The Year that Was and Looking Forward to 2019

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Blogs, General,
Dec 12, 2018

What was new in 2018?

The varied topics of cybersecurity are no longer only contained within the niche articles and newsletters of the trade rags and vendors that make up the industry, but widely broadcasted to the general population through conventional media. This has been the case for the last several years, not only because hacking incidents have gotten bigger and more impactful, but their implications are deepening as they touch a wider set of the population. So what was new this year, in 2018? For us, we thought the increasing fascination with blockchain and AI in cybersecurity was the “something new,” particularly in the discussion of IoT security.

While the funding for those technologies is indisputable, we agree with one of our favorite prediction blogs of 2018 which forecasted that we’d see 1) a shift in focus to security embedded by design in IoT, 2) organizations investing more in IoT device security visibility and 3) an earlier involvement of security in the IoT project process. Dellfer’s success is dependent on those trends taking hold and we certainly felt they started to develop this year.

The 2018 momentum

Momentum made 2018 a truly extraordinary year. Dellfer was founded by leveraging a culmination of experience and knowledge in cybersecurity to chase a vision of making IoT security easier for IoT developers while maintaining high standards of effectiveness. After receiving seed investment from DENSO to pursue our ideas in the automotive cybersecurity space, we have grown the team selectively and worked hard to develop a solution to deliver on our mission. In October, we launched ZeroDayGuard in a controlled release for feedback, and have gotten excellent validation of the value of our features and technology. Our unique comprehensive and deterministic approach was unveiled at IQPC’s 2018 Automotive Cyber Security Conference Silicon Valley conference.

On to 2019!

The 2018 momentum will not stop but rather, will accelerate into the new year. We are kicking off the year with excitement by participating at CES 2019 in Las Vegas! We will be exhibiting at the Denso booth in the automotive section of the event. As always, if you are interested in a demo please reach out to us through our website or send us an email to  

Our goal for 2019 is to spread ZeroDayGuard to as many customers and IoT devices as we can and begin helping device manufacturers take advantage of the most robust device integrity monitoring platform on the market.

Why do we do this?

It’s no secret that more and more devices are connected to the Internet. Increasingly, more sophisticated devices are gaining connectivity like smart cars. By 2020, anywhere from 152 million (HIS Automotive) to 250 million cars (Gartner) will have connectivity and be susceptible and prey to a new era of hacking. We believe our solutions will ultimately protect consumers from a cyberattack that could otherwise lead to disastrous consequences. Our partnerships with IoT connected device manufacturers ensures not only the protection of the software but most importantly, the lives of people.