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LAS VEGAS, NV, July 24, 2017

Trillium Acquires Automotive Cyber-Security Specialist CanBusHack, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, NV, July 31, 2017 – (JCN Newswire) – Trillium Inc, a leading automotive cybersecurity solutions provider, today announced its acquisitioon of the assets of cybersecurity consulting specialist CanBusHack, Inc. Established in 2010, CanBusHack is the oldest automotive cybersecurity consulting and penetration testing company in the world, and is widely recognized as an industry leader with a broad portfolio of successful projects with major OEM and Tier1 customers around the world.

Trillium made the announcement during the annual DEF CON hacker convention, held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 27 – 30. Trillium’s cybersecurity solution was under prolonged attack in the Car Hacking Village by the hacker community, members trying to compromise Trillium’s BrainBOX and SecureCAR Server platform – as part of the Car Hacking Village’s “Capture the Flag” competition. (www.CarHackingVillage.com.)

“The addition of CanBusHack’s Red Team and penetration testing expertise is a perfect fit for Trillium, and adds to our already robust range of cybersecurity products, services and training capabilities,” says Trillium President and CEO, David M. Uze. “Now, in addition to providing customers with tools and systems to ward off cyber-attacks, we can also help identify weaknesses early to reduce network vulnerabilities prior to commercial system deployment.”

The combination of CanBusHack’s sophisticated “Red Team” and Trillium’s advanced “Blue Team” expertise is expected to deliver a 100% IP accretive environment for developing advanced vehicular cybersecurity systems.

As a result of the acquisition, CanBusHack President and Founder Robert Leale will join Trillium as its Global Consulting Practice Director, and be deeply involved with Trillium’s cybersecurity product development roadmap. He will also assume responsibility for building Trillium’s worldwide capabilities in cybersecurity consulting and penetration testing.

Mr. Leale and his team will proactively work with Trillium’s IoT and automotive customers on an on-going basis to identify and prevent “Zero-Day” exploits, ensuring that Trillium’s customers remain among the safest on the planet. “I’m thrilled about this opportunity to join Trillium’s world-class team and contribute to making it the global leader in automotive IoT penetration testing and vehicular cybersecurity consulting,” said Mr. Leale.

Trillium at DEF CON

Meet Trillium at DEF CON in the Car Hacking Village, where professional and hobbyist car hackers will work together to provide hands-on, interactive car hacking learning, talks and interactive contests. Trillium will be offering private demonstrations by appointment in its suite at Caesars Palace. Please contact us to schedule a session, demo@trilliumcyber.com.

About Trillium Inc.

Trillium Inc. was founded in 2014 with a team of executives and engineers from Japan, Europe and the U.S., with extensive experience in automotive networking, cybersecurity, embedded systems and IoT. Trillium provides a multi-layered suite of cybersecurity tools – SecureCar, SecureIXS and Secure OTA – and data-mining capabilities – SecureSKYE – to protect automobiles and IoT connected devices around the globe from cyber-attacks. Trillium is backed by lead investor Global Brain, a Tokyo-based venture capitalist.

Please visit: http://www.trillium.co.jp.
To arrange interviews, contact: pr@trillium.co.jp.

About CanBusHack, Inc.

Established in 2010, Orion, Michigan-based CanBusHack, Inc., focuses on assessing and compromising automotive embedded controller systems. Its specialists employ a variety of hardware and software skills to understand how those systems operate. For further details, visit: http://canbushack.com.

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LAS VEGAS, NV, July 24, 2017

Trillium Launches SecureSKYE, a Paradigm Shift for Auto Insurance Tech
Transforms industry from ‘passive safety net’ to ‘proactive life saver’

LAS VEGAS, NV, July 24, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – Trillium Inc, a leading provider of automotive IoT cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of SecureSKYE, a data mining and analytics solution for the transportation industry, and enabler for monetization of data-driven innovations and applications for the insurance industry.

SecureSKYE creates a comprehensive, dynamically updated profile of the car and its driver. By utilizing the platform’s data-mining and analytics capabilities, ‘safety-and-security’ applications and services such as geolocation-based emergency services, insurance tech solutions including ‘Usage-Based Insurance,’ ‘CyberSecurity-as-a-Service,’ ‘Forensics-as-a-Service’ and even preemptive vehicular maintenance are all made possible.

