Argus’ game-changing penetration testing technology enables coverage guided fuzzing to detect vulnerabilities in binary code in embedded devices.


TEL-AVIV, Israel , October 25 2021 – Argus Cyber Security, a global leader in cyber security for connected mobility, today announced it has been awarded the  “Automotive Cybersecurity Innovation of The Year” award in the annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards.  

As vehicles become increasingly software-driven and connected, their exposure to cyber risk increases. To address this risk and comply with regulations such as UNR 155 and GB/T, vehicle manufacturers need ways to verify that their vehicle software is free of vulnerabilities. 

One common automatic testing technique is fuzzing, which sends multiple messages to a target system, such as a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU), until it triggers a bug. The ideal fuzzing method is coverage-guided fuzzing. However, coverage-guided fuzzing is typically out of reach for testing binary code of embedded software due to the time and effort involved during setup of emulation platforms.  Now for the first time, vehicle manufacturers can cost-effectively test their embedded software, potentially find more vulnerabilities, and mitigate them before they cause damage. 

“Argus patent-pending technology allows coverage-guided fuzzing in what would otherwise be black box security pen test activities.” said Yaron Galula, CTO Argus Cyber Security. “Prior to this innovation, it wasn’t feasible for vehicle manufacturers to use coverage-guided fuzzing for testing embedded devices without access to source code.”

This technology complements Argus Vehicle Vulnerability Management solution (VVM) which automates the monitoring, detection and mitigation of vulnerabilities in vehicle assets. With signed production projects to secure over 65 million vehicles, vehicle manufacturers are relying on Argus to help them understand their vehicle vulnerability risk exposure and respond fast.

“The mission of the annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of automotive and transportation technology categories. This year’s program attracted more than 1,400 nominations, including industry leaders such as Mercedes Benz and Ford, from over 15 different countries,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of AutoTech Breakthrough Awards. “Argus’ innovation raises the bar on cyber security for the entire Automotive industry”.  Congratulations on being our choice for ‘Automotive Cybersecurity Innovation of the Year.’”

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About Argus Cyber Security

Argus, a global leader in cyber security for connected mobility, provides modular onboard and offboard-vehicle cyber security products to protect all forms of connected mobility against cyber attacks. Customers include vehicle manufacturers, their suppliers, and connected mobility providers. 

Argus’ automotive cyber security services team provides a broad range of services to help our customers integrate cyber security practices and processes into the entire product lifecycle and comply with regulations. Argus’ innovative methods and solutions are based on decades of cyber security and automotive research and have culminated in over 70 granted and pending patents.

Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Stuttgart, France, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Korea. Argus is an independent subsidiary of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.Visit Argus Cyber Security at https://www.argus-sec.com.

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About AutoTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in automotive technologies, services, companies and products. The AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of AutoTech companies and solutions in categories including Connected Car, Electric Vehicles, Engine Tech, Automotive CyberSecurity, Sensor Technology, Traffic Tech, Vehicle Telematics and more. For more information visit AutoTechBreakthrough.com

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