Who’s devices are vulnerable to being hijacked by hackers on WiFi and cellular networks?
Yours. Mine. Basically everyone’s.
If you’ve ever used WiFi from a coffee shop, an airport or a hotel, then you should be concerned about wireless security. CoroNet wants to be the first technology company you think of when it comes to network security. Their software detects and evades eavesdropping, interception and manipulation on WiFi and cellular networks. We sat down to have a chat with Dror Liwer, co-founder of CoroNet, to get to know the people working hard to make our devices safe and secure.
Congratulations on being selected for the Cisco EIR Vienna program! What are your goals in joining and what do you hope to accomplish?
We have two main goals: First, since Cisco is a leader in wireless technologies, we are looking for technical and market validation. Second, because Cisco sells into our key target audience—the large enterprise—we would love to get customer feedback, and potentially, deals.
When was the company founded? Why and by whom?
The company was founded in September 2014 by four veteran entrepreneurs and long-time friends: Guy Moskowitz, Doron Milchtaich, Carmel Domshlak and myself. We founded the company because we believed that the commjacking technology had leaked into the wrong hands after being used only by the government for many years. We also knew that there were no defenses—which meant there is a potential for massive growth in this attack vector. We saw the urgent need to address this threat as a massive market opportunity.
There is a lot of security software out there. What makes your technology unique?
We are the only software-based solution to the commjacking threat. While there are a few hardware-based solutions out there, our solution runs on any operating system and any device without jailbreaking or rooting it.
How did you get started as an entrepreneur?
I honestly think I was born this way—I don’t think it was by choice but a mutation in my DNA. I opened my first recording studio when I was 16 years old (I was a musician before I decided I also wanted to make money). Since then, I have been from one venture to the next. Some people are addicted to drugs or alcohol; I am addicted to the startup adrenaline.
It is common to hear entrepreneurs talk about trading sleep time for more work time. How many hours of sleep do you get?
What is this word “sleep” you are speaking of?
Any advice for young entrepreneurs?
Hire people that are smarter and better than you, give them room to grow and have impact, and put your ego aside.
Interested in finding out more?
Interview done by Julia Eschelbeck, Program Manager for Cisco EIR Vienna.Tags: IoT, networks, security, software