The automotive sector is increasingly interlinked with emerging technologies, both software and hardware, at every step of the supply chain and into the user experience. Finding security solutions is an increasingly urgent priority for auto manufacturers and their partners. The Cyber Mobility Awards help to raise awareness of the excellent work being done already, but also to highlight the need to prioritize automotive cybersecurity.
R+T Park was pleased to participate in the event, sponsoring the Global Cyber Achievement Award, which was awarded to AutoCrypt, a leading autonomous vehicle security solutions provider based in South Korea.
Waterloo’s globally recognized cyber security and automotive clusters were well represented among the inaugural award winners:
Academic Cyber Initiatives – University of Waterloo–WatCAR The Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) focuses on collaborative research in automotive and transportation systems, by facilitating relations between those within the automotive industry and University of Waterloo faculty researchers.
Smart City Cyber Award – ESCRYPT ESCRYPT began as Trustpoint Innovations, graduating from the Accelerator Centre. The company was acquired by Bosch and has become a leading provider of IT security solutions in embedded systems, particularly in the area of automotive security and automobile series production.
Best Cyber Startups – ISARA ISARA is a security solutions company specializing in creating crypto-agile and quantum-safe security solutions for today’s information technology ecosystems.
Supply Chain Cyber Award – BlackBerry QNX The BlackBerry QNX software platform provides a safety-certified and secure foundational layer for connected and autonomous vehicles.
OEM Cyber Achievement – Ford Ford Canada, which has research and engineering offices in Waterloo, focuses on research and development across connected car technology, ranging from infotainment to autonomous vehicles.