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Providing comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks: Argus Cyber Security


Any device that is connected to the internet has a potential risk of exposing itself cyber criminals. That applies also for connected vehicles. Security breaches can result in leaked personal data, threats to a vehicle’s essential security and safety mechanisms and, in extreme cases, full remote control of the car. And, as the industry turns more autonomous, these risks are only set to increase due to reliance on applications, connectivity, and more complex and integrated electronic components.

Addressing these risks will protect companies from catastrophic effect on consumer confidence, privacy and brand reputation. Argus, the global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. With decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry, Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, fleet operators and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo.

Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.

Automotive Cyber Security

Argus connected ECU protection: Connected electronic control units (ECUs), such as telematics units, infotainment centers, and ADAS units run on high-end operating systems (Linux, QNX, Android, Adaptive AUTOSAR). These ECUs interface with the outside world through a variety of communication channels, creating a large attack surface for potential hackers. Argus Connected ECU Protection detects and mitigates attacks targeting connected ECUs.

Argus in-vehicle network protection: Using advanced prevention and detection technologies, Argus In-Vehicle Network Protection monitors and analyzes network communications to detect and prevent attacks, suspicious activity and changes in standard in-vehicle network behavior. Acting as a sensor, Argus In-Vehicle Network Protection provides meaningful alerts that can be further analyzed to enable rapid detection and response (IDRS). Supporting a wide array of network protocols — CAN and CAN-FD, Ethernet (with SOME/IP, DoIP etc.) and more — this suite is well positioned to defend current and future vehicle architectures.

Argus core ECU protection: Core electronic control units (ECUs), such as instrument clusters, body control modules (BCM), braking systems and gateways, are either bare-metal or run classic AUTOSAR. These ECUs are responsible for most vehicle functionalities, including safety-critical functions. A successful cyber-attack on core ECUs can have a high impact on car operation and place passengers’ safety at risk. Argus Core ECU Protection detects and mitigates attacks targeting core ECUs.

Argus fleet protection: Future-proofs the fleet with an additional layer of protection. Collects and analyzes data from Argus in-vehicle solutions and other sources. Operating from the cloud or integrated in a security operations center (SOC), this suite provides OEMs and fleet managers situational awareness of fleet cyber health on an intuitive dashboard. Argus Fleet Protection also generates insights on new attacks and trends from big data analytics of OEM and fleet data, and provides the tools to take preemptive action.

 Aviation Cyber Security

Argus Aircraft fleet protection: Argus Aircraft Fleet Protection provides airline security operations centers (SOCs) with the unprecedented ability to monitor aircraft networks, receive detailed alerts of abnormal behavior and start the mitigation process with dedicated tools and procedures using an intuitive and easy-to-use dashboard.

Argus IFEC protection: Argus In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Protection (IFEC) defends the cabin’s IFEC systems from internal and external threats, and stops attacks from spreading to the cabin management system or other critical systems.

Argus Avionics Protection: Argus Avionics Protection reinforces select avionic components from attacks originating inside and outside of avionics systems based on A653OS, LinuxOS or other RTOS. Argus Avionics protection provides in-flight network security by detecting attacks, suspicious activity and changes in standard aircraft network behavior.


Meet the Cybersecurity Expert

Ofer Ben-Noon, Co-Founder & CEO: Seeking to leverage the unique technical skills of the founders and create a company that positively contributed to the world, Ofer co-founded Argus in 2013 to protect connected vehicles against cyber-attacks.

Serving as a Captain in the Israel Defense Forces’ esteemed cyber intelligence unit 8200, Ofer gained over a decade of cyber security experience and took part in two Israel Defense Prize winning projects. He was recognized by Forbes as one of Israel’s “Top 30 under 30” and was chosen by Wired Magazine for its short list of exciting individuals and groups bringing about the next wave of digital security.

Ofer has spoken in major automotive industry events such as International Congress on Advances in Automotive Electronics, Automotive World Japan and Mobile World Congress. He holds a B.S.c. with honors in computer science from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, is a graduate of the prestigious “Zell” entrepreneurship program and has completed management and entrepreneurship studies at Wharton, UPenn.

In addition to building the success of Argus, Ofer is passionate about aeromodelling, having previously held the Junior Aeromodelling World Cup championship title and second place in the European Aeromodelling Cup. In his little spare time, Ofer loves mentoring young entrepreneurs.

“We provide customers with a better understanding of their cyber threat landscape so that they can make more informed decisions.”