehicles’ on-board systems including those for connected and autonomous driving. Carwall sits in the vehicle ECUs and ‘learns’ the factory settings. If hackers breach the manufacturer’s cyber security and tries to infect the ECUs of in-service vehicles, Karamba’s software detects the impending change to factory settings and blocks activation.

David Barzilai, the company’s chairman and co-founder, said with tens of millions of lines of code in car software, it is impossible to guarantee all security bugs are eliminated. Carwall does not stop a hacker exploiting a security bug to transmit malware to a vehicle’s ECUs but it does prevent that malware being activated.

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Autonomous cars to have ‘thousands of security risks’

Sam Sheehan | September 12, 2016

Autonomous cars will provide hackers with hundreds of thousands of security risks to take advantage of because of the masses of code needed to run their systems.

According to David Barzilai, founder and chairman of coding expert Karamba Security, the first truly autonomous vehicles will run using hundreds of millions of lines of code. This will leave hackers with masses of vulnerable software that can be hacked into in order to take control. Barzilai explained that current top-end luxury vehicles with partial autonomous technology, such as the BMW 7 Series and Volvo XC90, already have about one hundred million lines of code. As this technology advances, so too will the number of opportunities for hackers and criminals to break into digital systems.

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The game has changed: 13 security startups to follow on Twitter

John P. Mello Jr. | August 26, 2016

While the IPO market for information security companies has been fallow in recent months, startups continue to attract cash. Sure, there's plenty of hype—there always is—but there are some interesting ideas out there, too, ideas that can help slow the daily tattoo of bad news about data breaches and ransomware jackpots for hackers. Here is a baker's dozen of cybersecurity startups worth paying attention to by following them on Twitter.

As more and more automobiles jack into the Internet, the potential for hackers to hijack a vehicle through its internal computer systems continues to increase. Karamba Security, recently picked by Forbes Israel as one of that nation's top 10 most promising cybersecurity companies, has an offering that "hardens" a vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU) from external attacks. The ECU is used by vehicles for communication with external sources of data, such as the Internet, Wi-Fi networks, and Bluetooth devices. With Karamba, which recently received $2.5 million in seed funding from YL Ventures and private investment company GlenRock, an automaker can embed in the ECU detection and enforcement capabilities to ensure that only permitted code and function calls are run on the unit. Karamba also blocks foreign code from executing on the ECU as well as in-memory attacks—all without any false alarms.

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Auto Cybersecurity Dissected: Who, Where & What

Junko Yoshida | August 25, 2016

MADISON, Wis. — Thanks to the Jeep hack that led to Chrysler’s recall of 1.4 million vehicles last year, car OEMs today see automotive cybersecurity as a real-world problem that could ravage their bottom line. This change in perception, compared with just a year ago, is seismic. Their subsequent cry for help has fueled a mad dash among a slew of startups such as Argus Cyber Security, Karamba Security and VisualThreats, all of them pitching automotive cybersecurity technology solutions.

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Car technology of the future

Joe Finnerty | August 16, 2016

Car hacking has never been more of a problem, with a heap of electronics loaded on to vehicles making it easier for criminals to tamper with internal computers. David Barzilai, executive chairman of Karamba Security, said he hears of another case “every couple of weeks”. He added: “The Jeep Cherokee incident [where researchers hacked the vehicle, controlling everything up to the accelerator] made people aware it can be done.” An FBI warning in March advised users to keep up with service schedules for fixes, too. Getting inside a car’s ECU is as easy as loading a virus CD. New research presented at the USENIX security conference this week revealed that there is a critical weakness in vehicles that could enable an attacker to unlock and start a car remotely. The research was conducted by computer science researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

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Hack of Keyless Entry Systems Put 100M VWs at Risk

Sean Michael Kerner | August 12, 2016

One hundred million Volkswagen vehicles are allegedly at risk after researchers reveal weaknesses in wireless key security, but those aren't the only vehicles at risk. New research presented at the USENIX security conference this week revealed that there is a critical weakness in vehicles that could enable an attacker to unlock and start a car remotely. The research was conducted by computer science researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

