MembersContinental Purchases Israeli Start-Up

Continental AG, a German automotive manufacturing company specializing in tires, brakes and car safety products, had been searching for some time for new growth avenues.

By Israel Today Staff |
Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

One of the leading options in this regard was the relatively new field of cyber security for automobiles. As cars are being controlled more and more by means of computers, the danger of hacker attacks on cars has grown. In a series of tests, hackers have already succeeded in taking control of a car by means of remote attack to the extent that the occupants of the vehicle were completely at the mercy of the unseen assailant.

The Israeli company Argus Cyber Security specializes in the prevention of such attacks. Argus was founded by former members of the well known Unit 8200 of the Israeli army. This unit is responsible for cyber security in Israel and consists of the most talented computer geniuses in the land.

Continental, the world’s second-biggest supplier to car makers by sales, recently...

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