TietoEVRY and VTT collaborate to bring European cybersecurity and research expertise to automotive software development

TietoEVRY and VTT

TietoEVRY, a leading digital services and software company, and VTT, a leading European research institute, team up to combine their top-notch expertise in software product development, cybersecurity in production environments and research. The collaboration will support product development projects for the automotive industry. Plans to cover also other industries are in the making.

With the emergence of software-defined vehicles, the automotive industry is more and more reliant on reliable and secure software solutions. With security and safety becoming intertwined, incorporating cybersecurity already at the product development phase is becoming a key feature of development projects.

TietoEVRY and VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) are teaming up to meet this demand and to provide the automotive industry with the required expertise. The collaboration covers research and advanced product development services to customers in the automotive industry. It covers both the development of customers’ products and consulting for new advanced ideas and concepts.

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“Together we provide a full team responding to customers’ software development needs combining cybersecurity in operational environments. In projects with lots of connected devices and public cloud environments, we need to pay special attention to cybersecurity. This partnership creates true value for our customers allowing them access to strong cybersecurity expertise during product development”, says Ari Aalto, VP, Automotive, TietoEVRY Product Development Services.

TietoEVRY delivers full software development services, hosting and maintenance, where cybersecurity in operational environments is an integral part. The partnership enables also VTT cybersecurity experts to join and collaborate with product software development project teams.

VTT provides advanced technology development for production environments especially in areas such as cybersecurity assessment, device and penetration testing, trusted platforms, wireless communications security, cryptography and authentication.

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“TietoEVRY has extensive expertise in software development and industrial clients in sectors, where VTT has advanced technology offerings. Bringing our deep expertise in cybersecurity to the table provides customers with the best European advanced R&D and training with security baked in from the start,” says Tuomas Korpela, Solution Sales Lead, VTT.

There are also further plans to extend the collaboration to cover also development projects for telecom, electronics, and medical industries.