Massachusetts-based Mercury Systems, Inc. announced on 18 August it has been awarded a new US patent covering various methods to protect controller area network (CAN)-based systems from malicious cyberattacks. The new patent adds to Mercury’s existing IP portfolio of more than 80 patents issued.

A wide range of applications and market segments use CAN-based systems, such as electronic control units (ECU) in automotive electronics or avionics. When these systems are interconnected, cyberattacks may potentially compromise them, leading to financial loss or even safety issues. Mercury’s Broadcast Bus Frame Filter protects ECUs against hacking attempts with zero latency and can be used with any system with a CAN bus, including automotive, militar, and industrial systems.

The patent award, combined with our recently announced Cogswell award for security program management, affirms our continued commitment to designing uncompromised solutions in the face of growing cybersecurity threats and delivering ‘Innovation that Matters to our customers,” explained Brian Perry, Senior VP and General Manager of Processing at Mercury Systems. “This new patent also expands what we believe are the industry’s most advanced embedded systems security engineering and cyber resiliency capabilities.”

Mercury is accelerating innovation for its customers as the Company bridges the gap between commercial technology and defence applications to meet the industry’s current and emerging needs.

The prospect of unrestricted cyberattacks is prompting organisations in all spheres of industrial, security and economic activity to better prepare to meet and defeat the evolving threat. (Image courtesy University of Southern California)

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