Ford Trucks Partners with Irdeto for Advanced Key Management and Electronic Control Units Software Signing Services

Irdeto will provide Ford Trucks with a state-of-the-art, fully managed key lifecycle management service that is ISO 27001 certified.

AMSTERDAM – April 18, 2024- Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Ford Trucks, a leading player in the heavy commercial vehicle industry. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Ford Trucks’s commitment to enhancing the cybersecurity framework of its trucks and components in line with the latest industry standards and regulations.

Irdeto will provide Ford Trucks with a state-of-the-art, fully managed key lifecycle management service that is ISO 27001 certified. This customizable service is designed to meet the dynamic needs of Ford Trucks’s diverse product lines and Electronic Control Units (ECUs), ensuring the highest level of security and trust in connected devices.

The collaboration is timely, considering the increasing cybersecurity requirements mandated by the UNECE R-155 regulation for automotive OEMs, which has entered into force from January 2021. Irdeto’s solution not only addresses these regulatory demands but also provides the flexibility to adapt to evolving cybersecurity landscapes without the need for significant upfront investments in security infrastructure.

This partnership enables Ford Trucks to streamline its focus towards innovation, safety, and quality, by offloading the complex management of cryptographic keys and software signing services. Irdeto’s Keys & Credentials service is a comprehensive security solution that manages the entire lifecycle of trusted identities, and secured firmware for connected devices, ensuring each vehicle is authenticated and safeguarded against potential cyber threats.

Key benefits of Irdeto’s service include enhanced security and trust, compliance with emerging regulations, long-term resilience and recoverability, comprehensive lifecycle management, and unparalleled flexibility and customization options.

“This collaboration underscores our dedication to integrating cutting-edge security measures into our vehicles, enhancing the safety and trust of our customers in the connected world. Together with Irdeto, we are driving forward into a new era of automotive innovation, where security and technology converge to create smarter, safer vehicles for the future.” said Emrah Duman, at Ford Trucks Leader.

“Through our partnership with Ford Trucks, Irdeto is thrilled to bring our expertise in security to the forefront of automotive innovation. Together, we are setting new standards in vehicle security, ensuring that as cars become more connected, they also become safer and more resilient against cyber threats. This collaboration signifies our shared vision for a future where mobility is not only advanced and efficient but also secure and trustworthy for all users.” affirmed Niels Haverkorn, SVP, New Markets at Irdeto.

Irdeto’s proven track record, with over 350 million devices protected and more than 1 billion public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates issued, alongside its more than 50 years of experience in security solutions, makes it an ideal partner for Ford Otosan. The partnership underscores both companies’ commitment to providing secure, innovative, and customer-centric solutions in the connected vehicle ecosystem.

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About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainment, video games, and connected industries including transport, health, and infrastructure. With teams around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people, and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. Irdeto is the preferred security partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

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About Ford Trucks

Ford’s only heavy commercial brand, Ford Trucks produces a range of vehicles including tractors, construction trucks and distribution trucks weighing over 16 tons. Our ‘2019 International Truck of the Year (IToY)’ award-winning F-MAX has brought critical acclaim and high global demand. Ford commercial vehicles’ proven track record of quality, durability and efficiency underpins Ford Trucks’ international product strategy based on the best total cost of ownership promise. At Ford Trucks, we combine more than half a century of design and production experience with expertise in market-specific product development, to engineer the main components of our vehicles, including the all-new engines. We currently operate across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS, and continue to grow our international network in 3 continents. Hundreds of thousands of trucks all around the world set out each and every day with the confidence that Ford provides.

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