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The Power of an Analytics Platform Built for Smart Mobility

[Blog | Jan 16, 2019 | By Oded Yarkoni] Big data analytics is table stakes these days in the business world. To date, Smart Mobility is only scratching the surface of the value to ...
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The Business Impact of Weak Security for OEMs

[Blog | Dec 10, 2018 | By Oded Yarkoni] For OEMs, staying on top of security can be a huge business advantage. From regulatory liability to brand damage- how to stay ahead of the ...

Backend Connected Vehicle Attacks are Taking the Lead

[Blog | Nov 5, 2018 | By Dan Sahar] Is the world of cyber-security offering the automotive industry enough protection? Endpoint in-vehicle security alone is not enough.

From Selling Cars to Selling Services- OEMs' Challenges in Securing Complex Data Environments

[Blog | Oct 18, 2018 | By Team Upstream] The rise of the connected car is changing car companies, opening opportunities for OEMs to move into new service models altogether. But connectivity also brings ...

“Talk to our TSP” is not gonna cut it – Fleets Need to Take Responsibility for Their Own Security

[Blog | Oct 6, 2018 | By Dan Sahar] Regardless of what the TSPs, cloud companies and cellular providers are doing – it’s time to take control of your own ecosystem.

Cyber-Crime is a Reality in Smart Cities: How Can We Protect Connected Transportation?

[Blog | Sept 17, 2018 | By Oded Yarkoni] Connected transportation in our smart cities makes our daily lives easier and more enjoyable. But more connectivity means more cyber threats, and when a single ...

A Cybersecurity ‘Glitch’ in the Growing Telematics Insurance Trend

[Blog | Sept 11, 2018 | By Oded Yarkoni] Insurance telematics provides today’s drivers with reduced costs and value added services, however it also presents insurers with the challenge faced by every stakeholder ...

Ready to Keep Up with Smart Mobility? The Effects of Connectivity on the MaaS Ecosystem

[Blog | Aug 16, 2018 | By Dan Sahar] The automotive industry is undergoing rapid transformation and becoming a smart mobility ecosystem and with it the cyber-attacks surface is expanding, demanding new security standards. ...

The Greatest Competitive Advantage for Telematics Service Providers Today - Securing the Connected Car

[Blog | July 24, 2018 | By Dan Sahar] Cybers threats and data privacy concerns haven’t skipped the TSPs (Telematics Service Providers). The telematics backend servers that enable fleets to be connected, run, ...

Cybersecurity Regulation in the Automotive Industry - Who is Responsible for Protecting the Connected Car?

[Blog | July 17, 2018 | By Oded Yarkoni] Regulation is slowly catching up with connected car technologies. However, unique complexities in the automotive industry leave a few issues unresolved, namely, who is responsible ...

Connected Car-Fleets are in Immediate Risk of Cyber Attacks. Here’s What You Can Do About it

[Blog | July 10, 2018 | By Dan Sahar] There's not a minute to waste - connected car fleets using telematics devices on the road today are in immediate risk of a breach and ...

Running the Telematics Service for Your Connected Fleet? Here's what you need to know

[Blog | June 26, 2018 | By Oded Yarkoni] The very same car-generated data used to monitor and report the vehicle's tire pressure, can so easily be exploited to hack into its telematics backend ...

The First Step to Securing the Automotive Cloud – A Single Source of Truth

[Blog | June 19, 2018 | By Oded Yarkoni] Creating a single source of truth by collecting the entire gathered data under one roof, allows to piece together a holistic, centralized view of the ...

Defense in Depth for the Connected Car

[Blog | June 10, 2018 | By Team Upstream]
Cybersecurity at its best is a multi-layered solution. It must be, now that everything is connected, and cyber-attacks target not only endpoint devices (cars), ...

Last Week in Tel Aviv Was all About Smart Transportation and Securing Connected Mobility

[Blog | May 29, 2018 | By Oded Yarkoni] This past week in Tel Aviv has proved once again that the future of the automotive industry lies in connectivity, mobility as a service, and ...

