- Volkswagen partners with former Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency chief on cybersecurity. From Jerusalem Online. Israel has emerged as a leader in the race to keep cars secure and prevent hacking your vehicle. International groups including Volkswagen, Harman International Industries and IBM have already bought local companies or invested in research centers.
Today, Volkswagen announced a joint new automotive cyber security venture, with the former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency Yuval Diskin. “To develop cybersecurity systems for Internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles,” the partners said in a statement Wednesday.
“To enable us to tackle the enormous challenges of the next decade, we need to expand our know-how in cybersecurity in order to systematically advance vehicle cybersecurity for our customers,” said Volkmar Tanneberger, head of electrical and electronic development at Volkswagen.