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Trillium partners with U Michigan’s TechLab at Mcity on AI research to defend self-driving cars from cyber attack

By David Schwartz
Published: September 11th, 2018

Trillium Secure, Inc. (Trillium), a company focused on vehicle cybersecurity and secure data lifecycle management, is partnering with the University of Michigan’s TechLab at Mcity program, managed by the Center for Entrepreneurship, to conduct research on how AI can bolster a vehicle’s defenses against cyber attack.

Trillium’s Director of Global Engineering, Ross Hirschi, will collaborate with TechLab at Mcity, a company-in-residence program for advanced mobility companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) industry, by providing mentorship to a team of UM students.

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with TechLab at Mcity and to have access to the nation’s leading mobility research and test facility,” said David Uze, founder and CEO of Trillium. The collaboration, he predicted, “will enhance Trillium’s mission to make connected and autonomous vehicles safe from cyber attack.”

The research will seek to refine SecureIXS, Trillium’s intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS). The system creates a protective firewall for each electronic control unit (ECU) by leveraging AI and machine learning to inspect behavioral level patterns and to detect anomalies in entire vehicle fleets. Another project goal is to mentor UM students on using the technology  to model normal data traffic, to prevent rogue messages from entering ECUs, and to validate Trillium’s products at the incubator’s state-of-the-art facilities.

“Partnering with Trillium gives TechLab students the unique opportunity to engage in entrepreneurship while applying classroom learning to practical technology development in the connected and autonomous mobility industry,” said Nick Moroz, assistant director of entrepreneurial practice at the Center for Entrepreneurship. “I’m confident that the results of this partnership will attract many driven, passionate, and talented students to the cybersecurity field.”

Source: IT News Online

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