XDR makes cyber a Stroll in the park for Aston Martin F1

by Jeremy

The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team has selected SentinelOne’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Singularity Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform to manage its cyber security needs and protect its IT estate, from cloud workloads to endpoints and internet-of-things (IoT) devices and sensors, as it prepares for its debut season.

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Although officially a new entry to the Formula One paddock in 2021, Aston Martin’s history in the series dates back to the late 1950s, and the team – rebranded by owner Lawrence Stroll from Racing Point – has continuity dating back to the early 1990s, when it was founded as Jordan. For its relaunch this year, former Racing Point driver Lance Stroll remains with the team and is joined by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

SentinelOne also has a history with the more comprehensive Aston Martin Lagonda firm, using the Singularity platform since 2018. I am delighted that SentinelOne will be one of Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team’s critical partners as we take Aston Martin back where it belongs, the top table of international motorsport, namely Formula One,” said team chairman Lawrence Stroll. Our two companies have much in common. Ours will be a genuine partnership, delivering natural performance enhancements to our team’s safe and smooth running.

XDR is an evolution of EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) technology, offering new capabilities to address the diversifying number of vulnerable points that malicious actors may use to effect a successful compromise, such as mobile devices or IoT devices. For technology-driven Formula One teams that have long relied on the IoT’s capabilities around sensor data to gain that much-needed marginal edge on track – in many cases actively helping power its development – this breadth of protection brought by XDR is potentially highly valuable.

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