Thursday, January 12, 2017

$25,000 Prize. FTC IoT Home Inspector Challenge

FTC launches IoT Challenge
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a prize competition that challenges the public to create a technical solution ("tool") that consumers can use to guard against security vulnerabilities in software found on the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in their homes.
The tool would, at a minimum, help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software. Contestants have the option of adding features, such as those that would address hard-coded, factory default or easy-to-guess passwords.  The prize for the competition is up to $25,000, with $3,000 available for each honorable mention winner(s). Winners will be announced on or about July 27, 2017.  The deadline for registering and submitting entries is May 22, 2017 at 12:00pm EDT. For full details, click here

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