Karamba Security of Bloomfield Hills to Demonstrate Live Car Hacking at CES; Adds Ford’s Neil Schloss to Board of Directors


Karamba Security in Bloomfield Hills says it plans to demonstrate its automotive cybersecurity platform at the Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 8-13, in Las Vegas. It also announced that retiring Ford mobility vice president and financial executive Neil M. Schloss has joined the company’s board of directors.

Karamba, which also has a headquarters in Hod Hasharon, Israel, will demonstrate live car hacking, run education sessions focusing on automotive cybersecurity, and showcase the industry leaders that are partnering for cybersecurity.

“The industry has been investing heavily in transforming to smart mobility and a self-driving future,” says Ami Dotan, CEO of Karamba Security. “However, this future relies on assuring consumer safety. We will use CES 2019 as an opportunity to share our customers’ experiences in securing their next-generation vehicles, while maintaining safety and minimizing legal exposure.

“We will demonstrate live attacks on connected vehicles and showcase how they are deterministically prevented, without running into risks of false alerts, and without the associate cost and legal exposure of heuristic detection solutions.”

Karamba will be teaming with six of its technology partners: Micron, STMicroelectronics, Arm, Wind River, Ficosa, and Alpine. Each of these companies provides key elements to Karamba’s end-to-end vehicle cybersecurity solution.

Among the topics covered by educational sessions led by Karamba will be:

  • Think like an automotive hacker
  • How cybersecurity impacts automotive innovation
  • Lessons learned from recent attacks on cars
  • The evolution of regulating automotive security
  • What is autonomous security and how prevention matters

Schloss, who is retiring from Ford at the end of the year, joined the Karamba board on Dec. 2. He currently serves as vice president and CFO of Ford Mobility, managing the financial operations of Ford Smart Mobility and Autonomous Driving business units as well as the company’s IT and global data insight and analytics organizations.

“Neil brings a strong financial and automotive, and mobility industry background to our organization,” says Dotan. “He has tremendous industry, financial and business experience from his years at Ford and will provide direction around how to continue translating the robust customer traction that Karamba Security has been experiencing, into long-term, mass production agreements.”

Schloss says, “What attracted me to Karamba Security is the significant progress that the company has been gaining from multiple OEMs and Tier-1 system providers. Rarely do you find a software company that succeeds in creating direct engagements with many of the OEMs and Tier-1’s simultaneously and in such a short time.”

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