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Automotive Security Research Group selects ThreatQuotient

ThreatQuotient is throwing its weight behind the development of automotive cybersecurity, specifically threat intelligence sharing for automotive products.

The Automotive Security Research Group (ASRG), a nonprofit group comprised of more than 6000 members, will use ThreatQuotient’s ThreatQ threat intelligence platform across the industry.

ThreatQuotient points out that the automotive industry is well behind other industries in terms of developing cybersecurity and data security solutions for automotive products.

Despite the lag, automotive manufacturers all have the same security goals – and threat intelligence data will help to strengthen cybersecurity across a large user community.

According to ASRG founder John Heldreth, the partnership is a step in the right direction to facilitating ASRG’s cyber threat intelligence strategy.

“The growth of technology’s role in the automotive industry has prompted the need to focus attention on cybersecurity. The more information that engineers and developers have regarding the products they are developing and their operating environments, the better implementation and more secure solutions can be expected; engineers and developers will have the opportunity to access shared information through ThreatQ that will enhance the industry’s security.”

ThreatQuotient’s ThreatQ platform delivers granular controls over what, when and how much data is shared. ASRG members can share and receive insights from other members in the group.

ThreatQuotient CTI advisor and CEE regional manager Markus Auer says that ASRG’s goal is to reduce vulnerabilities across their products and to provide a secure platform for intelligence sharing.

“We share ASRG’s vision for solving the global challenge of using threat intelligence more constructively across multiple use cases, which is larger than any one company or solution. We look forward to the positive impact ASRG will have on security in the automotive industry.”

ThreatQuotient adds that the partnership with ASRG also creates a new use case for threat intelligence sharing, which could open up opportunities in other industries and sales channels.

ASRG Sydney chapter lead Jasmine Rhyder adds that having all of the information in one place enables users to find relevant data more quickly.

“ThreatQuotient and ASRG are providing a clear path towards effective security operations, leading the way not only in developing this security solution for the automotive industry but doing so in a way that encourages meaningful information sharing. It will be exciting to see the full impact this collaboration will have on the industry.”

In addition to threat intelligence sharing, ThreatQ can provide security measures such as threat hunting, incident response, spear phishing, alert triage and vulnerability prioritisation.