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ACCESS and Irdeto partner for in-car data security

Multi-layered security strategy designed to safeguard in-vehicle entertainment systems

ACCESS and Irdeto have teamed up to safeguard in-car data and services, by building secure environments for the protection of infotainment content delivered to vehicles.

With vehicular innovation a key theme at this year’s CES, car manufacturers will need to identify security threats, such as content piracy and data theft. ACCESS and Irdeto’s multi-layered security strategy leverages expertise in protecting network communications and in-vehicle entertainment systems, providing a safe and reliable driving experience for consumers.

ACCESS Europe CEO Dr Neale Foster said: “Today, we can build many services using in-car Wi-Fi and connected devices within the vehicle. One of the hottest areas is enhancing the entertainment experience to offer the same services we have at home, adjusted for each journey.

“To do so, we need to offer the same content we have at home – from Hollywood blockbusters to independent documentaries and games. All of this content is copyrighted and needs to be fully protected. Our partnership with Irdeto enables us to confidently solve this challenge, especially for high value content such as live sports and premium video offerings.”

Irdeto general manager of connected transport Niels Haverkorn added: “Now that consumers have access to more services in the car, the threats of potential data theft are very real. Today, we are partnering with ACCESS to create a complete and secure ecosystem, which means that V2X communications can be secured so data transmitted from one device to the next cannot be intercepted and tampered with.

“Without these measures, secure communication channels could be used by attackers to send malicious information into the ecosystem, with potentially damaging results for the driver and passengers.”