“In-vehicle telematic control units are not new. However, the cybersecure, mass collection of such telling data on so large a scale represents a golden opportunity for insurers, traditional security and cybersecurity service providers, automotive manufacturers and wireless carriers,” says Trillium CEO David M. Uze.

SecureSKYE manages all data with top priority on ensuring privacy and confidentiality of user information. Analytic outputs are customizable to meet the precise requirements of our customers’ service applications. SecureSKYE opens the door for insurers to tap into a new and lucrative revenue pool through enablement of a vast market for the profitable underwriting of autonomous vehicle and connected car insurance policies, as well as the roll-out of new fee-based services and applications.

“We are now at the cusp of realizing the extraordinary benefits of IoT. Car insurance will be transformed from a ‘passive financial safety net’ to a ‘proactive life saver.’ It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for insurers, auto manufacturers and vehicle owners, and positions Trillium as the backbone to provide the protection required in an autonomously driven world,” says Mr. Uze.

Trillium has delivered SecureSKYE to a Japanese OEM customer. SecureSKYE is available for implementation in either blockchain or cloud-based formats.

Meet Trillium at Black Hat, the world’s leading information security event. Black Hat USA 2017 kicks off with four days of technical training, July 22-25, followed by the two-day main conference, July 26-27, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Trillium

Trillium Inc was founded in 2014 by a team of executives and engineers from Japan, Europe and the U.S. with extensive experience in automotive networking, cybersecurity, embedded systems and IoT. Trillium provides a multilayered suite of cybersecurity tools – SecureCAR, SecureIXS, and SecureOTA – and data-mining capabilities to protect automobiles and IoT connected devices around the globe from cyber-attacks. Trillium is backed by lead investor Global Brain, a Tokyo-based venture capitalist.

For further details, visit: http://www.trillium.co.jp.
For questions and to arrange executive interviews, contact: pr@trillium.co.jp.

 

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TOKYO, June 23, 2017

Trillium Inc named to Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Security for Technology and Service Providers, 2017

TOKYO, June 23, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – Trillium Inc, a leading provider of IoT automotive cyber security solutions, has announced it was named as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Security for Technology and Service Providers, 2017”, a report by Ruggero Contu, Lawrence Pingree, Deborah Kish and Dale Gardner of Gartner Inc (Published: 4 May, 2017).

“It is a unique honour to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor 2017,” said David Uze, President and CEO of Trillium Inc. “As a designer and provider of multilayer, adaptive and custom Cyber-security systems, we are on a mission to solve the biggest threat facing society due to the roll out of autonomous driving vehicles: car hacking.”

Gartner’s Cool Vendor Reports aim to identify companies with the potential to bring about paradigm shifts that stand out because they offer some disruptive capability or opportunity. Trillium Inc was named a Cool Vendor 2017 because, as the report says, it is “pioneering new directions and potential opportunities in the security market.”

The information provided in the report is of value to all technology and service providers looking to partner with providers of innovative security solutions.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Trillium Inc is a designer and provider of custom, multilayer adaptive Cyber-systems, specialising in vehicular and transportation applications for the vehicles of today and tomorrow. Founded in 2014, Trillium is led by a team of executives and engineers from Japan, Europe and the U.S. with extensive experience in automotive, cyber security, embedded systems and IoT.

Trillium’s products and services deploy a software-based suite of cybersecurity tools to protect automobiles and IoT connected devices from cyber-attack, around the globe. Trillium is backed by lead investor Global Brain, a Tokyo-based venture capitalist. To learn more, please visit www.trillium.co.jp.

For questions and to arrange executive interviews, contact pr@trillium.co.jp.

 

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TOKYO, Feb, 16 2017
Trillium Inc poised to Eliminate Cyber Threat to Autonomous Cars

– Auto cyber-security start-up in high gear with closure of Series A financing

– Plans 2018 launch of automotive ‘Security as a Service’ platform

TOKYO, Feb, 16 2017 – (JCN Newswire) – Tokyo-based Trillium Inc, a leading contender in the global race to close the cyber-security gap that threatens to stop self-driving cars in their tracks, today announced the successful closing of its Series A financing round with investments by lead investor Global Brain, with Mizuho Capital and DBJ Capital.

Tokyo-based Trillium designs and provides custom, multi-layer adaptive cyber-security systems, focused in the near-term on automotive needs – but applicable to the entire IoT spectrum.

