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Denso and Dellfer to partner on cybersecurity for connected cars

Denso, one of the world’s largest mobility suppliers, and Dellfer, a cybersecurity company, have entered into a joint development agreement to bring ZeroDayGuard 1.0, a cybersecurity product to market for the automotive industry.

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.

ZeroDayGuard is Dellfer’s internet of things 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 cyber attacks remotely in the cloud.

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.

Tony Cannestra, director of corporate ventures at Denso, says: “We are excited to be working with Dellfer to protect our automotive electronic control units.

“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 are demonstrating ZeroDayGuard at the ongoing CES 2019 in Las Vegas (North Hall, booth #4619).

James Blaisdell, Dellfer founder and CEO, says: “We are looking forward to bring ZeroDayGuard to the connected car market through our partnership with Denso.

“All IoT connected devices, including cars, have the challenge of preventing advanced hacks and cyber attacks.

“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.”

Denso invested more than $2 million last year in Dellfer.