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NeuroMesh selected for finals of MIT 100K Launch

Critical infrastructure has been shown to be vulnerable to cyberattacks as seen in high profile attacks such as that on the Ukrainian electric grid in both 2015 and 2016. Many of the systems that control the electric grid are directly connected to the internet. Our modern society could be brought to a standstill with keystrokes.

Gregory Falco (DUSP PhD Candidate) and Caleb Li (Sloan ’17) have been working to prevent this national security disaster through their startup, NeuroMesh, which provides endpoint protection to smart meters and other internet of things (IoT) devices.

The NeuroMesh team is a finalist in MIT’s 100K Launch startup competition – one of the most prestigious startup competitions in the US, aimed at evaluating comprehensive business plans with an eye for providing $100,000 in funding to get promising ventures into the marketplace.

NeuroMesh was selected from over a hundred companies to pitch on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. There are eight finalist in the 100k Launch, each of which will pitch their companies to a live audience of over 1,200.

Falco’s doctoral studies focuses on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, where he is researching both technical and policy risk management strategies to manage cyber threats with his advisor, Professor Lawrence Susskind.

Image: Blackouts in Ukraine Image Credit: Olesya Tkachik