Symantec Solution to Help Carmakers Combat Zero Day Attacks
Cybersecurity solutions company Symantec Corp. introduced Tuesday Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive to protect against zero-day attacks and never-before-seen issues facing modern connected vehicles. Hackers execute zero day attacks on a hole in software that the developers have left open unintentionally.
Connected cars offer drivers conveniences such as navigation, remote roadside assistance and mobile internet hot spots. There will be 220 million connected cars on the road in 2020, according to Gartner. While new technologies promise to enhance the driving experience, these advancements also create avenues of attack for hackers that can endanger drivers and passengers.
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Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive uses machine learning to provide passive in-vehicle security analytics that monitor all Controller Area Network (CAN) bus traffic without disrupting vehicle operations, learn what normal behavior is and flag anomalous activity that may indicate an attack. The solution works with virtually any automotive make and model, says the company.
Key benefits of Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive include:
- Learning the vehicle’s behavior in a deeper, more precise way, enabling automakers to see previously unseen attacks.
- Automatically prioritizing incidents based on perceived criticality and risk.
- Automatically detecting anomalies without requiring manufacturers to set rules or create policies.
- Using minimal memory and CPU power with an analytics solution built from the ground up for vehicles.
According to the company, Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive is now available in most markets worldwide.
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