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automotive cybersecurity
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IT security flaws that enable attackers to access vehicle data and communications or even manipulate safety-relevant vehicle systems may not even be located in the vehicle itself but in the ECU production stage or in an inadequately secured backend.

automotive security it-sa
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it-sa, the leading international IT security trade fair, will be held October 8–10 in Nuremberg.

VDI-Konferenz
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The 5th International VDI conference, “Cyber security for vehicles,” will be held in Düsseldorf on July 9 and 10. Cybersecurity experts, software engineers, and development managers will come together at the Hilton Hotel to exchange ideas on the latest developments in automotive security.

HSM
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With CycurHSM 2.x, automotive security provider ESCRYPT has developed a software stack that gives hardware security modules on ECU microcontrollers significantly more IT security functions than before. Enabling secure authorization procedures to be set up for automotive applications is just one feature of the new security software.

CLA
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For its thought leadership in automotive security ESCRYPT has won the Cybersecurity Leader Award (CLA). The company took first prize in the “Small and Medium Enterprises” category for building up a comprehensive range of solutions and services for IT security in connected vehicles.

ITS America 2019
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“Intelligent Mobility: Safer. Greener. Smarter“ is the motto of the ITS America annual meeting 2019 from June 4 to 7 in Washington D.C.. Leaders from the public sector, private companies, academia, and research organizations come together to discuss current research and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies. Central topics of the event are V2Xcommunication, mobility on demand, automated vehicles and automotive cybersecurity.

CICV 2019
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China’s automotive industry seeks to apply innovative mindsets and actions to get into the fast lane. The 6th International Congress of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (CICV) taking place in Beijing’s Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center from May 29 to 31 is an important platform for information sharing between R&D enterprises, academic institutes, and the industry.

car2car
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In V2X communication, IT security is essential for ensuring the reliable and trustworthy exchange of information between vehicles within the Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS).

escar USA 2019
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On June 12-13 ,2019, the international automotive security scene will once again meet at escar USA. In the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, experts from science and industry discuss today’s IT security issues for tomorrow's mobility.

Immune system automotive
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Automotive Ethernet is increasingly becoming the communication standard for the next generation of digitally connected vehicles. Ethernet-based electrical systems allow for larger volumes of data and higher bitrates. But they also offer new attack vectors. At the same time, increasing automation of driving functions means that any security loopholes harbor even greater risks.

BCW 2019
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On May 15 and 16, STATION-Berlin will be a hotspot for everyone involved in the development of connected products and solutions on the Internet of Things. Over these two days, Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019 will offer exciting lectures, interesting exhibits about the IoT, hackathons, and opportunities to exchange ideas.

Automated driving
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Automated driving systems are designed to make driving safer and more comfortable. However, the increasing connectivity of safety-relevant functions and the integration of new technologies into vehicles pose new challenges for IT security. The use of Ethernet for in-vehicle communication enables much higher payloads and transmission rates, and the integration of powerful microprocessors offers higher performance. However, both of these technologies are well-known in the traditional world of IT, with attack vectors familiar to hackers.

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Transport Canada, the Canadian Ministry of Transport, has awarded a contract to ESCRYPT to advance the development of a Canadian security credential management system (SCMS) for connected vehicles. The contract is valued at 1.3 million Canadian dollars.

Keyvisual LIB

Cryptographic libraries provide the algorithms, formats, and encryption protocols for secure onboard communication among other things. Such libraries have to cater to a wide range of different use cases without placing too high a demand on the limited storage capacities or significantly reducing the network transmission rates.

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On March 12 and 13 in Munich, ESCRYPT is offering basic security training on “secure product design.” The two days will shed light on organizational and technical aspects of product development, and security requirements in traditional and agile development processes. They will also provide a basic understanding of cryptography and IT security measures.

Innovator 2019

ESCRYPT has been named “Innovator of the Year” for the second consecutive year by German business magazine brand eins and the Statista market research platform. The title is based on a survey of 25,000 industry and innovation experts, who in 2019 again rated ESCRYPT as one of the most innovative small and medium-size enterprises in the Technology & Telecommunications category.

