On World IoT Day, we’re pleased to announce reaching a significant milestone in the development of ELIoT Pro, bringing next-level protection to your voice-assisted devices, such as Amazon’s Alexa.
Katowice, April 9th, 2019
We’re big believers here in Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the unlimited opportunities it can bring to improve everything from manufacturing to changing how we interact with our cars, homes and even entire cities.
It’s already an industry worth $100s billion and it’s predicted to become a trillion-dollar sector within the next five years. But, with the exciting opportunities that the world of IoT offers, it also presents new and challenging cybercrime risks.
That’s why at Cyberus Labs, with co-financing support from the European Union, we’re developing ELIoT Pro (Easy & Lightweight IoT Protector) – a game-changing end-to-end cybersecurity solution dedicated to all Internet of Things (IoT) networks and devices.
ELIoT Pro eliminates one of the major threats to cybersecurity – the need for passwords between people, machines and devices – to provide complete protection to IoT users, devices and data. By expanding security of Human to Machine (H2M) and Machine to Machine (M2M) authentication and communication with Lightweight Encryption, our end-to-end cybersecurity solution makes IoT networks safer than ever.
On World IoT Day, we’re pleased to announce reaching a significant milestone in the development of ELIoT Pro. Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme we have integrated ELIoT Pro with Amazon’s Alexa, bringing next level protection for the voice-assisted IoT hub.
More than one billion devices across the world provide voice assisted access, but current authentication solutions for such devices lack sufficient security.
Cybercriminals can hack and take control of voice-recognition devices by replicating the users voice through voice-box modelling technology. In addition, voice recognition technology often fails to work correctly when there are noise interferences, creating a false negative result and locking the user out.
ELIoT Pro solves these issues by using noise resilient One Time Password (OTP) audio (but not voice recognition) signalling. This identifies users via their ELIoT Pro cell phone app, eliminating the risks associated with authenticating via voice recognition.
It also allows users to proxy authorization to other users who may want to lawfully access a user’s system, such as in a smart home, for example. Alternatives to OTP audio signaling, such as biometrics, are unable to authorization proxying in a shared economy environment, so the ELIoT Pro technology will become increasingly valuable as the world becomes more connected through IoT advancements.
Today is about celebrating all things IoT – it’s such an exciting time to be part of this buoyant community. Our aim is to protect your IoT users, devices and data, so you and your organisation can focus on developing IoT technologies to change the world, without being affected by cybercrime.
We’re delighted to announce this key project development of the ELIoT Pro today and we’ll be revealing more exciting developments over the coming months!
About Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation developed by SMEs through the SME instrument. The SME instrument offers Europe’s brightest and boldest entrepreneurs the chance to step forward and request funding for breakthrough ideas with the potential to create entirely new markets or revolutionise existing ones.
With SME Instrument and Horizon 2020 program European Commission acts as a courageous, bold and smart “angel investor”. Because SME Instrument provides not only financing for the most outstanding European SMEs to develop their innovative solutions but also coaching and business development support. This is equally important to young and developing companies in their journey to success.
Cyberus Labs is the first Polish company selected for the SME Instrument grant in 2018, since the new evaluation process with pitching in Brussels was been introduced. To date, only 12 Polish SMEs have been selected as beneficiaries of the SME Instrument since its start in 2014.
ELIoT Pro joined the prestigious group of the most innovative European projects selected for funding from the SME Instrument (Horizon 2020) to complete development and bring the product to market as quickly as possible.