Karamba Security, a world leader in automotive and enterprise edge cybersecurity, signed a production agreement for its leading Carwall runtime integrity software, in Alpine infotainment systems to offer its bit in automotive vehicle security systems market.
To safeguard customer safety in the connected and autonomous vehicle era, protection against cyberattacks is critical. Such exploits of in-memory vulnerabilities can jeopardize customer safety by controlling the speed and direction of the vehicle. The runtime integrity technology of Karamba provides self-protection against remote code execution, using Control Flow Integrity (CFI).
“This is the first time a production of commercial, embedded, self-protection software is available for automotive ECUs and vehicles,” said Ami Dotan, Karamba co-founder, and CEO.
As per Dotan, the partnership with the product team of Alpine has allowed Karamba to overcome production hurdles (such as automated implementation without delaying time to market) and implement the same security software on various systems of Alpine.
The patented Embedded Runtime Integrity of Karamba is a state-of-the-art attack detection and prevention software that leverages Control Flow Integrity (CFI) and continuously maintains vendor settings. With the technology of Karamba installed, the infotainment software system detects, prevents, and reports attempted cyberattacks.
A paper was published on 3rd July by a leading OEMs such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Fiat-Chrysler, and Volkswagen, indicated the Control Flow Integrity (CFI) as a recommended technology to protect safety systems against cyberattacks. Karamba Carwall is the industry-leading CFI solution, thanks to its seamless implementation and negligible performance impact of less than 5 percent CPU overhead.
“Protecting our customers against cyberattacks is a key mission for Alpine,” said Yasuhiro Ikeuchi, president of Alpine Europe. “We were looking for a solution that can be seamlessly applied to our product without delaying time to market, with negligible performance impact, while providing strong security measures. We have found those qualities in Karamba Security Carwall and we are excited to team up with this high growth company.”
Karamba, with this production deployment, is demonstrating a proven ability to automatically prevent exploits of in-memory vulnerabilities in connected machines, without any need for software or hardware changes. This solution makes embedded security a reality in the connected vehicles revolution.