VDA-Kongress
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The 21st Technical Congress hosted by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is dedicated to the “future of mobility.” On March 14 and 15, participants from the auto industry, science, and politics will gather at the ESTREL Hotel & Congress Center in Berlin to

marvell escrypt

ESCRYPT and Marvell®, a leader in infrastructure semiconductor solutions, are offering a joint solution to secure Ethernet-based in-vehicle communication. The Marvell 88Q5050 automotive secure switch integrates ESCRYPT‘s CycurGATE firewall and intrusion detection system to provide an enhanced level of end-to-end security to the automotive customers.

Car Symposium Talk
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On February 6th, automotive industry’s top executives will gather at the CAR-Symposium in Bochum on the main subject of “electric mobility”. Automotive cyber security will once again play an important role. Dr.

Young Talent Award

For the first time ESCRYPT has awarded its Young Talent Award to 20 graduates of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The award ceremony took place on January 25th as part of the academic celebration of the Faculty of Electrical and Information Technology. Thomas Wollinger, managing director of ESCRYPT GmbH, handed over the prize, which honors IT security students who have completed their bachelor’s degree within the standard period of study study time.

Security Landscape

When it comes to IT security for connected and automated vehicles, weaknesses cannot be tolerated. But such weaknesses do not lurk just in the vehicle itself. Attackers could gain access to vehicle data or cryptographic keys during the manufacturing process. Or cyberattacks could spread beyond the vehicle into the associated backend systems and mobility services.

Escrypt at CES

All eyes were on future mobility at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. Bosch presented its new concept shuttle featuring ESCRYPT components that provide IT security for the keyless access systems, data connectivity with the outside word, and the software updates.

Embedded World
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Join us at Nürnberg Messe again this year for embedded world, the world’s leading embedded systems exhibition. This year, the joint ETAS/ESCRYPT booth (hall 4, booth 558) takes the form of a road intersection.

CES 2019
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The Las Vegas CES is the biggest consumer tech trade show in the world – and the next edition is set to take place from January 8 to 11, 2019. Vehicle technology and connected mobility have long been a key focus of this consumer electronics show.

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IT security for connected vehicles starts with the electronic control unit, or ECU. This is where the cryptographic key material must be stored to enable the secure transfer of data. ESCRYPT has developed a security solution that equips vehicle ECUs with the automaker’s OEM-specific key material during the production process.

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Future Ethernet-based E/E architectures will need powerful security features. Automotive firewalls will therefore have an important role to play in monitoring and controlling in-vehicle communication networks.

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The Max Planck Society, Germany’s leading organization for basic research, has announced the establishment of a new “Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy Protection” (MPI) in Bochum. The new institute may be located within close proximity of the future ESCRYPT headquarters.

escar europe 2018
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Taking place in Brussels on November 13 and 14, this year’s escar Europe conference is set to attract experts from the world of automotive security. Now in its 16th year, escar represents the cutting edge of automotive cyber security. Rapidly increasing levels of digital connectivity make  IT security in vehicles a key issue when it comes to future mobility.

Security Orchestration

With the digital transformation, if not before, cyber security is becoming a prerequisite for success. After all, every single loophole discredits the OEM and shakes consumer confidence in the new technologies and business models. That is why security has to be future-proof right from the start. The greater the degree to which vehicle platform systems are to be connected to the outside world, the bigger the target for attack. And the more complex the E/E architectures and the more refined the electronically controlled vehicle functions, the more complex is the risk protection solution.

Exzellenzcluster HGI

Great pleasure at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum: As part of the nationwide Excellence Strategy, the new Cluster of Excellence “Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (Casa) was awarded to the HGI. From 2019, the Bochum scientists will receive millions of euros in funding from federal and state for their research in this area over a period of seven years.