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Presentations show the auto industry needs to shore up cars' security

Kacy Zurkus | August 11, 2016

Once again automotive cybersecurity researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek hacked into a Jeep Cherokee and showed that they can take control of the car steering wheel and brakes— but this time at high speeds, not low speeds (self-parking mode) as they did in July 2015. This year's Black Hat conference also offered a "Car Hacking--Hands on" training with Robert Leale, founder of CanBusHack. For a few years, the auto industry has been under fire, motivating manufacturers to focus more on security. That's one reason why connected car vulnerabilities has been a notable event at major conferences. In its endeavors to build stronger security, the industry at large has invested extensive resources into researching and educating practitioners.

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Bug bounty moving mainstream, but not without criticism

Megan Lampinen | July 20, 2016

FCA US has become the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce a public bug bounty programme, following in the footsteps of Tesla and General Motors. These programmes offer outside computer researchers the opportunity to search for cyber security vulnerabilities, usually for a reward. Some industry players believe that bug bounties by themselves won't provide sufficient protection from malware. "Bug bounties are not enough," said Karamba Security CoFounder David Barzilai. Karamba approaches cyber protection from a different angle. Its Carwall solution doesn't promise to eradicate software bugs but it does promise that bug cannot be exploited. An automated security solution for engine control units (ECUs), it integrates into a specific software development environment and automatically seals the software against cyber attacks.

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Bug bounties and automotive firewalls: Dealing with the car hacker threat

Jonathan M. Gitlin | July 14, 2016

As we have seen in the past couple of years, car hacking is becoming an ever-greater threat. Many of the systems in our vehicles—and the standards to which they were designed—predate the connected car era. And so computerized vehicle systems lack some of the basic kinds of security that we would otherwise expect as default given the ramifications of a hack. The car-hacking problem gained widespread attention in July 2015, when hackers revealed that 1.4 million Chrysler and Dodge vehicles were vulnerable to an exploit—via the car's infotainment system—that could allow a malicious hacker to take over control of the vehicles' throttle, brakes, and even steering.

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Your average car is a lot more code-driven than you think

Bob O'Donnell | June 28, 2016

The growing interest in smart and connected cars is getting tangible, both for car buyers and car makers, just as they get more complicated — a lot more complicated. In fact, to really appreciate both the value of the car-related technologies that are being offered now, as well as what’s possible in the not-to-distant future, it helps to have a basic understanding of how modern cars function.

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Hacking Cars Getting Easier and More Dangerous

Robert Siciliano CSP | June 24, 2016

If your car is in any way connected to the Internet, it can get hacked into. You know it’s only a matter of time before hackers begin infiltrating motor vehicles in droves, being that vehicles are plagued with hundreds to thousands of security vulnerabilities.

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From Stealth to Spotlight: Karamba Security Named to Forbes Israel ‘10 Most Promising Cybersecurity Companies’ List

Guy Finkelstein | June 14, 2016

Karamba Security has been selected by Forbes Israel as one of Israel’s Top 10 Most Promising Cybersecurity Companies — a distinction made even more significant in a nation with more cyber companies per capita than anywhere in the world, and having only exited stealth two months earlier, in April 2016. Karamba enables car companies and Tier 1 system providers to protect their connected automobiles from cyberthreats by hardening Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that are open to external access (via the internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.), so they can’t be used by hackers to infiltrate the car’s network and launch attacks.

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The Latest Security Threat Could Be Hiding in Your Car

But there are ways to protect against it

David Barzilai | June 4, 2016

Have you ever watched a thrilling movie scene, where fear grips a driver who realizes he’s no longer in control of his car, but rather in the clutches of some far-off villain who has taken over? Ever wonder if it could actually happen? It turns out that with today’s connected cars, it’s not just a far-fetched plot dreamed up by an imaginative screenwriter, but a real possibility.

