Privoro’s SafeCase™ Recognized as Competition’s Top Emerging Technology
Chandler, AZ Apr 24, 2019 | PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - Privoro, a leading provider of mobile hardware security solutions, is pleased to announce that its SafeCase™ has won the second season of AFCEA’s Innovation Shark Tank. The competition, designed to identify leading and innovative emerging technologies, is hosted by AFCEA International, a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence and security. The award finale was held at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, DC on April 23, 2019.
The six-month-long Shark Tank Season 2 competition included 22 small businesses that pitched various technologies to a panel of judges, including investors, government officials and technology experts on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to digital transformation to cybersecurity and other emerging topics.
At the AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank finale, Privoro competed against five other shortlisted companies, with each company pitching to a panel of judges. Privoro founder and CEO Mike Fong presented the winning pitch for the Privoro SafeCase, a first-of-its-kind security companion for mobile devices that protects against the capture of data by compromised smartphone cameras and microphones. The device uses hardware-based anti-surveillance protections – including proprietary audio masking technology – to ensure that even if the user’s smartphone is compromised and the cameras or microphones are remotely activated, a threat actor will be unable to capture any meaningful audio or visual data.
Commenting on this recognition, Mike Fong, founder and CEO of Privoro said, "I'm humbled that the Shark Tank panel selected Privoro out of such an impressive group of companies." He continued, "The judges have special insight into the wants and needs of government decision makers and this win is validation that the SafeCase is uniquely suited to solve entrenched problems facing these stakeholders."
About AFCEA International:
AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence and security. For more information, visit www.afcea.org.
Founded on the belief that people deserve a way of opting out of the mobile revolution’s unwarranted collection of data and surveillance, Privoro looked beyond the vulnerable smartphone ecosystem and software-only solutions to pioneer first-of-its-kind mobile security hardware protections. Protections that allow individuals, enterprises and governments to take back control over their most important information. Today, a number of high-profile, security-conscious organizations are employing Privoro’s SafeCase – a unique mobile hardware accessory with an independent Hardware Root of Trust (HRoT) – to protect against mobile espionage. The core components of the SafeCase platform hold the keys to an exciting roadmap of high-security, hardware-based alternatives for a number of critical use cases. For more details on Privoro and the SafeCase, visit: Privoro.com.
Julie Dexter Berg