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Irdeto Cloakware for Automotive is a comprehensive solution that combines innovative, patented technologies and cybercrime services to address a variety of security challenges in a car. It provides automakers and tier-one suppliers with a secure, tamper-proof environment for vehicle software that is virtually impossible to reverse engineer.

Securing connected vehicles takes multiple cybersecurity disciplines

Cars are continually incorporating more software and becoming more connected, opening up vulnerabilities to cybersecurity attacks. Gartner is predicting that by 2020 – only three years away – that there will be ¼ billion of these connected cars on the road. At the same time, with the industry push toward autonomous driving, cars are increasingly dependent on software for driving decisions and critical safety. This fertile new ground of vulnerabilities with the potential for large criminal payoffs provides an irresistible combination for hackers. Irdeto is a leader in cybersecurity with a comprehensive solution that allows automakers to create secure vehicles. Irdeto solutions include strong anti-hacking protection with renewable security, making it impractical to reverse engineer vehicle software. What’s more, the Irdeto secure environment ensures vehicle software is tamper-proof and that only trusted apps can run. Irdeto’s many years in the security field means that our technology is backed by hundreds of patents (which greatly reduce any risk of patent infringement) and that our expertise and products span multiple cybersecurity disciplines.

Helping automakers and tier one suppliers create secure vehicles

Logo: Cloakware for Automotive Irdeto Cloakware for Automotive is built with technologies and techniques that have been deployed for decades to successfully protect applications in hostile environments. Irdeto believes in enabling safe and secure products. By understanding how hackers attack and by employing mitigations against those methods, Irdeto provides a state-of-the-art security product that ensures software runs as intended. Irdeto Cloakware for Automotive comprises of four modules:

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Secure environment

Prevent modders, hackers, and criminals from altering your cars, and create a secure environment for software updates and auto app stores. Irdeto Cloakware for Automotive creates a hardened OS that runs only the software you specify, signs all binaries to prevent modification, encrypts certificates and resources, and protects the system with a hardware rooted chain of trust.

Strong anti-hacking protection and renewable security

Keep hackers at bay using the industry’s most secure anti-hacking techniques. Irdeto Cloakware for Automotive prevents hackers from reverse engineering through sophisticated transformations that make original code and data impossible to analyze, generated with a changeable seed that can be scrambled on the fly to frustrate any hacking attempt.

Breadth of offering and patent portfolio

Avoid brand damage and software-based recalls with a cybersecurity solution that prevents security issues from call center to car. Irdeto Cloakware for Automotive provides you with a broad security offering based on an extensive patent portfolio.

Irdeto: your partner for automotive

Irdeto is a pioneer in security, with its technology protecting over US$ 750M in payments and more than 5 billion devices against cyberattacks for some of the world’s best known brands. For nearly 50 years, Irdeto has worked with software application providers, connected device manufacturers, pay media operators and content creators to secure their products and business. Combining patented technologies and services, Irdeto Cloakware for Automotive solution helps automakers and tier-one suppliers protect their brand and save cost in the battle against cybercriminals by creating a secure, tamper-proof environment for vehicle software. Irdeto, a subsidiary of Naspers (JSE: NPN), is headquartered in the Netherlands with 19 locations worldwide.

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Daniel Thunberg, Global Head, Internet of Things

Daniel Thunberg
Global Head | Internet of Things
Email: vehiclesecurity@irdeto.com
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