Israeli Innovators Protecting Connected Cars from Cyber Threats
Automotive technology holds great promise but also introduces new risks. Connected cars may offer drivers a wide array of new amenities, but their being networked means hackers could break in and take the wheel themselves. Until the automotive cybersecurity question is solved, the full potential of automotive technology will remain out of reach.
Not only has Israel long been a hub for automotive technologies, housing over 400 active companies in the sector. But the Startup Nation has recently also been leading the way in developing sophisticated cyber solutions to defend these newly connected cars from malicious cyberattacks. Given Israel’s strong expertise in both automotive technology and cybersecurity, the confluence of the two has been a natural fit. In short order, Israel has produced several world-leading companies in the space, including Argus Cyber Security, which was acquired by Continental for $400 million in 2017. And there are a host of promising, innovative companies operating at the cutting edge of automotive cyber security.
As automotive technology races towards mainstream adoption, the urgency to protect connected cars against ever-evolving cyber threats has reached a fever pitch. Through a combination of outside investment and homegrown domain expertise, Israel looks perfectly positioned to lead the way in automotive cybersecurity. Israeli innovators, once again, are helping to pave the way for the next generation of technological progress.
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