CEATEC 2018
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Stands for ‘Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies’, CEATEC JAPAN is an IoT-oriented exhibition with a long history. It was established in 2000 through the integration of two exhibitions “Japan Electronics Show” and “COM JAPAN”, now it brings the technologies from a wide range of industries together in one venue attracting more than 150 000 visitors and 700+ exhibitors.

emove360 2018
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Global experts in Electric Mobility and Autonomous Driving will gather at eMove360° Europe 2018 (October 16 – 18, 2018, Messe Munich) to present and discuss about the next generation and sustainable mobility solutions. Hot topics like IT security of fleet management, autonomous driving will be addressed with latest technology and industry development.

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ESCRYPT has chosen the MARK 51°7 technology campus in Bochum, Germany as the location of its new headquarters. Its construction is expected to be completed in 2022 as part of the first phase of development on the former Opel factory site. There is also room for further expansion on the 8,200-square-meter lot.

etas connections
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Challenges in the development of autonomous driving systems – this is the main theme of this year’s ETAS Connections, which is taking place October 22–23 in Stuttgart’s Wagenhallen. In what way can autonomous driving help us turn the vision of accident-free driving into reality?

eliv marketplace
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Over 450 experts in automotive electronics applications will come together on October 16 and 17 for the ELIV MarketPlace at the Kongresshaus Baden-Baden in Germany. Organized by the VDI Wissensforum, the event offers some 60 expert lectures in 5 parallel sessions.

HSM Themenbild
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Effective vehicle protection begins right in the ECU. Hardware security modules (HSMs) anchor security functions directly in the ECUs’ main processors.

eascar asia
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Asia’s automakers are dialing up their efforts as they advance technologies that will lead to highly automated and connected driving. This intensifies their need to outfit their vehicle platforms with additional security functions and to align their in-house development processes with the concept of lasting automotive security.

ITS World Congress
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With the European Commission hosting and the Crown Prince of Denmark as patron, it’s easy to gauge the importance of the ITS World Congress, which will be held in Copenhagen from September 17 to 21, 2018.

Thomas Wollinger
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The automotive industry is in a state of flux, and automotive security is becoming a key success factor. ESCRYPT CEO Dr. Thomas Wollinger explains how mindsets and actions are changing direction – and why this calls for a conductor.
IAA Commercial Vehicles
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This year, the commercial vehicle sector is meeting in Hannover from September 20 to 27 under the banner of “Driving tomorrow.” The sector is expecting digitalization, connectivity, and autonomous driving to deliver a quantum leap in efficiency and road safety.

V2X Ampel
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The corner of Jefferson Avenue and Grisworld Street in downtown Detroit: A Ford F-150 equipped with innovative Bosch V2X technology independently recognizes red lights, traffic signs, and pedestrians in the roadway.

V2X communication
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Mobility promises us a future of connected driving: an increase in driving safety and road safety, autonomous driving, better traffic flow, less harm to the environment, and enhanced public and goods transportation. The key to making this future a reality is the cooperative intelligent transportation system (C-ITS), which enables vehicles to exchange information with other vehicles and with traffic infrastructure in real time.

Orchestration Ludwigsburg
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How must automakers establish and coordinate a security concept that will allow them to master the future challenges of IT security? In his presentation at the 22nd Congress Automotive Electronics, Friedhelm Pickhard, CEO of ESCRYPT’s parent company ETAS provided the answer.

IT-Security Pitch
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Five Minutes for each start up, until they were asked challenging questions about their business model for further 300 seconds. The jury of this year's IT security pitch didn’t make it easy for the start-ups. The team of QuoScient took the win over five competing young entrepreneurs from Germany, Spain and Belgium.

Vernetztes Fahrzeug
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The more electronics steer, accelerate and brake cars, the more important it is to protect them against cyber attacks. That is why 15 partners from industry and academia will work together over the next three years on new approaches to IT security in self-driving cars.

