Security Innovation Wins Best Auto Cybersecurity Product at TU Automotive Awards 2016

June 9, 2016 –  Security Innovation was the proud recipient of the Best Auto Cybersecurity Product for Aerolink®, the industry-leading implementation of high speed communications security for connected vehicles, at last night’s 2016 TU Automotive Awards in Detroit, MI.

The TU-Automotive Awards are the most prestigious and anticipated awards in the connected car industry. The glamorous ceremony aims to gather the leading minds of the connected car industry to highlight innovation and quality. 

With 10 categories designed to highlight established and emerging companies, this year’s TU-Automotive Awards attracted nominations from all over the world. These awards recognize the leaders pushing the industry forward through innovation, industry engagement and quality products and services.

Award categories include:

  • OEM of the Year
  • Telematics Service Provider of the Year
  • Best Insurance Telematics Product/Service
  • Best Active Safety or ADAS Product/Service
  • Best Auto Mobility Product/Service
  • Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service
  • Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Influencer of the Year

This year’s finalists were a who’s who in the automotive industry, including: BMW, Ford Motor Company, Volvo, TomTom, RSA, Delphi, NXP, Verizon.

“We were honored to be a finalist for such a prestigious award and thrilled when we were announced the winner,” said Pete Samson, General Manager of Security Innovation's embedded division. This is not only a tribute to the dedication and skill of our research and engineering teams, but also is recognition of the importance of the V2X market and potentially the most significant safety improvement since the seat belt.”
“With more than 400 nominations for this year’s TU-Automotive Award, the selection process was challenging," said Emilie Lablanc, awards director, TU-Automotive. “Security Innovation’s Aerolink product stood out as a leader in the Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service category because it is a flexible solution that is effectively addressing the highly critical mission of securing V2V communication.”

Aerolink is the industry-leading and now award-winning implementation of high speed communications security for connected vehicles based on the IEEE 1609.2 standard. First deployed in 2007, Aerolink has been continually evolving in parallel with the evolving standards, to remain the most up-to-date implementation of message authentication and user privacy for the Connected Vehicle system.

Aerolink has been selected to provide security and privacy for the 2017 Cadillac CTS, the first commercially available vehicle with V2V capabilities. Among other early adopters, Renesas Electronics has included Aerolink in their R-Car V2X reference design. It has also been successfully implemented in the majority of Ann Arbor Safety Pilot vehicles through a program sponsored by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Since 2002, Security Innovation has been the trusted partner for cybersecurity risk analysis and mitigation for the world’s leading companies, including Microsoft, Sony, GM, Disney, Google and Dell. Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a row, Security Innovation is dedicated to securing and protecting sensitive data in the most challenging environments - automobiles, desktops, web applications, mobile devices and in the cloud. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit