Fame and Fortune Awaits: The Cisco IoT Security Grand Challenge

March 12, 2014 - 2 Comments

Despite its overwhelming business benefits, the Internet of Things (IoT) also significantly increases security risks, via a dramatic increase in attack surface and diversity of potential threats.  And since IoT is a significant component of the larger Internet of Everything (IoE) market transition that combines connected devices with people, process, and data, it’s even more imperative that we ensure that the things we connect are secure. To achieve this goal, the security community needs to work together to develop innovative security measures.

That’s why Cisco is pleased to announce the IoT Security Grand Challenge, an industry-wide initiative to bring the global security community together to secure the IoT, and deliver intelligent cybersecurity for the real world – before, during, and after an attack. Companies and individuals are invited to develop solutions for one of three focus areas – Malware Defense, Security Credential Management, and Privacy Protection. Cisco will select up to six winners, each of whom will be awarded $50,000 USD. The winners will be announced at the IoT World Forum this Fall.

Interested in participating? Visit www.CiscoSecurityGrandChallenge.com for full details about the challenge and begin preparing a response. Submissions are due June 17th, so get started right away. Good luck!

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  1. BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Cisco for creating this challenge and award. Security is one of the most important aspects of IoE. I hope you and your guest bloggers (hint) will give readers interim updates and context and education on the critical aspects of cyber security.

    • Thank you Maria. I’m obviously fairly biased, but I completely agree! Security is the number one inhibitor to IoT adoption, so by working together to solve the security challenges, we all win. I hope you’ll consider making a submission!