Symantec is launching a new security product aimed at protecting automobiles from zero-day attacks. The idea is to leverage machine learning to provide passive in-vehicle security analytics that monitor all Controller Area Network (CAN) bus traffic without disrupting vehicle operations, learn what normal behavior is and flag anomalous activity that may indicate an attack.
Key benefits of Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive include:
- Learning the vehicle’s behavior in a deeper, more precise way, enabling automakers to see previously unseen attacks.
- Automatically prioritizing incidents based on perceived criticality and risk.
- Automatically detecting anomalies without requiring manufacturers to set rules or create policies.
- Using minimal memory and CPU power with an analytics solution built from the ground up for vehicles.
“Automotive security threats have gone from theory to reality,” said Shankar Somasundaram, senior director of product management and engineering at Symantec. “Symantec is bringing the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of security technologies to the car. The infrastructure and technology that already helps protect billions of devices and trillions of dollars now protects the car. We’re building long-term comprehensive security all while delivering ground breaking protection for cars today.”