New Delhi: Steelbird International, an Indian automotive components manufacturer has tied up with cybersecurity domain company Cybellum.
Under this partnership, Steelbird International will introduce Cybellum’s advanced product security platform to Indian OEMs and component manufacturers. Cybellum‘s platform helps in vulnerability management and compliance validation.
With this tie-up, Steelbird International will target the automotive space with the new addition of the electric vehicles segment and help them secure automotive systems from cyberattacks.
For example, a connected car is akin to a computer on a network with exposed interfaces such as steering, braking and other vital information about the occupants. A modern-day car with some advanced features can have 150 Electronic Control Units (ECUs) with millions of lines of source code, thereby increasing the cyber risk manifold.
Steelbird with its in-depth insight into the Indian market backed by decades of experience has envisioned the importance of cybersecurity in the automotive space for the Indian OEMs.
With its aftermarket and testing institutes for both internal combustion engines (ICEs) and electric vehicles (EVs), Steelbird claims to be one of the first companies to provide cybersecurity solutions in the Indian marketplace.
By making the Cybellum platform available, Steelbird will enable automobile manufacturers to develop and design systems with end-to-end compliance to global cybersecurity standards
such as UNECE WP29R155.
“This is a breakthrough initiative for Steelbird International. As we move in an increasingly interconnected world, the threat of cyberattacks and the need to adopt effective solutions has also skyrocketed,” said Manav Kapur, ED – Steelbird International.
“Currently, a very small percentage of vehicles, both ICEs and EVs, are protected by cybersecurity solutions while the others with their vulnerabilities, are open to attacks via a connected network. By using Cybellum’s trusted platform, manufacturers will be able to drive the technological edge in this compelling domain,” added Kapur.
The capability to detect, remediate and assess exposure to cyber vulnerabilities on auto components, including ECUs, with Cybellum’s digital twin feature will enable them to secure their products and solutions.