The manufacturer is taking preemptive measures to ward off intellectual property theft and targeted cyberattacks using threat intelligence and AI.

A well-known car manufacturer in Japan has adopted next-generation cybersecurity infrastructure to gain full visibility into its external threat landscape, prepare against upcoming attacks, and prevent the theft of intellectual property.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has selected a cloud-based, AI-powered cybersecurity platform because the firm needs to be well equipped in identifying and defending against the increase in cybercriminals looking to target Japanese companies that own advanced technologies for autonomous driving assistance systems, electric vehicles and connected services.

According to the firm’s General Manager (Information Security Management Office), Mr Yamane: “Customer safety and their personal information remain our utmost priority at Mitsubishi Motors. With the rising level of cyberattacks, cybersecurity threat intelligence information becomes paramount as a countermeasure and deterrence to these risks.”

Partnering with CYFIRMA K.K. Mitsubishi Motors expects to gain full visibility into the external threat landscape by monitoring the Dark Web and tracking any activity or conversation that poses a threat to its business. The solution’s ability, coupled with having established computer security incident response teams to collect and analyze cyber threats across various business units, will strengthen the motor firm’s cybersecurity posture and increase business resilience.

Yamane added: “The powerful platform enhances our cybersecurity posture as it goes one step further in providing critical early warning intelligence to identify attack surfaces and vulnerabilities at the earliest stages, allowing our security team to take rapid action in mitigating risk.”

Leveraging predictive analytics

Based on analyses of threat indicators collected from the Deep Web, Dark Web, hacker forums and other closed communities, as well as its own internal research, CYFIRMA assert that attacks can be predicted using probability prediction models and analytics engines.

By providing external threat intelligence, CYFIRMA can share early warning information when signs of cyberattacks are detected, enabling Mitsubishi Motors to take rapid action to thwart malicious activity.

Said Kumar Ritesh, founder and CEO, CYFIRMA: “We are confident that our platform will be instrumental in helping them strengthen their cyber posture, protect their valuable intellectual property from any cyberattacks and threats, and give them the upper hand against cybercriminals. Cybercrime and attacks are dominating news headlines today, and the reality of these incidents happening to anyone, anywhere, anytime is sinking in. Regardless of the industry, forward-looking organizations can no longer have cybersecurity as an afterthought.”