Self-protecting systems will use Cypress Semper NOR flash to improve automotive cybersecurity

HOD HASHARON, Israel and BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.—Karamba Security, a provider of embedded cybersecurity for connected machines, will collaborate with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to enhance security hardening for the automotive industry, Karamba Security said in a press release. Karamba’s embedded cybersecurity solutions for connected systems are used by tier one suppliers and OEMs to protect vehicles and reduce vulnerability exposures.

Karamba and Cypress will leverage the Cypress Semper Flash in-memory computing capabilities for connected systems hardening, using standard flash memory form factors, to reduce cybersecurity risks. Cypress Semper NOR Flash architecture allows users to add advanced cryptographic capabilities to the flash.

Karamba’s technology automatically hardens the full image of the connected system and prevents modification of the factory settings, the company said.

“Working with one of the industry leaders in embedded systems solutions enables us to add advanced cryptographic capabilities to our runtime integrity solution, leveraging the flash root of trust,” said Ami Dotan, Karamba Security’s co-founder and CEO, in the release. “More than ever, autonomous vehicles, industrial controllers, and the enterprise edge devices need security technology embedded in them, without impacting mission-critical performance. By teaming up with Cypress, we’ve strengthened our commitment to our customers to offer the most advanced cybersecurity solutions.”

“Karamba’s focus on protecting the runtime and software integrity in automotive embedded systems makes this end-to-end collaboration a natural one,” said Sandeep Krishnegowda, director of marketing and applications in the Flash Business Unit at Cypress. “Built-in security speeds up the production of connected systems so they can get to market faster and [more safely]. Our collaboration with Karamba enhances our security offerings, leveraging the unique technology in the Cypress Semper NOR Flash to provide complete and simple solutions for the automotive industry.”

Karamba (https://www.karambasecurity.com) said that product manufacturers in automotive, Industry 4.0, IoT, and enterprise edge rely on its automated runtime integrity software to self-protect their products against remote code execution (RCE) cyberattacks with negligible performance impact.

The company, a recent exhibitor at Black Hat 2019 in Las Vegas, also said that it has had 32 successful engagements with 17 automotive OEMs and tier 1 suppliers.

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