GSC announces six finalists for 13 November event

Published 14 October 2008

The Global Security Challenge has announced the six finalists for the competition to be held 13 November; winner will receive $500,000 grant in cash and mentorship from venture capitalists

The Global Security Challenge (GSC) last week announced the six finalists for the organization’s annual award, which will be announced on 13 November. The winner will receive a $500,000 grant in cash and mentorship from venture capitalists, courtesy of the Technical Support Working Group of the U.S. government.

Beyond Encryption — The Dublin-based company has developed an enforcement tool for remote information security. The technology allows for law enforcement agencies to pursue any device and its data, denying access to to current user. It is the first precision information protection weapon with pinpoint accuracy for targeting and protecting sensitive information on any device regardless of location.

Brain Fingerprinting Laboratories — The Seattle-based startup has developed a “brain fingerprinting” technology which detects concealed information in the brain that can be used for interrogations of criminal suspects. The technology has medical and commercial applications as well, as it can detect Alzheimer’s disease and measure advertising effectiveness.

Hiperware — This Singapore-based startup has developed a real-time decision-making software which uses cluster computing power for analyzing enterprise processes in order to identify errors and monitor process effectiveness.

Intuview — The Kyriat Gat, Israel-based startup has developed a multi-engine “artificial intuition” software for real-time categorization, summarization, and intelligence extraction from large batches of documents in Arabic. The engine is sensitive to Islamic teaching and its goal is to allow intelligence agencies to interpret radical Islamic advocacy and terrorist related texts without having to rely on experts in Arabic literature, language, or religion.

Precision Sensors Instrumentation — The Armenian company developed a single-layer, flat-coil-oscillator absolute-position sensor that enables scientists more accurate predictions of earthquakes, and allows the military to detect armed activity even in zero visibility.

TRX Systems — This College Park, Maryland-based spinoff from the University of Maryland has developed a technology to track first responders both outdoors and within complex structures. The TRX system is self-contained, requires no pre-existing infrastructure, and can create virtual floor maps in real time.