Secure Elements partners with Vehiqilla to integrate automotive systems safety and cybersecurity

Vehiqilla Inc./Press Release

Secure Elements partners with Vehiqilla Inc. to Enhance the adoption of a Process Driven Guided Engineering approach by Integrating Automotive Systems Safety and Cybersecurity.

[Windsor/Coventry], [Canada/UK] – [07/03/2023] – Secure Elements, a leading provider of automotive cybersecurity engineering software, has announced a strategic partnership with Vehiqilla Inc., a North American leader in the cybersecurity services & solutions with a vision to transform mobility into a secure and safe experience for all users. The collaboration aims to accelerate the adoption of an Automotive Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS), by combining Secure Elements cutting edge innovation – a process driven, guided AI engineering platform ‘CRISKLE’ with Vehiqilla’s cybersecurity experience and solutions with a substantial market presence in North America.

The aim of this partnership would be to enable Secure Elements to add value to customers based out of North America through its partnership with Vehiqilla Inc.  This partnership will be based out of Windsor, ON, Canada which has become the Automobility capital of Canada and has strong ties with the automotive community, both in Canada and in the USA.  Together with its regional partner, Invest WindsorEssex, Vehiqilla will ensure that OEM’s and their Tier X’s, will benefit from the unique offering developed by Secure Elements Ltd.  Our clients can benefit from the fact that this partnership has brought together two industry leaders who share a common goal of providing customers with the best automotive solutions to enhance cybersecurity engineering process and operations and be compliant with international standards such as ISO/SAE 21434 and regulations such as UNECE R155/R156.

“We are excited to collaborate with Vehiqilla and leverage their extensive cybersecurity knowledge while expanding our market presence in North America. Together, we will be able to provide our customers with a more comprehensive solution that improves core engineering processes to ensure protection of all critical assets.” said Saket Mohan, Founder & Director of Secure Elements.

“We are thrilled to partner with Secure Elements and ensure that our customers in Canada & USA can benefit from their solutions and skillset around building a Cyber Security Management System.” said AJ Khan, CEO of Vehiqilla Inc. “Together, our extensive knowledge and market presence in the automotive industry, along with guidance & support from InvestWE, will add great value to our customers by providing an enhanced solution for automotive cybersecurity that will meet their needs.”

The Windsor-Essex Region has long had the privilege of being known as the Automotive Capital of Canada. As the automotive industry progresses and with new vehicles being increasingly connected and automated, there is increased importance to ensure that the new technologies and components in these vehicles are secure. Invest WindsorEssex is proud to participate and lead the local Regional Technology Development Site under the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network in the Province of Ontario.  One focus of the site is Automotive Cybersecurity and IWE is providing access to an elaborate threat library as well as offering penetration testing for automotive components and technologies.  Working in coordination with the University of Windsor’s SHIELD Centre for Automotive Cybersecurity and partners like Vehiqilla Inc., IWE will provide these complimentary services to detect vulnerabilities and risks for Ontario based small and medium sized enterprises.  These services will help to protect the supply chain and further demonstrate the Region’s transition as the Automobility Capital of Canada.

“Innovate UK welcomes this partnership and is proud to have used its Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) to assist Secure Elements in engaging the North American automotive ecosystem. This is great example of UK cyber security technology providers working collaboratively with international partners to enhance end User experiences while growing their business”.

David Tozer – Head of Land & Maritime Transport – Innovate UK

About Secure Elements Ltd

Secure Elements is an Automotive Cybersecurity Software company providing engineering solutions for accelerating the adoption of a Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS). The company’s cutting-edge Integrated Product Security Lifecycle Platform combines fundamental elements from Systems, Safety and Cybersecurity engineering activities helping organisations navigate the challenges of implementing a CSMS which is compliant with international cybersecurity regulations UNECE R155/R156 and ISO/SAE 21434. Secure Elements process driven, guided AI engineering approach towards systems cybersecurity offers significant potential to develop products that are safe and secure by design.

About Vehiqilla Inc.

Veiqilla Inc. is focused on enabling Automotive Cybersecurity in the North American market. Vehiqilla Inc. has been actively engaged in enhancing the automotive cybersecurity awareness since its formation in 2020 and provides innovative solutions to customers across North America. These solutions include solutions that enhance the cyber profile of manufacturers and also, Vehicle Security Operations Centre (VSOC) solutions. Vehiqilla’s solutions are designed to help customers meet their automotive cybersecurity needs to achieve their business objectives.

About Invest WindsorEssex (IWE)

Invest WindsorEssex is the lead economic development agency for the Windsor-Essex region. The focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help new businesses start-up in the Windsor-Essex region. Invest WindsorEssex is led by a board of distinguished community leaders. A team of professional staff provides assistance with location and investment decisions by working one-on-one with businesses to facilitate the process of starting, growing or locating a business in Windsor-Essex.

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s national innovation agency. It supports business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions and helps businesses grow through the development and commercialization of new products, processes, and services, supported by an outstanding innovation ecosystem that is agile, inclusive, and easy to navigate.

Media Contacts:

Saket Mohan
Secure Elements Ltd

AJ Khan
Vehiqilla Inc.

PJ Taylor
Senior Media and Communications Manager
BBSRC and Innovate UK