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13/09/2018

New unique partnership advances the Security of Things

New York, NY (USA)

Dojo by Bullguard, a market leader in Internet of Things (IoT) security, and BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), have entered into a partnership to develop advanced technologies for automated IoT threat detection, employing artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

“We’re proud to announce the launch of the new Cyber@BGU-Dojo by Bullguard Research Lab,” said Professor Yuval Elovici, director of the Telekom Innovation Labs@BGU and Cyber@BGU, the cyber research lab at BGU, as well as one of the world’s leading centres for cyber security research and development. “Together, our teams will join forces to expand the IoT cyber security frontiers and advance solutions through our findings.”

Ben-Gurion University is considered a world leader in the field of cyber security research, while award-winning Dojo by Bullguard offers advanced, cloud-based IoT cyber security platforms designed from the ground up for the service provider market. The Dojo Intelligent IoT Security Platform for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), known as DIP, was designed from its early days as an IoT security solution at CSP scale, providing an end-to-end cyber security and privacy solution for all IoT connected devices.

The platform is easily integrated into any CSP’s network. Using DIP, communication service providers can leverage their existing network connectivity services and offer enterprise-grade cyber security and privacy services to their customers. Researchers from Cyber@BGU and Dojo by Bullguard will together conduct practical, implementable research, which will be part of DIP.

The IoT market is exploding, with consumer spending on smart home systems and services predicted to reach $158 billion by 2020 (Source: Strategy Analytics).

“An estimated 80 percent of IoT devices have built-in vulnerabilities, creating a tremendously vulnerable IoT landscape,” says Yossi Atias, general manager, IoT Security at Bullguard.

“Many IoT devices are not properly designed cyber security-wise. As a result, they introduce multiple security risks for both physical and digital assets, posing significant risk to data integrity and privacy. The technology developed in this partnership will be used to advance the Security of Things (SECoT), with a high-level focus on threat detection and privacy issues created by IoT devices."


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