“With funding now in place, we are set to move quickly to market with a robust and urgently needed solution,” said David Uze, Trillium’s CEO. “Hundreds of articles on autonomous driving appear in the media every day, but almost none mention the elephant in the room: automakers do not yet have a reliable defense against cyber-threats. Period. One serious hack could immediately halt progress in automated driving. But we have the remedy.”

Trillium’s robust, comprehensive and cost-effective solution secures all three key ‘cyber-threat domains’ in the car with a software-based approach that is compatible with any architecture or operating system. And it can be implemented for as little as 1/10th the cost of competing solutions – most of which are still under development.

“Meanwhile, our multi-layered solution is at an advanced stage,” Uze said. “We have moved into the real-world testing phase via partnerships with a legendary Japanese Super GT racing team and a leading maker of automotive semiconductors. We are now having in-depth discussions with several major automakers and tier-one suppliers. We’re ready to implement whenever they are.

“With this new investment,” Uze elaborated, “we intend to move ahead, quickly but prudently, on several fronts –

– Accelerate development and deployment of our Automotive IoT cyber-security platforms: ‘SecureCAR’ and ‘SecureIoT.’

– Expand in-vehicle implementation and testing of cyber-security retrofits on current-model connected vehicles.

– Expand business operations in Silicon Valley.

– Establish a satellite penetration testing and engineering hub in Michigan, USA.

“Trillium’s solution provides three solid and distinctive advantages,” Uze continued.

“One – where competitors offer a single firewall, we provide multi-layered defense-in-depth.

“Two – since defense must continually evolve, our infrastructure will deliver Security as a Service (SaaS) via real-time-update platforms that automakers or insurers can on-sell to car owners. We plan beta deployment in early 2018 and full commercialization by 2020.

“Three – our software-based approach is not only the lowest-cost solution on the horizon, for manufacturers the SaaS model shifts it from fixed cost to revenue generator.”

Trillium’s Series A investors expressed their confidence in the company’s prospects:

Yasuhiko Yurimoto, president and CEO of lead investor Global Brain, said, “We are confident that Trillium will be a great success because their solution is at an advanced stage and it meets three key criteria: robust security, universal applicability and low cost.”

Hajime Saito, president of Mizuho Capital Co. Ltd., said, “As we move rapidly into the era of connected cars and the IoT, cyber-security is becoming an urgent priority, and we are confident that Trillium’s solution is a timely and effective response.”

Fumiyuki Kashima, president & CEO of DBJ Capital Co. Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Development Bank of Japan), said, “Just as today’s connected cars have made cyber-security an imperative, Trillium has emerged as a global leader in developing software solutions to meet this urgent need. At the DBJ Group we anticipate that Trillium will be very successful worldwide and we will do our utmost to ensure its success.”

As Trillium moves into its next phase – rolling out a comprehensive, subscription-based security solution for all segments of the transportation industry – the company will consider executing a Series B investment round in the near future.

About Trillium Inc.

Trillium Inc. was founded in 2014 with a team of executives and engineers from Japan, Europe and the U.S. with extensive experience in relevant fields, backed by lead investment from Global Brain, a Tokyo-based venture capitalist.

For more details, visit:  http://www.trillium.co.jp/

For questions and to arrange executive interviews, contact  pr@trillium.co.jp

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Tokyo, Nov 21, 2016

Forbes JAPAN names Auto-cybersecurity Start-Up Trillium the ‘RISING STAR’ STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2017

Trillium on track to emerge as ‘Made-in-Japan Innovator’ CEO says

TOKYO, Nov 21, 2016 – (JCN Newswire) – Forbes Japan, the Tokyo-based edition of Forbes, one of the world’s most authoritative business news medias, celebrated entrepreneurs and Start-ups today at the Annual “JAPAN’S STARTUP” Awards, and the winner of the ‘RISING STAR’ STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2017 Award – Trillium Inc, a Tokyo-based Start-up that has developed a robust, comprehensive cybersecurity solution for the automotive industry.

The Awards promote start-ups ready to create a ‘New Japan’ – leading the Japanese economy into the next age through innovation and entrepreneurial efforts. Finalists for the ‘RISING STAR’ 2017 were selected by the Forbes Japan editorial team with input from online readers. The winning Start-ups will be featured in the magazine’s Jan 2017 edition, which will appear on Nov 25.

