$2.5M seed round for Israeli startup to secure car ECUs

April 08, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Israeli startup Karamba Security has received $2.5 million in seed funding from YL Ventures and from GlenRock, Leon Recantai's private investment company, to commercialize a purpose-built ECU endpoint solution that protects a car’s externally connected devices.

Karamba's retrofit solution enables car companies to protect their automobiles from hackers by hardening Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that are open to external access (via the Internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.), so they can’t be used to infiltrate the car’s network and launch attacks.

The company enables ECU and system providers to define factory settings for each ECU, generating a policy that creates whitelists of all ECU’s permitted program binaries, processes, scripts, network behaviour, etc. This policy is embedded within the externally connected ECU to ensure only explicitly allowed code and behavior may run on it.

Robust security detection and enforcement capabilities block any foreign code, which means the controller is safe from attackers, regardless of how they entered (via the internet, USB drive, service port, etc.), with no false alarms.

Visit Karamba Security at www.karambasecurity.com

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