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Winners of the HLS and Cyber-Tech Innovation Competition Announced

Winners of the HLS and Cyber-Tech Innovation Competition Announced
 

Video synopsis solutions developer BriefCam Ltd. and cyber-security technology developer Biocatch won top honors in the HLS and Cyber-Tech Innovation Competition at the 2nd International Conference for Homeland Security in Tel Aviv on November 13, 2012. The competition was sponsored by the Israel Export Institute, The Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, and MATIMOP – the Israeli Industry Center for R&D.
 

First prize winner in the HLS category, Briefcam, has developed technology that enables hours of surveillance video to be viewed in minutes. The technology, which is already used by law enforcement, police and other security authorities worldwide, saves on both time and manpower, and provides a solution to the challenge posed by the ever-growing amount of video generated each day.
 
BriefCam will receive complementary tickets, including flight and accommodations, to the Milipol exhibition – the Worldwide Exhibition of Internal State Security – renowned as one of the leading exhibitions worldwide in the fields of protection, HLS and the war on terrorism.
 
 
 
First prize winner in the cyber-security track, Biocatch, will receive complementary tickets, including flight and accommodations, to the RSA Conference, considered the most prestigious international conference in the field of Data Protection. Biocatch’s technology protects organizations from online and mobile threats, using a unique behavioral profiling approach in which individual “cognitive signatures” is built for the users.
 
Second place in the HLS category went to Yokneam-based company Knock N’Lock, which develops innovative robust locking units with an advanced management system that can be used to protect a wide range of locations. Knock N’Lock will receive a one-year, free membership to the Export Institute and the title of “Innovative Company” in the field, along with the other second place winner in the cyber category, Lightcyber.
 
 
Lightcyber gathers and provides intelligence about the network and thwarts advanced targeted attacks by focusing the SOC on the behavioral changes in the network and delivery of timely, actionable insight from massive volumes of data.
 
The competition’s panel of judges was comprised of 6 experts in the field, headed by its chairman, Dr. Shuki Glitman. Presiding with him were Prof Avi Marmur of the Technion; Lior Konitzki, Department Director of the Export Institute; Avi Shavit, HLS Head in the Office of the Chief Scientist; Ehud Ganani, Chairman of the Public Board at the Export Institute; and Hezi Lapid, Director General and Chairman of Alvarion.
 
Out of more than 35 applicants, the 15 finalists in the competition included:
  • HTS - Developer of VIR (Vehicle Identity Recognition), providing a comprehensive profile of each car, including: vehicle logos, car model, body and plate colors, country or state name and special plate icons (such as handicap symbols).
  • Magna - stereoscopic detection, which provides an almost 100% detection reliability.
  • Knock’n’Lock - locking units based on patented Knock Code technology, and a sophisticated Access Control and Key Management system.
  • Mer - Mer Awareness System is a platform allowing decision-makers and experts to gather around an intuitive and interactive large-scale display in order to get a clear understanding about events and operations
  • BriefCam- A proprietary image processing technology that “synopsizes” original videos.
  • Bluebird - The MicroB, provides tactical teams with the ability to generate geo-referenced orthophoto maps, real-time stabilized digital video and precision targeting.
  • TraceSense - a new ultra-sensitive trace detection platform.
  • TraceTech - Collection and extraction of air samples from baggage without manual intervention and transferring them to certify off the shelf explosives.
  • Intuview - IntuScan provides automated language/register identification, analysis, information extraction, entity extraction and resolution, name matching, topic identification, interpretation and summarization of texts with high levels of accuracy.
  • BioCatch - a cyber-security technology that protects organizations from online and mobile threats. Using a unique behavioral profiling approach in which individual “cognitive signatures” is built for the users.
  • WatchDox - A smart file system with data-centric protection
  • Forsight - A Web Site hologram. The hologram is distributed on the cloud, so it ensures web site availability and effectively handles heavy loads.
  • Trustware - BufferZone Automatically and transparently virtualizes Windows Internet applications and isolates them from the underlying system.
  • Light Cyber - Gathers and provides intelligence about the network and thwarts advanced targeted attacks by focusing the SOC on the behavioral changes in the network and delivery of timely, actionable insight from massive volumes of data.
  • Arilou - CAN Bus Firewall (CBF), which is connected between the (non-critical) computers which have external interfaces and the critical computers (which usually don’t have external interfaces). This firewall blocks any attempt of the non-critical computers to send illegal commands to the critical computer.

View the full photo album from the event on MATIMOP's facebook page.