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Securing new and existing connected cars against cyberattacks

Tom Austin-Morgan | June 10, 2016

Karamba Security has released Carwall, in-car security software that automatically secures connected cars against cyberattacks. Carwall software keeps connected cars safe by sealing the car’s controller software, so it can immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks from exploiting the car controller’s software security vulnerabilities.

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Karamba Carwall: Cyber security for connected cars

Karamba Security’s automated sealing approach offers the automotive industry a tool to immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks

Techseen Bureau | June 9, 2016

Karamba Security, that provides electronic control unit (ECU) endpoint security to protect the connected car has launched Carwall, an in-car security software that automatically secures connected cars against cyber-attacks. Announced at the TU Automotive Detroit Conference and Exhibition this year, Carwall keeps connected cars safe by sealing the car’s controller software, so it can immediately detect and prevent cyber-attackers from exploiting the car controller’s software security bugs.

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Securing your car from cyberattacks is becoming a big business

Lucas Mearian | June 9, 2016

A modern car has dozens of computers with as much as 100 million lines of code -- and for every 1,000 lines there are as many as 15 bugs that are potential doors for would-be hackers.

With vehicles becoming more automated and connected to the Internet, to other cars and even roadway infrastructure, the number of potential intrusion points is growing exponentially, according to Navigant Research.

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Attacks or No, Security Firms Race to Connected Vehicle Market

Paul | June 8, 2016

Cyber attacks on automobiles are all-but-unknown, but that isn’t stopping a slew of established technology firms and venture-funded start-ups from betting that security tools that make connected vehicles safe from hacking is the market to be in.

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Automotive Security Software Seeks to Prevent Cyberattacks in the Connected Car

Peter Brown | June 7, 2016

Karamba Security has introduced its Carwall in-security software platform targeted at keeping vehicles safe from cyberattacks looking to exploit security bugs inside a connected car.

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Researchers Hack Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Eduard Kovacs | June 6, 2016

Researchers from UK-based penetration testing and security services firm Pen Test Partners discovered that the mobile applications for the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) are plagued by vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers to remotely control some of the car’s features.

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Apple, Chinese rideshare deal heats up race for tech-smart cars

Alexandria Sage and Julia Love | May 13, 2016

Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) $1 billion investment in Chinese ride sharing company Didi Chuxing intensifies a race to acquire technology, talent and market access in a rapidly evolving global personal transportation market.

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Are You Ready for Firewall Protection for Your Car?

THE INTERNET-CONNECTED CARS WILL REQUIRE FIREWALL PROTECTION AND SOME COMPANIES ARE ALREADY PROVIDING IT

Uzair Amir | April 13, 2016

The Internet has invaded most of the things in our world and its scope is broadening day by day. This time, it is our vehicles that will be receiving a digital boost.

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Israeli startup looks to secure connected cars from hackers

BI Intelligence | April 12, 2016

Israeli startup Karamba Security unveiled a security system for connected cars this past week, along with announcing $2.5 million in funding from capital venture firms. The system helps ensure that hackers can’t run malicious code on connected car systems like infotainment systems, GPS tracking devices, and roadside assistance programs like OnStar, according to cnbc.

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Tech News to Use: Startup Drives IoT Security for Cars

Dom Nicastro | April 11, 2016

Connected cars are potential game-changers for the automotive industry. But what happens if a hacker penetrates a car powered by Internet of Things (IoT) technology?

Attackers can infiltrate and take control over car systems, even killing a car’s engine as it drives. Tel Aviv-based Karamba Security came out of stealth mode to jump on the opportunity to block these types of hackers. It launched its in-car security platform.

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The week in security: IoT threat can be managed; FBI becomes iPhone hacking supplier

David Braue (CSO Online) | April 11, 2016

Security is still seen as the biggest obstacle to embracing hybrid cloud environments as concerns over skills and resources surfaced in a recent survey. Little wonder, since security issues can affect anything — whether it's the massive Panama Papers data leak or even hacked routers and PABX systems, the latest victims in a series of attacks over the Easter long weekend.

