Israel’s TowerSec, a leading automotive cyber security vendor, has been named the “Hottest Startup in 2015” at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), now taking place in Detroit, Michigan.
TowerSec was chosen thanks to its ECUSHIELD onboard software that prevents cyber threats modern vehicles face today.
“Vehicles today have more connectivity than personal computers,” said Bruce Coventry, chairman of TowerSec, which has headquarters in Ann Arbor and Tel Aviv. “That opens the door to hackers and cyber attacks that compromise automotive safety and security and put lives and personal data at risk. Hackers can obtain private data, cause accidents, kidnap passengers and turn driverless cars into lethal weapons… and they can do it remotely.”
TowerSec spent years studying industry concerns and responded with ECUSHIELD, onboard software that costs less than $10 per vehicle. It requires a single installation,needs no redesign and can be easily updated.
“For the cost of movie ticket, ECUSHIELD can detect cyber threats and prevent attacks in real-time,” Coventry said. “Our goal is to provide the software today that will stop cyber threats now and in the future.”
TowerSec was founded in 2012 by an Israeli team backed with decades of automotive manufacturing experience and highly trained Israeli cyber security experience.