The international expert organization DEKRA and Argus Cyber Security, a global leader in automotive cyber security, have entered into a partnership to offer a range of automotive cyber security services for the automotive and new mobility industry.

DEKRA enters a partnership with Argus Cyber Security to bring independent and holistic automotive cyber security expertise to the market. DEKRA’s third party independency and global presence combined with the deep automotive cyber security expertise of Argus forms a powerful alliance. The goal is to support OEMs in the fight against cyber-attacks which are becoming a bigger and bigger threat to safety and security in the automotive industry.

In recent years, DEKRA has continuously expanded its cybersecurity services in the consulting, training and product testing competence fields, with DEKRA Digital GmbH acting as a Group-wide hub and driving new, comprehensive security solutions forward together with partners and customers. Partnering with Argus in the field of cybersecurity, DEKRA can offer particular expertise regarding regulatory issues, system certification, product certification and functional safety. 

“At DEKRA we are determined to ensure the safety of the future, and we are delighted to work with Argus to provide solutions for some of the most challenging security issues. With road safety and cybersecurity as two of the core elements in DEKRA’s vision of being the global partner for a safe world, Argus is an obvious ally for DEKRA”, said Dr. Kerim Galal, Managing Director of DEKRA Digital GmbH.

“Argus was founded with a vision to protect all vehicles on the road from cyber threats. To this end, Argus cyber security experts have uncovered hundreds of security gaps and multiple zero-day vulnerabilities across dozens of customer ECUs and EE architectures.” said Yoram Berholtz, Senior Director Business Development, Argus Cyber Security. “Working together with DEKRA, we will help ensure that the automotive industry can fulfill the demand for connectivity without compromising on cyber security and safety.”

About DEKRA

DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2018, DEKRA generated sales totaling more than 3.3 billion euros. The company currently employs more than 45,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all six continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.

About Argus Cyber Security

Argus, a global leader in automotive cybersecurity, delivers multi-layered, end-to-end solutions and services to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. Argus also provides OEMs an over-the-air (OTA) software update solution that enables them to quickly and cost-effectively improve performance and security as well as deploy new features throughout the vehicle lifespan. Ranked number one in third-party evaluations, Argus technologies are built on dozens of granted and pending automotive patents and rely on decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry. Argus’ customers include the world’s largest OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and its partners include leading industry players. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart, and Tokyo. Learn more at www.argus-sec.com.

Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.

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