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CybersecurityBGU startup Titanium Core wins Cybertition cyber security competition

Published 5 March 2014

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev startup Titanium Core won the first Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)-sponsored Cybertition cyber security competition. Titanium Core uses a multilayered security approach to repel attacks on mission-critical systems, provide real-time attack information, and prevent threats from moving onto other computer systems. The company will receive $1 Million investment from JVP and space in the JVP Cyber Labs incubator, located in the cyber center in Beer-Sheva, adjacent to Ben-Gurion University.

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), an Israeli early-stage cybersecurity investor in Israel, announced that an innovative startup company from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev won the first ever Cybertition. The winner of the cyber-security startup competition was announced at a JVP co-sponsored event at the RSA Conference, held last week in San Francisco.

Titanium Core will receive a $1 million investment and space in the JVP Cyber Labs incubator, located in the cyber center in Beer-Sheva, adjacent to BGU. Titanium Core uses a multilayered security approach to repel attacks on mission-critical systems, provide real-time attack information, and prevent threats from moving onto other computer systems.

Our patented technology can provide an unbreakable security layer around core, mission-critical systems,” said Dudu Mimram, co-founder and chief technology officer for Titanium Core.

This funding, along with the guidance of the Cyber Labs incubator, will allow us to bring our vision to market and ensure that this technology can be used to protect the world’s critical IT assets.”

A release from American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev notes that the company was founded by Prof. Yuval Elovici, director of Telkom Innovation Laboratories at BGU; Dudu Mimram, the former chief technology officer of Deutsche Telekom Labs in Israel; and Ph.D. student Mordechai Guri.

We are proud of our researchers for winning this highly competitive prize, judged by global leaders in cyber security,” said BGU president Prof. Rivka Carmi. “BGU is at the forefront of Israel’s efforts in this critical field.”

JVP’s first Cybertition judging committee included JVP partners and analysts, along with top executives from leading multinational corporations such as GE, Cisco, Microsoft, EMC-RSA, and Lockheed Martin, as well as Israel’s chief scientist.

Titanium brings together elite minds from academia and business, fusing together incredible innovation with the ability to solve a critical pain point,” said Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski, partner at the JVP Cyber Labs. “The quality and innovative nature of the startups in our Cybertition attests to Israel’s growing role as the global hub for cyber-security innovation.”

Thirty-five cybersecurity startups submitted their business plans as part of the JVP Cybertition. The submissions included early-stage startups in the areas of zero day attacks, advanced persistent threats (APT), cellular fraud, SCADA security, and encryption.