Trillium Announces the SecureCAR SDK and Introduces The ‘BrainBOX’ IVN-in-a-Box

At escar Asia 2016* Trillium is introducing game changing innovation to the world of automotive cybersecurity

TOKYO, Sept 29, 2016 – (JCN Newswire) – Trillium Inc, an automotive cybersecurity startup, has announced the availability of an SDK (software development kit) for its SecureCAR software-based, multi-layered automotive cybersecurity solution and introduced the ‘BrainBOX’, an IVN-in-a-box. A hardware platform condensed from vehicular wire harness scale to a compact, hand-carried chassis the size of a microwave oven. Both announcements come today from escar Asia 2016* held in Tokyo, where Trillium is conducting on-site demonstrations of both the SecureCAR SDK and the BrainBOX.

Trillium developed its SecureCAR IVN (in-vehicle network) security platform as one pillar of a comprehensive cybersecurity suite called SecureIoT, delivering the requisite multi-layered automotive cyber-system from IVN to IPS to SecureOTA. Today’s announcement represents an important milestone in the roll-out of the SecureCAR solution, and a significant leap forward from IVN modelling and simulation (based on CAD models) to actual deployment of ECU (Electronic Control Unit) application software on the BrainBOX, including the Trillium SecureCAR cybersecurity kernel.

David Uze, Trillium President & CEO, says, “Technically, we have created a facsimile of an automotive IVN, in-a-box. In combination with the SecureCAR SDK, this represents a signifiant leap forward in the design, benchmarking, implementation and execution of secure automotive ECU to ECU communications. Our BrainBOX allows for significantly faster ECU prototyping and far more accurate simulation, allowing for maximal code and network optimisation prior to mass production. It actually enables extensive real world vehicular testing, outside of the vehicle.”

The SecureCAR SDK enables the integration and execution of Trillium’s patent pending SecureCAR software module within automotive ECU application software, encrypting and authenticating the messages of in-vehicle networks like CAN bus, LIN bus, FlexRAY and Ethernet for realtime actuation applications. Using the SecureCAR / BrainBOX development platform; automotive SW developers, Tier1 and semiconductor makers as well as automotive manufacturers can develop, test and run customised cybersecurity software scenarios over actual IVNs allowing engineers to choose the optimal cyber system for their unique vehicular implementations.

The BrainBOX IVN-in-a-Box, with 49 ECUs mounted into one compact and portable chassis including LIN, CAN, FlexRAY and ethernet ECUs, is an effective and efficient means to test and run software over any semiconductor chipset / software operating system combination. The BrainBOX enables automotive makers (OEM) and Tier1 to optimise and test their CAD simulation tool performance before prototyping actual vehicular implementations. Commercial versions of the SecureCAR SDK and BrainBOX will begin shipment to automotive simulation and diagnostic tool vendors, semiconductor makers, Tier1 electronic module makers and automotive OEM from October 2016.

Dr. Sachio Semmoto, Trillium Chairman and also founder of Japanese telecommunication giants DDI and eAccess, says, “David and our team are focused on solving cybersecurity problems that have remained unsolved for decades. Trillium’s technology is poised to enable automakers to implement a new paradigm cybersecurity platform to protect personal and public safety from the nefarious activities of hackers and government-sponsored cyberterrorism. This technology is critical to the safe and secure operation of connected cars on the roads of today and tomorrow.”

*The 3rd escar ASIA – The world’s leading automotive Cyber Security conference – running from Sept. 28 to 29, 2016, in Tokyo, Japan – https://www.escar.info/escar-asia.html.

About Trillium

Japan-based Trillium Inc, an automotive IoT cybersecurity startup, has developed the anti-car hacking SecureCAR technology for protecting the in-vehicle networks (IVN) of automobiles and other transportation equipment from cyber attack using advanced encryption, authentication and key management technologies. Trillium’s patent pending SecureCAN technology, a key component of its SecureCAR software platform, delivers disruptive technology that was previously thought impossible – realtime encryption, authentication and highly entropic key management of CAN bus. Trillium technology is applicable not only to automotive, but to any vehicular IoT data network, from land-based to areospace, satellite and drones to factory automation, robotics, and industrial control systems, to name a few. Please visit us at www.trillium.co.jp.

