Israeli Startup Cybellum Forms Strategic Partnership With Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s TLV Lab
Israeli startup Cybellum, the developer of automotive cybersecurity risk assessment solutions, announced a new strategic partnership with the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv on Wednesday, following a successful proof-of-concept of Cybellum’s solution.
The Innovation Lab was inaugurated in Tel Aviv’s Park Atidim last year and is working on a number of major areas to develop future mobility: electrification, connected vehicles and services, autonomous driving, and new mobility services, in addition to cybersecurity.
“Our collaboration with Cybellum will bring to the market the first solution that can calculate the risk of a vulnerability in the full vehicle context, help the Alliance brands to manage the risk accurately, save time and be competitively prepared for upcoming regulations”, said Eldad Raziel, Cyber Security Leader at the Alliance Innovation Lab.
Founded in 2015, Cybellum works with automotive OEMs and suppliers to identify and remediate security risks throughout the entire vehicle life cycle. The strategic cooperation with the Alliance will focus on vehicle-level risk assessment, taking into account the architecture of the vehicle model and the automated assessment of a vehicle’s complex mesh of software and hardware, according to a joint statement.
“At the Lab, we are looking into fresh, novel approaches to the most fundamental problems in our industry, among which cybersecurity”, said Etienne Barbier, Director at the Innovation Lab. “Managing software security is no longer an optional activity for car manufacturers but a mandatory transformation to a future with fully automated, self-assessed, self-healing software. The Cybellum team built the technology foundation necessary to make this future a reality.”
Cybellum CEO Slava Bronfman said the company was happy to collaborate with the Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv. “Their expertise of current and future vehicle architectures together with the importance of security as a significant part of it creates a shared vision of how automotive software lifecycle should evolve to meet the new market realities. This will help us drive our business forward, and with it, improve the safety of car drivers worldwide,” he added.