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Visitors to ITS America 2018 will be able to experience the future of mobility on the streets of downtown Detroit. In a live demonstration, the Bosch Group will show how communication between vehicles and infrastructure will soon be making road traffic safer.

smart city solutions
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eleven-x Inc., operator of Canada’s first and only coast-to-coast public low power network optimized for the Internet of Things (IoT), ESCRYPT, a global leader in software and communications security, and OrbiWise, developers of OrbiWAN™, the leading LoRaWAN™ network server, are pleased to announce the integration of ESCRYPT’s new KMS for LoRaWAN™ with the OrbiWAN™ server on eleven-x’s network, bringing unprecedented levels of data security to all Smart City and IoT applications utilizing the network.

escar USA 2018
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It’s almost that time again: on June 20-21, 2018, escar USA will be the meeting point of the international automotive security scene.

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ConCar Expo 2018, Europe’s largest trade show for automated driving and connected car solutions, will take place in Berlin on June 27 and 28. More than 1,000 visitors from development departments across the automotive industry will convene at the Estrel Congress & Messe Center to discuss the future of mobility.

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In the world of production, the digital transformation is making appreciable headway under the motto “Industry 4.0.” The advantages are obvious: connected machines and systems offer insight into the status of individual orders, provide comprehensive process control, enable monitoring of inventory levels and consumables in real time, ensure fully automated processes, and proactively notify operators when maintenance is and will be required.

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On June 19 and 20, top executives and electronics managers of OEMs and automotive suppliers will gather in Ludwigsburg. The International Congress of Automotive Electronics is an annual highlight for anyone who wants to discuss the future opportunities and challenges of the industry.

Cube 5 opening ceremony
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“Creating security” is the new Cube 5 start-up initiative’s motto. Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research want to further enhance Bochum’s outstanding reputation for IT security with targeted support for spin-offs and start-ups. ESCRYPT is providing the start-up incubator with the office space and specialist support it needs.

auto China 2018
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From April 25 to May 4, 2018, the automotive industry will gather at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Auto China 2018. “Steering to a new era” is the motto for the trade fair, which will highlight new technological developments and provide a platform for an exchange of ideas between the Chinese and international automotive industries.

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From July 2 to 4, 2018, ESCRYPT GmbH is offering two security training courses at its headquarters in Bochum. The key topic for both courses is establishing and maintaining IT security in connected (IoT) products.

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The 4th International VDI Conference on “IT Security in Vehicles” will be held in Düsseldorf on May 16 and 17, 2018. Cybersecurity experts, software engineers, and development managers from all over the world will come together at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel to exchange ideas on the latest developments in automotive security.

automotive ransomware
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If the automotive industry hadn’t gotten the message before, the WannaCry attacks of May 2017 must have hammered it home: crypto-ransomware is a credible threat. As digital connectivity reshapes the economy and our daily lives, it is offering online extortionists a bigger and bigger target for attacks. In the future, it will not be only companies, hospitals, and public authorities at risk – thanks to smart mobility and the functions enabled by digitalization, any vehicle could be the next target.

Martin Emele at the European Parliament
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The European Commission is planning to enact a new cyber security regulation according to which manufacturers will have to certify their products in order to confirm that they have appropriate security mechanisms to protect their products and services against attacks. For this reason, Martin Emele, Vice President Marketing and Business Strategy Cyber Security, External Affairs & Governmental and Political Relations at ESCRYPT’s parent company ETAS, took part in a political dinner debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on January 23.

embedded world classroom
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With a record number of more than 32,000 visitors, the 2018 embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg more than lived up to its reputation as the international exhibition of the embedded community.

ESCRYPT new visual
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In future, IT security for the Internet of Things will require a holistic approach. Because IoT applications are increasingly interconnected. This calls for lifecycle management and organizational integration alongside embedded security solutions. That is why ESCRYPT has strategically expanded its IT security portfolio to encompass smart mobility, smart industry, and smart city.

escar usa 2018
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The 6th escar USA will take place June 20 and 21, 2018 in the Detroit Metropolitan Area – more precisely at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

brand eins innovator
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Renowned German publishing house brand eins has released its annual ranking of the most innovative German companies, and ESCRYPT was among the top performers. Based in Bochum, Germany, the provider of IoT security solutions took a top spot among SMEs in the “Technology and Telecommunication” category, earning the accolade “Innovator of the Year 2018.”

