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Irdeto Opens New Connected Transport Office in Detroit

Growth and momentum in Irdeto’s Connected Transport business drives an expanded presence in the Motor City


DETROIT – 10 October 2018 – Irdeto has opened a new office in Pontiac, Michigan dedicated to its Connected Transport business. The new office with further investment in people, innovation and partnerships fosters continued collaboration with OEMs, automotive suppliers and fleet operators to address a multitude of security challenges in connected and autonomous vehicles. As the Connected Transport space evolves, Irdeto and its growing team of automotive security specialists will now be co-located with some of the automotive industry’s most innovative companies.

According to IHS Markit, worldwide sales of connected cars will reach 72.5 million units by 2023. Detroit is an epicenter of this growth, establishing the future of the connected transport industry where vehicles will be defined by their connectivity and eye-catching innovations. The automotive companies in Detroit recognize that innovation, safety, privacy and security need seamless integration to operate connected vehicles and to enable society-changing mobility services. The opening of Irdeto’s office brings to Detroit a security partner with 50 years of security expertise in combating hackers and cybercriminals.

“Over the past year, we have seen the market mature to a point where OEMs, suppliers and fleet owners are now actively developing a robust security strategy,” said Niels Haverkorn, General Manager, Connected Transport, Irdeto. “The key challenge is to identify a comprehensive security solution that is able to protect the vehicle itself and safely implement innovative business models. Opening our new office allows us to work even closer with Detroit’s innovative automotive sector to address this challenge.”

Recognizing the need to bring together like-minded experts in the Connected Transport space, Irdeto recently partnered with SafeRide Technologies, whose expertise in machine learning and data optimization technology has made them the leader in vehicle behavioral anomaly detection. This is a strong addition to Irdeto’s robust cybersecurity portfolio, which includes Keystone, a secure system that allows vehicle owners to create and control policies around multi-user vehicle access, settings and usage. and Irdeto’s Cloakware software protection for connected transport. These solutions bring Detroit a wide-range of innovative security technology and expertise to help address a number of security challenges for the connected automotive industry.

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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 entertainmentvideo games, and connected industries including transporthealth 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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