The Internet of Things (IoT), in particular, has been maligned for its potential security risks. HP, among others, has been working to tighten up controls on unmanaged printers while startup Karamba Security is focused on securing the internals of car control systems.

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Karamba brings cybersecurity to the automotive market for connected cars

White hat hackers proved that it's possible to attack a car in motion. Karamba Security has an embedded security solution that prevents tampering

Linda Musthaler | April 8, 2016

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$2.5M SEED ROUND FOR ISRAELI STARTUP TO SECURE CAR ECUS

Israeli startup Karamba Security has received $2.5 million in seed funding from YL Ventures and from GlenRock, Leon Recantai's private investment company, to commercialize a purpose-built ECU endpoint solution that protects a car’s externally connected devices.

Julien Happich | April 8, 2016

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Karamba Security Wants Its Antivirus Ware on Cars Before They Leave the Lot

The company has secured $2.5 million in funding.

William Hoffman | April 8, 2016

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STARTUP WILL FOCUS ON AUTO CYBERSECURITY

Karamba Security, an auto cybersecurity startup company, raised $2.5 million to keep the connected cars safe from hacker attacks.

Vlad Tverdohleb | April 8, 2016

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Your car's computers might soon get malware protection

Lucian Constantin | April 8, 2016

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Karamba Security Raises $2.5 Million To Keep Hackers Out Of Connected Cars

April 8, 2016

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Neighbour sick of you parking in his driveway? You’d better hack-proof your car

Simra Technology | April 8, 2016

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Who's Winning the Race to Secure Connected Cars?

Autumn Foster | April 7, 2016

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Startup Karamba mit neuer Sicherheitslösung

Ulrich Hottelet | April 7, 2016

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Karamba Security Raises $2.5M Seed For Car-Safety

Chinmay Bidkar | April 7, 2016

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Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars

Lora Kolodny | April 7, 2016

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Karamba Developing Connected Car Cyber Security Systems

BCNET STAFF | April 7, 2016

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Karamba Security Emerges From Stealth to Protect Cars From Hackers

Karamba Security, a company specializing in solutions designed to protect connected cars from cyberattacks, has come out of stealth mode with $2.5 million raised in seed funding.

Eduard Kovacs | April 7, 2016

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This start-up wants to secure your connected car

Ari Levy | April 7, 2016

Few things are more frightening than the image of an evil genius hacking into a connected car, taking control of the steering wheel and remotely stepping on the gas.

And yet with automobiles increasingly morphing into speeding 2-ton computers, the threat is very real. In July, two hackers proved to Wired Magazine they could break into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee while it was on the highway. That led Jeep parent Chrysler to recall 1.4 million Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Chrysler brand vehicles.

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Security pros rev up tools to lock down cars

Karamba is one of several companies trying to keep bad guys out of your car's software. If the security firms get it right, you won't have to worry about your car getting hacked.

Laura Hautala | April 7, 2016

A hack that crashes your software is bad enough. A hack that crashes your car takes it to a whole new level.

David Barzilai and Karamba, his Israel-based cybersecurity company, want to prevent that scenario from playing out at any speed. So he's selling a tool that installs antihacking technology into chip-bearing auto parts before they hit the assembly line.

"If indeed we are successful -- if all hacks are blocked -- then [you] don't have to worry," said Barzilai, who is executive chairman and a co-founder of Karamba.

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Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars

Lora Kolodny | April 7, 2016

GPS navigation. Entertainment systems that offer streaming music. Bluetooth door locks. As vehicles are increasingly connected to the internet, they also become vulnerable to hacker attacks.

Now, a Tel Aviv-based startup called Karamba Security has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to bring cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry.

According to Karamba co-founder David Barzilai, the startup’s technology can head off hackers at the pass by “hardening” the controllers, or small computers, within a vehicle that are externally-connected.

