CybersecurityDojo by BullGuard establishes lab at Cyber@BGU

Published 14 September 2018

Dojo by BullGuard, an Internet of Things (IoT) security specialist, 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.

Dojo by BullGuard, an Internet of Things (IoT) security specialist, 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.

“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 leader in the field of cybersecurity research, while 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 can be 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 growing, with consumer spending on smart home systems and services predicted to reach $158 billion by 2020, according to 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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