BlackRidge Technology has joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open-source project at The Linux Foundation. The project brings together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car.

The three layers of the connected car ecosystem vulnerable to attack are — the vehicle layer (telematics, communications module, infotainment system, key), the network layer (cellular network, satellite communications, grid infrastructure) and the application layer (telematic service providers, public and private clouds, data intermediaries).

BlackRidge’s patented First Packet Authentication technology authenticates identity and enforces security policy on the first packet of a network session, before a connection is established. It is applicable across the entire ecosystem and can be embedded as the infrastructure for connected cars is built. The technology can block or redirect network traffic, control access, and enable network microsegmentation and segregation.