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Mocana Joins Automotive Grade Linux to Scale Security of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

Mocana to deliver scalable, end-to-end security for mission-critical, connected and autonomous systems onboard vehicles.

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Sunnyvale, Calif. — January 7, 2020 – Mocana Corporation (Mocana) today announced it has joined  Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), an open source project at the Linux Foundation developing an open platform for the connected car, with many of the top automotive OEMs such as Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Daimler, and Volkswagen already supporting members. Support and interest in AGL continues to grow as the project passes 150 members.

 

Mocana plans to design plug-n-play solutions that integrate with the AGL platform and can  enable scalable, end-to-end security, to protect any AGL-based systems on-board connected or autonomous vehicles. Mocana is the leading provider of self-defending, cybersecurity solutions for mission-critical, connected, embedded systems and ensures those devices function as designed and deliver accurate messaging and data. AGL is a cross-industry effort developing an open, shared software platform for all automotive applications from infotainment to functional safety, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Sharing an open platform allows for code reuse and a more efficient development process as developers and suppliers can build once and have a product work for multiple automakers.

 

"We are thrilled to have Mocana as a new member of the project," said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. "The AGL platform was developed with built-in security, and we are always working to add new features. We look forward to leveraging Mocana’s expertise in securing mission-critical functions as the AGL platform becomes more robust, and we continue to build out vehicle-to-cloud and virtualization solutions.”

 

“Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are connecting a broadening range of systems and devices onboard vehicles to deliver mission-critical safety capabilities as well as significantly enhance the user experience. Many of these on-board systems also incorporate virtualized systems or containers to streamline and scale the delivery of key functionalities,” said Dean Weber, CTO of Mocana. “This increase in connectivity provides additional insight into the performance and reliability of systems to improve system performance and safety, as well as minimize downtime and reduce maintenance costs. Unfortunately, it also introduces new cybersecurity risks and ways for hackers to attack these on-board systems to compromise their safety and uptime – and generate inaccurate alerts, messaging and data.”

 

About Mocana Corporation (Mocana)

Mocana is here to protect the planet, one secure device at a time. Through on-device cyber-protection software and an IoT/IIoT-enabled security orchestration platform, Mocana empowers manufacturers, governments and companies to build self-defending, tamper-resistant devices that are trusted end-to-end. 

 

 We protect families, companies, cities, and countries by securing the mission-critical connected devices of our modern world. Mocana safeguards more than 100 million devices and is trusted by 200 of the largest industrial manufacturing, aerospace, defense, utility, energy, medical and transportation companies globally. www.mocana.com

 

 

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Media Contact: 

Dinese Christopher

Senior Director, Marketing, Mocana Corporation

dchristopher@mocana.com

+1 408.206.4940

Topics: IoT Security IIoT cyber protection cyber security