DALLAS & TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VicOne, an automotive cybersecurity solutions leader, announced today that it is partnering with TomTom, the geolocation technology specialist, to safeguard connected cars that perform as an extension of the driver’s digital life. Working with TomTom, VicOne enables OEMs to further protect their users’ data privacy in-vehicle through its purpose-built smart cockpit cybersecurity software.
Focused on delivering greatly enhanced and more secure services to car users to extend their cabin experience, automotive ecosystem players are now planning to provide in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) apps, for conference calling or gaming for example. Adding these expanded applications could make the vehicle more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, leading to the theft of car users’ personal information. Drivers can protect themselves against these threats with the VicOne security app that can be downloaded and installed on their IVI system. This safeguards private and personal information that cyber-thieves can steal from in-car phone or video calls using malicious IVI apps or vulnerable browsers. VicOne detects these malicious apps and URLs and alerts car owners to avoid opening them. The VicOne solution also allows car owners to block these apps to prevent future exposure. In addition, VicOne's solution can turn passive into active with 24/7 personal data surveillance, monitoring everything from email addresses to bank account numbers, credit card details, social security numbers, and much more. When this sensitive personal information is leaked, VicOne notifies car owners so they can take action immediately to protect themselves and their data from being compromised.
“A connected cockpit unlocks a world of possibilities and potential pitfalls, and our partnership with VicOne underscores our everlasting commitment to ensure a uniquely safe and secure driver experience,” said Paul Hesen, VP Product Management, TomTom. “Together, we are able to provide a single, consistent, cohesive and task-oriented digital cockpit that delivers peace of mind for consumers when inside the car.”
“With cars becoming supercomputers on wheels, the combination of comprehensive threat intelligence with network security expertise is more critical than ever,” said Edward Tsai, Vice President of Strategic Partnership at VicOne. “While personalized information is the future of mobility, a future-ready threat protection in-cabin is required. VicOne and TomTom share a vision for better digital lives in the cockpit, now we can bring the automotive ecosystem a step closer to this future.”
VicOne's future-proof smart cockpit cybersecurity protection solution gives in-vehicle IVI increased protection. By combining its xCarbon ECU intrusion detection and prevention systems, with the TomTom Digital Cockpit, VicOne enables OEMs to provide multi-layered cybersecurity for their offerings, and help car owners feel safe from cyberattacks before and after purchasing their cars.
During Cybersec 2023, May 9 to 11 in Taipei, Taiwan, visit VicOne and explore how it protects car owners’ data privacy in IVI, through its cyber secure smart cockpit protection app as one of the applications in TomTom Digital Cockpit solution. You can also find more of TomTom Digital Cockpit and learn more of VicOne cybersecurity solutions at Cybersec.
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With a vision to secure the vehicles of tomorrow, VicOne delivers a broad portfolio of cybersecurity software and services for the automotive industry. Purpose-built to address the rigorous needs of automotive manufacturers, VicOne solutions are designed to secure and scale with the specialized demands of the modern vehicle. As a Trend Micro subsidiary, VicOne is powered by a solid foundation in cybersecurity drawn from Trend Micro's 30+ years in the industry, delivering unparalleled automotive protection and deep security insights that enable our customers to build secure as well as smart vehicles. For more information, visit www.vicone.com.