Automotive cybersecurity acquisition: Trillium buys CanBusHack

Automotive cybersecurity acquisition: Trillium buys CanBusHack

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By Rich Pell

CanBusHack is the oldest automotive cybersecurity consulting and penetration testing company in the world and is widely recognized as an industry leader thanks to its broad portfolio of successful projects with major OEM and Tier1 customers around the world, says Trillium in a press release. 

The announcement was made during the annual DEF CON hacker convention which took place in Las Vegas las week. There hackers were offered the challenge of compromising Trillium’s BrainBOX and SecureCAR Server platform as part of the Car Hacking Village’s “Capture the Flag” competition. (

“The addition of CanBusHack’s Red Team and penetration testing expertise is a perfect fit for Trillium, and adds to our already robust range of cybersecurity products, services and training capabilities,” said Trillium President and CEO, David M. Uze.

“Now, in addition to providing customers with tools and systems to ward off cyber-attacks, we can also help identify weaknesses early to reduce network vulnerabilities prior to commercial system deployment.”

The combination of CanBusHack’s sophisticated “Red Team” and Trillium’s advanced “Blue Team” expertise is expected to deliver a 100% IP accretive environment for developing advanced vehicular cybersecurity systems. As a result of the acquisition, CanBusHack President and Founder Robert Leale will join Trillium as its Global Consulting Practice Director, and be deeply involved with Trillium’s cybersecurity product development roadmap. He will also assume responsibility for building Trillium’s worldwide capabilities in cybersecurity consulting and penetration testing. 

Mr. Leale and his team will proactively work with Trillium’s IoT and automotive customers on an on-going basis to identify and prevent “Zero-Day” exploits, ensuring that Trillium’s customers remain among the safest on the planet.

Trillium Incorporated

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