Emerging Data Privacy Regulation Brings OEMs and Consumers Closer Together Than Ever Before

[Blog | May 23, 2018 | By Team Upstream] This article discusses OEMs' significant role in protecting consumers' data privacy, and why the emerging robust regulation is actually good news for car makers around ...

Why AI and ML Offer the Best Protection Against Cyber Attacks on Connected Cars

[Blog | May 16, 2018 | By Team Upstream] This article discusses how and why AI and ML technologies are needed to detect cyber threats on connected cars

Mobile Apps Pose Major Threat to OEMs and Smart Mobility Services

[Blog | May 9, 2018 | By Team Upstream] This article discusses the main risks posed by mobile apps to OEMs and smart mobility services, explains the primary difficulty in protecting the mobile car ...

(Re)Defining Connected Car Cybersecurity

[Blog | May 1, 2018 | By Dan Sahar]
Cybersecurity is a business risk, not just an IT problem. Learn what makes Upstream's automotive cybersecurity solution so unique.

Going Beyond IT Cybersecurity Technologies to Protect the Connected Fleet

[Blog | April 3, 2018 | By Team Upstream]
How can IT cybersecurity practices and technologies be adapted to the automotive world to protect connected cars?

Cutting the Lifeline to the Fleet. Not on Upstream's Watch.

[Blog | March 22, 2018 | By Team Upstream]
If hackers gain access to the telematics’ private network they could inject remote commands to the fleet's vehicles and cut their lifeline communication.

Ten Hacks in Ten Weeks- is 2018 the Year of the Automotive Cyber Threat?

[Blog | March 9, 2018 | By Team Upstream]
The first 10 weeks of 2018 have already produced a wide and sophisticated range of automotive hacks for some of the world's leading brands. Here’s ...

Infographic: Top Real-World Threats Facing Connected Cars and Fleets

[Infographic Blog | March 1, 2018 | By Team Upstream]
Here is a snapshot of the top real-world cyber threats challenging connected car ecosystem players.

The Car Industry: A Disruptive Journey to a New Business Model

[Blog | Feb 22, 2018 | By Team Upstream]
The automotive industry is accelerating at speed towards a technology-centric future. However, one issue dominates the connected car industry and must be addressed: cybersecurity.

No Longer on Cloud Nine: Top Real-World Threats Facing Connected Cars and Fleets

[Blog | Feb 15, 2018 | By Team Upstream]
Here is a snapshot of the top real-world cyber security threats highlighting the diversity of attack vectors already challenging connected car ecosystem players.

The Keys to Securing Automotive Fleets: KPMG Report

[Blog | Jan 28, 2018 | By Yoav Levy]
KPMG recently released their report, ‘Protecting the fleet – and the car business’. It highlights the need to adopt a new automotive security framework.

Securing the Weakest Link in Connected Cars: Telematics Servers

[Blog | Nov 27, 2017 | By Team Upstream]
While data centers already have many security protections, none are equipped to deal with the unique challenge posed by the automotive world. In this ...

Huge Risk - Fraud in the Smart Mobility Space

[Blog | Nov 9, 2017 | By Team Upstream]
Much has been said about the threat cyber attacks pose to connected cars, however, there are other significant risks for companies using such vehicles

Artificial Intelligence and Automotive Fleet Security Go Hand-in-Hand

[Blog | Oct 31, 2017 | By Team Upstream]
How machine learning is an effective tool for fleet security and deep insights

Fleet Security: The Sum of All Car Hacking Fears

[Blog | Sept 13, 2017 | By Yoav Levy]
Fleet-wide hack is a real threat to connected car fleets. Read more to learn why.

What Does the GDPR Have to Do with Car OEMs?

[Blog | July 10, 2017 | By Yoav Levy] Check out these 5 Insights for a smooth regulatory ride.