STAMFORD, CT, Sept. 28, 2018 – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that it has been selected as winner of the “Intrusion Detection Solution Provider of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.

“As exciting as the connected vehicle and autonomous driving categories are, it is clear that a solid cybersecurity infrastructure must be in place prior to mass consumer adoption,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “As we evaluated the many compelling award submissions for the Intrusion Detection category of our awards program, HARMAN stood out with their unique and innovative automotive focus, which addresses that specific needs for security infrastructure in the connected vehicle space. With HARMAN SHIELD for Connected Cars, HARMAN SHIELD for HARMAN SmartAuto and their Consultancy Services, HARMAN stood out from the pack and we are thrilled to recognize them as a 2018 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award winner.”

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,000 nominations from over 14 different countries throughout the world.

“At HARMAN, we are dedicated to changing the way enterprises and consumers interact in the connected world, and our automotive cybersecurity solutions like HARMAN SHIELD lay the foundation for innovation,” said Yuval Weisglass, Vice President, HARMAN Automotive Cybersecurity. “We consider security an integral part of the end-to-end vehicular design process and recognize it is paramount for businesses and drivers to have full confidence that their cars are built with the assurance of cybersecurity, especially in the connected car. This honor solidifies our efforts in this space, exemplifying our dedication to innovation while installing always-connected and cybersecure solutions.”                                                            

HARMAN is dedicated to enabling connectivity while reducing cybersecurity risks in the increasingly complex connected car ecosystem. Through HARMAN SHIELD, the most comprehensive end-to-end Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solution (IDPS) to detect, manage, mitigate and respond to cyber-attacks on connected and autonomous vehicles.

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About CyberSecurity Breakthrough
Part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit