Argus Cyber Security Completed One of the World’s First Automotive SPICE® for Cybersecurity Assessments

Argus’ Automotive-Grade Cyber Security Software shows its compliance to Automotive SPICE® for Cybersecurity: Argus Cyber Security, a world leader in cybersecurity products and services for mobility platforms, and Kugler Maag Cie have conducted one of the industry’s first assessments of the new ASPICE for Cybersecurity extension.

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Automotive SPICE® has become a crucial requirement for vehicle manufacturers as technology improvements transform previously purely mechanical vehicles into internet-connected, moving, physical endpoints. Today’s connected cars have more than 100 million lines of code and can process 25 GB of data per hour. Accordingly, cybersecurity engineering has become just as important as functional safety and quality when it comes to ensuring a vehicle's safety.

“In a world where cars have become as connected as smartphones, we see the cybersecurity extension for ASPICE as a central piece to both supplier and OEM compliance with regulations like UNECE R 155, China GB/T and others,” said Steffen Herrmann, Managing Consultant and Partner at Kugler Maag Cie.




Tel Aviv, Israel




State-of-the-art development process

The ASPICE for Cybersecurity assessment is the latest in a series of collaborations between Argus and Kugler Maag Cie promoting the companies’ shared vision of safe and secure mobility for the automotive industry. The week-long assessment focused on Argus’ Ethernet IDPS product line.

Argus Ethernet IDPS inspects traffic at both the network (layers 2-4) and application (layers 5-7) levels and integrates with the existing network components to identify malicious activity. Detection is performed using real-time, rule-based analysis of packets, including time analysis, deep packet inspection, and state analysis. Argus IDPS blocks malicious packets in real time.

“Argus provides advanced capabilities for embedded and cloud-based security products, and their commitment to state-of-the-art software development processes ensures a high level of safety and security for vehicles incorporating their products,” added Herrmann.


We were impressed with the commitment of the Argus engineers to achieve ASPICE and cyber security capabilities for their IDS product line.

Steffen Herrmann Kugler Maag Cie

Argus Cyber Security

Argus is a global leader in cyber security for connected mobility, providing products and services for embedded automotive systems and backend, fleet-level security functions. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Stuttgart, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul. Argus is an independent subsidiary of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.


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