Geotab's GO8 connected telematics device has gained validation under a federal cybersecurity standard.
 - Photo courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab's GO8 connected telematics device has gained validation under a federal cybersecurity standard.

Photo courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab's plug-in, connected telematics device has received validation under a federal cryptography standard that requires it to meet four levels of security to protect the transfer of data from the vehicle module, the telematics provider announced.

The GO device, which plugs into a vehicle's onboard diagnostics port (OBD-II), has met the requirements of a federal information processing standard (FIPS-140-2). The Toronto-area telematics provider manages the entire technology stack from the in-vehicle hardware and embedded firmware used to encrypt the data to the server-side hosting and software applications.

Geotab also uses third-party penetration testers and services from accredited cybersecurity laboratories to identify vulnerabilities, according to the company.

"Rigorous organizational data security measures are embedded in each solution through meticulous data collection, transmission and storage encryption that meet industry best practices in cybersecurity," said Jean Pilon-Bignell, associate vice president of government and smart city.

The FIPS-140-2 standard is maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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