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DENSO And Dellfer To Protect Cybersecurity For Connected Cars From The Inside Out 

A new joint development agreement between DENSO and Dellfer brings a new form of hacking protection to embedded connected car components.



DENSO and Dellfer, a cybersecurity company, have entered into a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to bring to market for the auto industry a new cyber security product called ZeroDayGuard 1.0.

ZeroDayGuard is Dellfer’s (IoT) cybersecurity solution that prevents zero-day cyberattacks on IoT devices through built-in code execution protection. It is enabled with one operation in the development of IoT device code, and subsequently can instantaneously detect root cause hacks and cyberattacks remotely in the cloud.

The partnership aims to introduce a new way for automotive manufacturers to protect their customers and drivers from increased vulnerabilities associated with connected and autonomous vehicles. Dellfer’s solution approach does not use signatures or machine learning to thwart attacks, but an inside out rapid instrumentation to increase immediate precision and virtually eliminate the false positive problem that plagues many cybersecurity solutions, the two companies say.


“We are excited to be working with Dellfer to protect our automotive electronic control units,” said Tony Cannestra, director of corporate ventures at DENSO. “As we continue to increase performance in the fields of connectivity and automated driving, solutions like ZeroDayGuard become essential for a vehicle’s security against cyber attacks. Our JDA with Dellfer represents a big step in advancing the new era of autonomous driving technology.”

Dellfer and DENSO will demonstrate ZeroDayGuard at CES 2019 in Las Vegas (North Hall, booth No. 4619) next week.

“We are looking forward to bring ZeroDayGuard to the connected car market through our partnership with DENSO,” said Dellfer founder and CEO James Blaisdell. “All IoT connected devices, including cars, have the challenge of preventing advanced hacks and cyberattacks. ZeroDayGuard will enable connected car suppliers and manufacturers to prevent and instantaneously see never witnessed (“zero-day”) attacks, as well as enable fixes to the underlying code vulnerabilities quickly.”