Autocrypt and MicroNova Launch Strategic Partnership to Advance Automotive Cybersecurity

The Focus is on the development of innovative test solutions in the field of automotive cyber security.

Vierkirchen near Munich, 28. February 2024

The increasing digitalization of vehicles is creating the need for innovative approaches to combat cyberattacks and ensure the integrity of vehicle electronics. The memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies specifies that they will work together on test solutions for the cybersecurity field. The focus will be on pentests (penetration tests) and fuzzing (automated software tests) as well as data forensics and vulnerability management during the test phase. The aim is to further improve the reliability of vehicles and meet the increasing requirements for networked mobility.

Joint Expertise for Automotive Cybersecurity

The cooperation between MicroNova and Autocrypt combines the two companies’ comprehensive know-how in the field of automotive technology. MicroNova has decades of experience in test solutions for the automotive industry and will be contributing its skills in the areas of embedded test and validation, software development, and test automation. Autocrypt is an expert in mobility security solutions and will be providing innovative products to protect vehicle communication systems from cyber threats.

“This partnership agreement with Autocrypt represents a major step towards offering our customers pioneering applications in the field of cybersecurity,” explains Orazio Ragonesi, CEO of MicroNova. “Combining the strengths of our companies will enable us to develop customized solutions that meet current and future requirements for the safety of connected vehicles.”

Daniel ES Kim, CEO and co-founder of Autocrypt, emphasizes: “Working together with MicroNova, we will be able to make full use of our expertise in creating innovative security solutions for the automotive industry. The combination of MicroNova’s comprehensive expertise in embedded systems for automotive applications with our decades-long expertise in vehicle safety will pave the way for groundbreaking developments.”

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Autocrypt MicroNova Strategic Partnership Automotive Cybersecurity

Biography of Daniel ES Kim:

Daniel ES Kim is CEO and co-founder of the mobility security solutions provider Autocrypt. A cyber security expert with decades of experience, he worked at Penta Security Systems, a leading IT security company in APAC, for almost 20 years. During his time as CTO and CSO, he led the company in the development of a number of security solutions, including Autocrypt. Daniel ES Kim founded Autocrypt in 2019 as a spin-off from Penta Security, leading the company in the development and implementation of security solutions for networked, autonomous, and electric vehicles.

    About Autocrypt Co., Ltd.

    Autocrypt is the leading player in automotive cybersecurity and smart mobility technologies. It specializes in the development and integration of security software and solutions for in-vehicle systems, V2X communications, and Plug&Charge, paving the way towards secure and reliable transport in the age of software-defined vehicles. Built to support both AUTOSAR and legacy vehicular platforms, AUTOCRYPT’s In-Vehicle Systems Security solution consists of embedded security libraries and algorithms, security testing tools and services, as well as threat mitigation solutions, helping automotive OEMs and suppliers comply with international standards and regulations like ISO/SAE 21434 and UN R155/156.

    About MicroNova

    MicroNova has been a software and systems vendor since 1987 and offers products, solutions and services in four business areas: testing of automotive electronicstechnology consulting, management of mobile radio and communication networks including energy management solutions based on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as well as the distribution of IT, digitalization and project management solutions. 400 experts work with technological competence and passion at the headquarters in Vierkirchen near Munich and at eight other locations in Germany and the Czech Republic. Numerous customers such as Audi, BMW, Continental, Telefónica Germany, Vodafone Germany and Volkswagen rely on MicroNova's expertise.


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