Argus, Elektrobit, and NXP provide combined solution to protect connected and automated vehicles

January 7, 2019

Comprehensive solution provides real-time prevention, defense in depth, and the ability to respond, recover, and protect vehicle fleets against even the most sophisticated attacks as they emerge.

LAS VEGAS (CES 2019, North Hall Booth #6106), January 7, 2019 – Elektrobit (EB), a visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, and its subsidiary, Argus Cyber Security (Argus), a global leader in automotive cyber security, announced today that they are collaborating with NXP to bring to market the industry’s first complete software-hardware solution that delivers comprehensive protection against even the most sophisticated cyberattacks. With vehicle safety as the highest priority, it is critical that OEMs have the ability to provide passengers with optimal defense against cyber threats. The combined solution enables car makers to comply with upcoming regulations and current guidelines that require equipping vehicle systems with the ability to detect and respond to cyber-security incidents.


This first-of-its-kind solution consists of:

  • NXP’s Secure CAN Transceiver for a vehicle’s controller area network (CAN) bus, which detects and prevents malicious activity at the CAN bus level;
  • Argus’ Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS), which detects potentially malicious activity through data and timing heuristics, and then reports this activity to a security backend to enable an appropriate response;
  • EB cadian Sync software, which enables continuous over-the-air (OTA) updates in the vehicle, including critical updates to ECUs as necessitated by the NXP Secure CAN Transceiver and Argus IDPS findings.


“Connected functions in today’s cars require the security solutions of the highest standards”, said Martin Schleicher, executive vice president, business management at EB. “This joint solution helps car makers and their suppliers to bring to market secure cars, compliant with upcoming regulations and current guidelines for automated cars.”


“Argus has conducted dozens of research projects across fleets, vehicles, and vehicle components and has found that all of them are vulnerable to cyberattacks,” said Yoni Heilbronn, chief marketing officer, at Argus Cyber Security. “This comprehensive approach to security with Elektrobit and NXP is vital for car makers to keep even the most sophisticated threats outside of the vehicle.”


“NXP’s secure CAN Transceiver is a perfect hardware complement to EB’s and Argus’ software solution, one that aims to deliver a truly holistic security solution for increasingly connected cars,” said Timo Roermund, head of automotive security, at NXP.


Visit Elektrobit at CES 2019, North Hall Booth #6106 to discover this industry-first comprehensive security solution.



About Argus Cyber Security

Argus, a global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyberattacks. 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, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.


About Elektrobit (EB)

Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 30 years serving the industry, EB‘s software powers over one billion devices in more than 100 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services. EB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental. For more information, visit us at


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