Southfield’s Denso Brings Autonomous Vehicle Cybersecurity Solution to Market

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Denso has partnered with Dellfer to bring an automotive cybersecurity solution to market.

Japan’s Denso, a mobility supplier that operates its North American headquarters in Southfield, Thursday announced it has entered into a joint development agreement with Dellfer, a cybersecurity company in California, to bring ZeroDayGuard 1.0, a cybersecurity product for the automotive industry, to the market.

ZeroDayGuard is Dellfer’s Internet of Things (IoT) solution that prevents zero-day cyberattacks (those that occur on the same day a software weakness is discovered) on IoT devices through built-in code execution protection.

It is enabled with one operation in the development of IoT device code and can instantaneously detect root cause hacks and cyberattacks remotely in the cloud. The solution does not use signatures or machine learning to stop attacks, but an inside-out rapid instrumentation to increase immediate precision.

“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 cyberattacks,” says Tony Cannestra, director of corporate ventures at Denso. “Our (agreement) with Dellfer represents a big step in advancing the new era of autonomous driving technology.”

The companies will demonstrate ZeroDayGuard at CES 2019, a technology show, in Las Vegas next week.

“All IoT-connected devices, including cars, have the challenge of preventing advanced hacks and cyberattacks,” says James Blaisdell, founder and CEO of Dellfer. “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 is a $48.1-billion global mobility supplier. It has 220 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, and electronic systems.

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