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What was once science fiction is today reality – judging by the most recent published automotive hacks it is clear that cyber criminals have the capabilities to fully control vehicles – one does not need to look further than the tragic terrorist attack in Nice this summer that killed 86 people to understand the potential damage that could be caused – worse yet, these hacks could be performed remotely.
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Trillium’s mission is in line with these efforts – our Secure IoT suite is built to eliminate any attack before it even begins.

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As the digital world becomes more and more tight knit with the real world, results of cyber attacks are also becoming increasingly tangible.

With everyday devices, wearables and cars connecting to the internet at an alarming rate society has never been at greater risk or more vulnerable to digital attacks.
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Chief Technology Officer at the Intel Security Group, N V Vijayakumar speaks about this new approach in a recent piece in the DECCAN HERALD – we can only
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New cars, currently rolling out of factories worldwide, are manufactured to last for some 20 years – the tech that runs them isn’t.

Massive upgrades are needed for these state of the art machines to be just that ,in the regards of cybersecurity – to catch up with the threats posed by the global hacking is no easy task.

A recent piece from SemiconductorEngineering explains the significant changes coming to the industry, that will revolutionize and evolve the current cars in a eloquent and needed fashion.

Trilliums secureIoT solutions aims to make the car of tomorrow truly safe – we achieve this through a future-proof, fully agnostic SW approach – check our product pages to learn more.

Trillium Listed in The Global Cybersecurity Market Map: 106 Security Startups by CB Insights

Trillium has been catalogued in a recent cybersecurity market map published by CB Insights. We are categorized in the IoT/IIoT Security segment. Read the full list here (goo.gl/fsL3y5)

Car Hacked By Smart Phone: New Vulnerabilities Found in The In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Smart Phone Connectivity System

The latest in a series of compromising exploits was revealed today, with millions of cars yet again at risk – any modern car with smart phone connectivity could easily be compromised. Researchers at New York University and George Mason University have found a previously unknown flaw – the interface between smartphone and infotainment system (IVI) lacks security features.

Details of the hack and its full effect has not been disclosed, but the researchers found this critical weakness in the industry standard adopted MirrorLink platform, which is used to connect car and phone.
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Exploits of major security vulnerabilities in the past have caused significant recalls and resulted in weakened consumer trust.

Automakers are now beginning to realize that prospect buyers are making safety a top priority in purchasing decisions – armed with this knowledge the industry is recognizing the need for change.

In a time of despair, a small town in Michigan, Ann Arbor is standing up to rescue the Big Three (Ford, GM, Chrysler).

The small college town, with the University of Michigan’s main campus at its heart, has historically been the epicenter of innovation in Michigan. With its forward thinking spirit and proximity to the Detroit based automakers, many car related companies and projects are present there.

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Phil Santer, of SPARK, recently published a piece explaining what the future of automotive cybersecurity has in store for Ann Arbor and the greater automotive Eco-system.

Trillium is no stranger to Ann Arbor with team members having extensive history of involvement and future office plans.

As Trillium is expanding its reach to the United States, we are looking forward to be more involved with Ann Arbor’s innovative spirit.

Your Car is in Crosshairs: The Growing Car Hacking Community

Car hacking has gone from industry insider fear to something on everyone’s lips – consumers across the world are quickly realising how unsafe their modern cars really are. In the backwaters of widely published white hacker reports, the car hacking community has been rapidly growing – with new exploits discovered daily. Attacks get more and more sophisticated, improving with each new iteration.

Horrors such as complete remote control, that seems like fiction in the past, is today reality. The Guardian recently published an article explaining the history of the growing car hacking community shining some light on these dark practises. Trillium’s SecureIoT suite prevents attacks and analyses the situation using artificial intelligence, then updates the security features remotely to future-proof from new threats – Trillium’s mission is to develop and deploy solutions that dynamically adapts to evolving threats as they emerge, in effect rendering hacker efforts harmless.

Trillium Featured in EETimes: The Emerging Automotive Cybersecurity & The Actors Enabling Secure Cars

Trillium was recently featured in a EETimes piece as a prime example of a Automotive cyber security vendor. Amongst the companies in the emerging automotive cybersecurity market, we are the only company mentioned to deliver disruptive technology that was “previously thought impossible” – realtime encryption and key management of the CAN Bus.

This specifically relates to our patent pending, SecureCAN technology, a key component of our SecureCAR cybersecurity software suite.

As always Trillium is excited to be part of the discussion about how to create truly safe cars for the future – it is our mission!