Next year it’s estimated that there will be 15 billion connected devices all around the world. By 2020 that number will reach 50 billion. These devices will include more than just smartphones and tablets. Cars, sensors, and even appliances — nearly anything will be connected in the emerging IoT era.
The potential for hackers to gain to a connected health and change settings, or gain access to acceleration or barking systems in cars, homes, public places. This opens great opportunities for start-ups.
Are you a budding entrepreneur? Want to travel across Europe? Interested in cyber and information security? Then apply for business summer school Startify7 – Security by design! It’s a 2-weeks team-building interactive summer academies for future information and communication technology entrepreneurs.
What security by design means?
To architect, design, and implement a product or service to protect itself and the information it processes, and to resist attacks. Here is example, comparing 2 actual on the market products WhatsApp vs. Telegram. Telegram is more secure than mass market messengers like WhatsApp and Line, because it’s based on the MTProto protocol and built upon time-tested algorithms to make security compatible with high speed delivery and reliability on weak connections.
Or other case – Gmial vs. ProtonMail. Protonmail is designed as a zero knowledge system, using client-side encryption to protect emails and user data before they are sent to ProtonMail servers, in contrast to other common webmail services such as Gmail and Hotmail.
What to expect from school?
In Trento Academy you will be focused on identifying innovative solutions that will enhance security and privacy features of ordinary products. With international experts and professionals we will you through the whole process of validation, development and presentation of your own idea.
School will be held in Trento (Italy) and selected participants-graduates will go to a three-day accelerator boot-camp in Belgium. All expenses are covered (accommodation and food).
Deadline for application is July 6.
Apply here – http://www.startify7.eu/trento/about_the_topic
Dates: 27 July – 7 August 2015