Trend Micro and Microsoft are collaborating on cybersecurity for electric cars

Trend Micro establishes new business unit to protect cars with Internet access from hackers.

The business unit, called VicOne, integrates cloud and AI services from Microsoft.

The initiative comes in the wake of i.a. a series of UN rules that require the car industry to protect cars and lead against digital threats.

In 2025, there will be more than 400 million globally. cars with internet access on the street. This is an attractive scenario for hackers. The cybersecurity company Trend Micro is therefore opening a new business unit called VicOne, which will protect both today’s and the cars of the future.

“More and more cars and other vehicles are gaining Internet access, and we have also seen the analytics firm Gartner encourage the automotive industry to work with cybersecurity experts who can assess and block threats. It is therefore natural that we include the auto industry in our ecosystem of safety, ”says Christian K. Beck, country manager at Trend Micro in Denmark.

New UN rules make demands on the car industry

Electric cars are increasingly exposed to a wide range of digital threats.
Car manufacturers must comply with the new safety regulations introduced by the UN (UN – R155), which require them to incorporate comprehensive cyber security into their ecosystems.

UN rules are designed to ensure that car manufacturers minimize the growing threat to cars with Internet access and focus on protecting the driver and the many sensitive data that are transmitted wirelessly to and from the cars and are part of the cars’ software and complex supply chains.

A crucial step for car manufacturers is to put car safety centers into use, so-called “Vehicle Security Operations Centers” (SOC). An SOC ensures that manufacturers comply with legal requirements by offering technology that can identify and respond to threats against software-driven vehicles.

Integrates cloud and AI services from Microsoft

VicOne ‘SOC integrates cloud and AI services from Microsoft Azure IoT technology, which collects telemetry data in cars and analyzes security threats and vulnerabilities.

Christian K. Beck

“Cyber ​​security is an integral part of the ecosystem around electric cars. Microsoft provides a comprehensive and open platform with maximum security. We look forward to working with Trend Micro and VicOne to deliver complete security in telemetry and to electric vehicles through Microsoft’s cloud and AI features, which are part of Azure’s IoT services, ”said Soren Lau, General Manager of the division IoT Partner Solutions in Asia and EMEA at Microsoft.

VicOne will deliver end-to-end security solutions to the entire automotive ecosystem.

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