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Neighbour sick of you parking in his driveway? You'd better hack-proof your car

Do it before l33t hacker next door fills with rage, begins typing

John Leyden | April 7, 2016

Car security startup Karamba Security has emerged from stealth with $2.5m in funding and a plan to revamp in-car security.

Karamba has developed a technology that hardens the externally-facing electronic control unit (ECU) of cars in order to defend against hack attacks. The software is designed to protect a car's externally connected components, identifying attack attempts and blocking exploits from infiltrating the vehicle's network via the internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other connections.

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Israeli Karamba Security raises $2.5M seed to secure connected cars

Karamba aims to tackle a new angle in the field of automotive cyber security

Gabriel Avner | April 7, 2016

Israel-based Karamba Security announced on Thursday that they have closed their seed stage funding round with $2.5 million in new financing. Investors from this round were cyber security-focused YL Ventures and GlenRock, Leon Recanati’s private equity investment firm.

The company was co-founded in 2015 by Chairman David Barzilai, CEO Ami Dotan, CTO Assaf Harel, and VP R&D Tal Ben David. The team is a mix of hardcore security and business, with backgrounds in companies like Check Point, Rafael, Jinko Solar, and Voltaire just to name a few.

Karamba aims to tackle a new angle in the field of automotive cyber security. As cars become more connected with systems like GPS, multimedia, telecommunications and others, they have been found to be vulnerable to hackers.

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Israeli auto cybersecurity co Karamba raises $2.5m

Karamba founders: The auto industry realizes the need.

Idan Rabi | April 7, 2016

The vision of an automatic car is becoming a reality. Google employees in Silicon Valley can already send their kids to kindergarten in a driver-less car. Because of regulatory requirements, a person sits in the driver's seat, but he does not actually touch the wheel or the brakes; he is there merely as backup.

The change in the auto market, which is part of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, is making cars smart. New cars are equipped with dozens of small computers, and are connected to the Internet in order to receive information.

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Your car's computers might soon get malware protection

Karamba Security's technology detects and prevents malware from running on a car's computers

Lucian Constantin | April 7, 2016

Modern cars contain tens of specialized computers that control everything from infotainment functions to steering and brakes. The pressing need to protect these computers from hackers will likely open up a new market for car-related software security products.

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Startup Aims to Make Auto Cybersecurity Ironclad

Ben Miller | April 7, 2016

If hackers infiltrate a government database, they might take somebody’s Social Security number. If they were to infiltrate a self-driving car, they might take a person’s life.

That idea is still very much an obstacle in the way of autonomous vehicles, even as manufacturers boast of improving technology and four-year deployment deadlines. It’s the subject of a legislative push in Congress, and it was a big sticking point in March when a Senate committee met with companies trying to develop self-driving cars.

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Karamba Security Emerges From Stealth Mode to Protect Connected Cars From Cyber Attacks

April 7, 2016

DETROIT & TEL AVIV, Israel April 7, 2016; Karamba Security announced today that it is coming out of stealth mode to launch its unique approach to in-car security.

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Your car's computers might soon get malware protection

Karamba Security's technology detects and prevents malware from running on a car's computers

Lucian Constantin | April 7, 2016

Modern cars contain tens of specialized computers that control everything from infotainment functions to steering and brakes. The pressing need to protect these computers from hackers will likely open up a new market for car-related software security products.

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Your next car will need a firewall

Martin Bryant | April 7, 2016

As our cars become increasingly connected to the internet, and eventually drive themselves, we’re going to want them to be rock-solid secure. The recent Chrysler exploit and FBI warning both highlighted just how vulnerable our vehicles can be to malicious hackers.

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Karamba Security raises $2.5M to protect cars from hackers

The company protects a car’s externally connected components by identifying attack attempts

Steven Loeb | April 7, 2016

Cars are becoming more connected, with Internet, connections to cell networks, Bluetooth, and WiFi. On top of that, you have the driverless car, which is coming closer and closer to being a reality. According to Gartner, within four years there will be a quarter of a billion connected cars.

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