24 February 2020

ESCRYPT and the Security division of NTT form partnership to protect millions of vehicles from cyberattacks

The joint solutions ensure multilevel protection for connected cars by shielding IT and telecommunication systems from attack 24 February 2020 – The risk of cybersecurity incidents due to targeted, uncontrolled attacks is growing rapidly with increasing automotive connectivity and the digitalization of vehicle functions and services. In order to detect and ward off these attacks, the automotive industry needs end-to-end solutions that combine vehicle security with continuous monitoring and central security management. To ensure vehicles are protected, the Security division of NTT Ltd., one of the world’s leading IT technology and service providers and the automotive security specialist ESCRYPT are now bringing their expertise together. From now on, the two companies will be offering joint solutions that are specially designed to enable the cyber-resilience of vehicle fleets. ESCRYPT is a pioneer and the leading supplier of automotive security solutions. With an extensive portfolio of security software, the company already successfully provides vehicle attack detection and defense solutions. However, automotive manufacturers and fleet operators do not simply require these protection systems in the vehicles, they also need them in the wireless network and all the way to their backend. This means it is crucial to monitor all IT and telecommunication systems associated with the connected car throughout the vehicle lifecycle to detect anomalies and shield the systems from attack. Providing effective protection for the growing number of connected cars therefore calls for additional IT infrastructures and processes.

“Even so, it’s not possible to simply transfer traditional IT security solutions to the use case of the ‘connected vehicle'. In-depth automotive expertise is essential to meet the automotive industry’s specific security requirements in terms of safety, legislation and regulations, for example. This expertise is what ESCRYPT brings to the table,” explains Holger Breuing, Director of Strategy & Portfolio Management at ESCRYPT. “We’re working with the Security division of NTT to offer automotive manufacturers and fleet operators security operations services and solutions that are tailored to the industry’s special requirements.”

Matt Gyde, CEO of NTT Ltd.’s Security division, adds, “Secure, connected vehicles are a key component of overall IoT development and critically important for automotive manufacturers, fleet operators and consumers. The requirements are unique and complex, going well beyond traditional IT platforms. By teaming together, NTT’s Security division and ESCRYPT can deliver our extensive Security Advisory, Managed Security, and Technical and Support Services in the connected vehicle space to our clients, enabling them to take a proactive stance and minimize investment risk.”

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ESCRYPT is a leading supplier of IT security solutions in embedded systems and of consulting and services for enterprise security and IT-secured manufacturing. Millions of ESCRYPT solutions are currently in use, especially in automotive security and automotive manufacturing applications. In addition, ESCRYPT provides dedicated security services for corporate IT to the Bosch Group and its products.

ESCRYPT was acquired by the Bosch Group subsidiary ETAS GmbH in 2012 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany. The company is active all over the world with locations in the UK, France, Italy, Poland, Sweden, the US, Canada, India, China, Korea and Japan.

See escrypt.com for further information.

About the Security division and NTT Ltd.
Security is a division of NTT Ltd., a global technology service provider that brings together the expertise of leaders in the field, including NTT Communications, Dimension Data and NTT Security. The security division helps clients create a digital business that is secure by design. Based on global threat intelligence, the Security division enables companies to prevent, detect, ward off and respond to cyber threats. With 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers and over 2,000 security experts, Security handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents. Moreover, the division ensures that resources are used effectively by delivering the right mix of managed security services, security consulting services and security technology.

NTT Ltd. partners with organizations all around the world to shape and achieve outcomes through intelligent technology solutions. For us, intelligent means data driven connected, digital and secure. As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace and deliver services in over 200 countries and regions. Together, we enable the connected future.

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