5 Top Data Security Startups Impacting Autonomous Vehicles

We analyzed 309 Data Security startups innovating in the automotive industry.​ Saferide, Angoka, Autonomy Chain, Resado, and Enigmatos develop 5 top solutions to watch out for. Learn more in our Global Startup Heat Map!

Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the automotive sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising Data Security Startups for Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).

Heat Map: 5 Top Data Security Startups

Using our StartUs Insights Platform, covering 1.116.000+ startups & emerging companies, we looked at innovation in the field of automotive solutions. For this research, we identified 309 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and technology among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & emerging companies developing data security solutions for the automotive industry. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 309 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.


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SAFERIDE Technologies – Multi-Layer Cyber Security

Electronic control units (ECUs) in autonomous vehicles generate and analyze massive amounts of data to function. Besides generating data for navigation and functioning, AVs generate personal data like real-time location, entertainment, and infotainment. This data is owner-specific making it susceptible to external attacks like hacking and data piracy. As a result of technological advancements, the expanding ecosystem for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication and infrastructure requires priority in cybersecurity.

Saferide Technologies, an Israeli startup, provides a multilayered cybersecurity software suite, vSentry Core, to automotive ECU manufacturers. The data collected from the infotainment systems, telematics, and other connected gateways is analyzed in real-time. The analysis is used to identify, eliminate, and record all potential cybersecurity threats so that AVs are protected from hackers and other malicious attacks.

Angoka – Decentralized Cryptographic Protocols

AVs generate data that are targeted either actively or passively. An active data security risk involves the hacker connecting to the AV and interacting with it in real-time. Passive data security risk involves data piracy as well as theft, or manipulation over prolonged periods. Public Key Infrastructure (PKIs) and cryptographic protocols help AVs eliminate both types of cybersecurity threats and enable robust data security as well.

Angoka, a startup from the UK, provides hardware-based authentication to AV manufacturers. With the help of unclonable identities based on physical properties embedded in the various devices in an AV, secure V2X data exchange is enabled in AVs. This helps safeguard the data generated and provides tamper-proof storage as well.

Autonomy Chain – Blockchain Cloud

AVs collect and analyze data from multiple sensor types to understand the surrounding environment. Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and V2X enable the AV to make decisions based on the data gathered – including geopositioning, traffic, as well as obstacles in the path. Blockchain enables AV to create a decentralized record of all data exchanges thus resulting in secure and tamper-proof records.

Autonomy Chain, a Singaporean startup, provides a blockchain-based cloud network for AVs. With the help of blockchain, the solution decentralizes the control network and enables even distribution of power over networks as well. Subsequently, this creates a secure environment for AVs to communicate with each other and their surroundings. The blockchain cloud records and anonymizes the data in such a way that it is always useful for others but remains anonymous. The network aims to integrate AVs from different makes and models.

Resado – Digital Fingerprint For AV Sensors

AVs use many connected devices to make autonomous decisions regarding direction, surroundings, and its environment. Sensors and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices help collect and translate data into actionable insights in real-time. Moreover, connected devices generate vast amounts of data and have a potential risk of theft or misuse.

Resado, a German startup, provides secure connected devices solutions for AVs. A digital footprint of any connected device forms the base for secure device authentication and communication. As a result, the solution enables security in the connected devices and helps protect against cyberattacks as well as become hack-proof.

Enigmatos – Digital Profile Of AVs

Nowadays, in the event of a data breach, there are multiple ways to attack AVs to compromise their security and mine for data. Organizations need to be able to identify, analyze, and root out cyber attacks in real-time. With the help of advanced analytics and machine learning, AVs tackle all cyber threats regardless of attack vectors and point of entry.

Enigmatos, an Israeli startup, develops cybersecurity software for AVs. The solution includes a rules engine powered by proprietary machine learning algorithms and mapping methodologies to construct digital profiles for AVs. Deterministic rules coupled with the digital profile of AVs, help detect, analyze, and eliminate cyber threats. As a result, the solution allows AVs to operate and communicate with the network securely.

What About The Other 304 Solutions?

While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence so you can achieve your goals faster. The 5 data security startups showcased above are promising examples out of 309 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.

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