David Uze, Trillium CEO, an American who has lived in Japan for over 25 years, hopes Trillium can make a valuable contribution to his adopted country. “As autos and electronics are the bedrock of Japan’s prosperity, we believe our cybersecurity solution can help ensure the nation’s economic future. And we are grateful to Forbes Japan for recognizing the importance of our work.”

“This is another indication that Trillium is on track to emerge as that rarest of creatures, a ‘Made-in-Japan Innovator,'” said Uze. “For automakers, cybersecurity is a mission as urgent as ending hydrocarbon use. Plans for innovation across-the-board depend on digitizing tomorrow’s cars: in emissions, safety, autonomous drive, driving dynamics and infotainment. But until they find an adaptive, multi-layered solution to cyber threats, all plans could come screeching to a halt with one devastating hack. The industry doesn’t yet have a solution – but we do, and we’re ready to go.”

Trillium’s ‘Made-in-Japan solution’ strongly secures all three key ‘cyber-threat domains’ in the car with a software-based approach that is compatible with any architecture or operating system. More than just robust and comprehensive, it can be implemented for as little as 1/20th the cost of competing solutions – most of which are still under development.

“Meanwhile, our multi-layered solution is at an advanced stage,” Uze said. “We have moved into the real-world testing phase via partnerships with a legendary Japanese Super GT racing team and a leading maker of automotive semiconductors. And we are now in discussions with a wide range of automakers and tier-one component suppliers. We’re ready to implement whenever they are.”

Trillium Inc. was founded in 2014 with a team of executives and engineers from Japan, Europe and the U.S. with extensive experience in relevant fields, backed by lead investment from Global Brain Corp, a Tokyo-based venture capitalist.

For more details, visit:  http://www.trillium.co.jp/

For questions and to arrange executive interviews, contact  pr@trillium.co.jp

*Forbes Japan http://www.forbesjapan.com/

*Global Brain Corp http://globalbrains.com/en/

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Munich, Nov 16, 2016

Trillium and NXP join forces to boost auto cybersecurity as IoT takes to the highway

MUNICH, Nov.16, 2016 — Trillium Inc. today announced joint development efforts with NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) for next-generation automotive cybersecurity applications. The announcement was made at the Munich opening of ESCAR Europe, the leading global conference series on automotive cybersecurity.

The initiative involves non-invasive in-vehicle testing of Tokyo-based Trillium’s SecureCAR software on the next-generation S32K microcontroller (MCU) platform by NXP, the world’s leading semiconductor supplier for the automotive industry.

Focused on optimizing SecureCAR performance, the initial phase of research demonstrates the performance of Trillium’s software on NXP’s S32K MCUs. Follow-up efforts will expand the scope to include NXP’s Smart Secure Transceivers, and implement the complete solution in a production vehicle with a major Japanese OEM. The cooperative effort aims to deliver a combined hardware and software security solution to meet the demands of the automotive security market.

“NXP’s engagement with Trillium extends our leadership position in automotive cybersecurity. Trillium’s SecureCAR software nicely complements NXP’s hardware-based solutions as part of our expanding security solution ecosystem.” said Manuel Alves, VP and GM, Product Line General Purpose Automotive MCUs at NXP.

“This is an important step forward in a critical mission for the auto industry,” said David M. Uze, President and CEO of Trillium. “The connected car is the key to progress in safety, entertainment, and environmental performance. But until cybersecurity can be guaranteed with certainty, progress will stop in its tracks.”

Trillium’s SecureCAR software provides patent pending Authentication, Encryption, Dynamic Key Lock Pairing (symmetric session key exchange management) and Asymmetric master key generation for securely protecting vehicle network payloads.

The S32K offers a Cryptographic Services Engine (CSE) which includes a true random number generator plus secure flash for key storage among other innovative security features.

The combined S32K plus SecureCAR software solution enables real-time secure applications by reducing the security burden on automotive networks. The optimized approach requires up to three times lower bandwidth than standard approaches.

About Trillium Inc.

Trillium was established in 2014 to pursue development of advanced IoT and automotive cybersecurity software technology, including lightweight encryption, authentication, cryptographic key management, IDS/IPS and secure OTA software update technology. The Tokyo-based start-up plans to expand its scope to include cybersecurity for robotics, factory automation, medical, aerospace and other transport systems.

For more details, visit:  http://www.trillium.co.jp/

For questions and to arrange executive interviews, contact  pr@trillium.co.jp

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