As current cars are becoming more and more connected, manufacturers have to be sure that security is top, even at night, even when the car is parked in a dangerous neighbourhood. To do that, Volkswagen realised it will need best expertise on the market.
That is why Volkswagen, three leading Israeli experts and their team are jointly establishing an automotive cyber security company. The newly founded CYMOTIVE Technologies led by Yuval Diskin, Tsafrir Kats and Dr Tamir Bechor will develop advanced cyber security solutions for next generation connected cars and mobile services.
The age of the connected car enables customers to use a variety of features inside modern vehicles. However, with increasing connectivity comes an increasing risk. Aspects such as intelligent and autonomous driving increase the number of interfaces in the vehicle and thus the risk of malicious attack.
Yuval Diskin, former head of the Israeli Security Services is excited about the new opportunity to secure the connected car business and mobile online services from cyber threats.