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Dojo by BullGuard Establishes Lab at Cyber@BGU

Dojo by BullGuard Establishes Lab at Cyber@BGU

September 6, 2018

Homeland & Cyber Security, Press Releases

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 announced a partnership to develop advanced technologies for automated IoT threat detection, employing artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

Prof. Yuval Elovici

“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 centers for cybersecurity research and development. “Together, our teams will join forces to expand the IoT cybersecurity frontiers and advance solutions through our findings.”

Ben-Gurion University is considered a world leader in the field of cybersecurity research, while award-winning Dojo by BullGuard offers advanced, cloud-based IoT cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity-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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About BGN Technologies

BGN Technologies is the technology company of Ben-Gurion University, Israel. BGN Technologies brings technological innovations from the lab to the market and fosters research collaborations and entrepreneurship among researchers and students. To date, BGN has established over 100 startup companies in the fields of biotech, high-tech and cleantech, and has initiated leading technology hubs, incubators and accelerators. Over the past decade, BGN has focused on creating long-term partnerships with multinational corporations such as Deutsche Telekom, Dell-EMC, IBM, and PayPal, securing value and growth for Ben-Gurion University as well as the Negev region. For more information, visit the BGN Technologies website.

About BullGuard

BullGuard is a market leader in consumer cybersecurity. They make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – from your data, to your identity and your smart home. The BullGuard product portfolio extends to PCs, Macs and Android tablet and smartphone protection, and includes internet security, comprehensive mobile security and 24/7 identity protection. BullGuard released the world’s first IoT vulnerability scanner and leads the consumer cybersecurity industry in providing continuous innovation.

Dojo by BullGuard is an award-winning intelligent cyber defense system and service that provides the highest level of protection to consumers across all of their connected devices and smart homes. Dojo is the cornerstone of a smart home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer in every home, is smart, safe and protected. Learn more at https://www.bullguard.com.

About American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision: creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University’s expertise locally and around the globe. As Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) looks ahead to turning 50 in 2020, AABGU imagines a future that goes beyond the walls of academia. It is a future where BGU invents a new world and inspires a vision for a stronger Israel and its next generation of leaders. Together with supporters, AABGU will help the University foster excellence in teaching, research and outreach to the communities of the Negev for the next 50 years and beyond. Visit vision.aabgu.org to learn more.

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