Smart City
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Cypress and ESCRYPT partner to deliver complete end-to-end security for the LoRaWAN Ecosystem. For this Cypress has integrated their PSoC 6 LoRaWAN stack into ESCRYPT’s LoRaWAN Key Management System (KMS) to offer customers an end-to-end Secure LoRaWAN Solution.

Embedded World 2018
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From February 27 to March 1, Nuremberg will once again be hosting the world’s leading trade show focusing on embedded systems. This year, ESCRYPT will be present in numerous areas of the embedded world Conference.

Hall 4, Booth 558 – IDPS, V2X Security, Cyber Defense Center

Automobilwoche Konferenz 2018
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The main theme of the Automobilwoche conference in Munich on March 13, 2018 is the digital transformation of the car industry – under the slogan Big Data, Car Data.

Secured Car
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Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Systems that are considered secure today can be vulnerable to attack tomorrow. The long service life of modern cars demands that action also be taken to avert potential, as yet unknown threats. Closed-loop integrated intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) offer effective protection here.

Bosch Connected World
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The Internet of Things needs comprehensive IoT security. At Bosch ConnectedWorld, to be held at the STATION-Berlin on February 21-22, ESCRYPT will highlight its role as a pioneer – for instance in the LoRaWAN low-energy network standard, a rapidly developing technology that enables IoT devices and smart-city applications to be networked economically. Protecting a network like this calls for an intelligent key management solution (KMS).

v2x communication
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Connected driving is the future. However, data exchange between vehicles and roadside equipment will only become genuinely beneficial when it is securely protected against unauthorized access. Cybersecurity specialist ESCRYPT is unveiling its secure V2X communication solution at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

secured car
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At CES 2018, ESCRYPT is presenting its intrusion detection and prevention solution. With the complete system combining an embedded solution and a cyber security backend, automotive manufacturers can detect and defend against cyberattacks on individual vehicles or entire fleets.

Car Symposium Orchestration
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Automotive security is not just an issue of pressing urgency, it is also highly complex. This is because cybersecurity for the automotive world of both today and tomorrow goes well beyond the vehicle and its infrastructure. Accordingly, more is needed than just individual technical solutions. Effective IT security has to span the vehicle’s entire life cycle. And it must penetrate all of the processes and organizational units involved in security measures.

CES Las Vegas
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For anyone interested in seeing the technological trends for the upcoming years, there is no getting by CES in Las Vegas. ESCRYPT will be presenting new IT security solutions for smart mobility to the international expert community there from 9 to 12 January 2018.

FURTHER NEWS & EVENTS

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Nov 16, 2016
- Nov 17, 2016
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The 14th escar Europe will take place in Munich on November 16 and 17. The conference offers top presentations and a well-established platform for exchanging news and views in the world of embedded security for vehicles.
Oct 18, 2016
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Infineon, one of the leading semiconductor manufacturers for embedded systems, and ESCRYPT are entering into a partnership designed to bring more security to vehicles and to Industry 4.0. Together, the two companies will develop innovative technologies for the focus markets automotive and Industry 4.0.
Aug 12, 2016
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Below, we present ESCRYPT’s security solutions for the entire product lifecycle of an embedded system.
Aug 12, 2016
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From requirements analysis to the end of a device’s service life, data security and providing reliable protection from unwanted manipulation mean that security requirements must be fulfilled. Like cogs in a machine, individual security measures and solutions have to fit and work together in order to create a well-functioning system and to guarantee a risk-appropriate level of security. There is no excuse for carelessness, no matter how slight, as this could make the entire system vulnerable to attack.
Sep 28, 2016
- Sep 29, 2016
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ESCRYPT integrated its fuzz testing module into ETAS’ LABCAR HiL testing system to facilitate integrated functional safety and security testing of ECUs using CAN bus fuzzing. A demonstrator of this symbiosis will be presented at this year’s escar Asia, September 28-29 in Tokyo, Japan. Here, the Japanese government presents the Japanese approach for automotive security and a variety of lectures and discussions will complement and further explore the main topics of car hacking and security testing.
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