Cyber Security Month

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With technology growing at unimaginable rates, security to keep parts of our lives and businesses private must grow in step! In a world where anything can be created, anything can be hacked, as well. Staying a heartbeat ahead can save billions of dollars and grief! Technion Cyber Security news has been positive and encouraging; the institute is definitely pulling its weight in progress!

In June, Cortana caused a bit of a scare after Technion students discovered a hole in its security.Read all about these remarkable Technion Students.

Realizing the prevalence and necessity of Cybersecurity, supported by the Japanese entrepreneur Dr. Hiroshi Fujiwara and the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office, the Technion Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center was inaugurated in April 2016 and aims to become a top leading cyber security research facility that will contribute greatly to the field. Read about some of the research highlights.

Internet of Things security is a rising trend and Argus is working together with Continental to keep you safe while entrusting AI. Read about Argus Cyber Security, the global leader in automotive cyber security whose CTO and co-founder is Technion graduate, Yaron Galula.

Just like the universe’s expansion, technology shows no indication of slowing down, all we can do is adapt and keep up.

Privacy is more and more of a luxury with every passing day. Your cyber footprint’s security warrants a hefty price tag and Technion’s alumni and faculty are working to guarantee that safety!

Technion Researchers Break Through Intel’s Security Wall

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FORESHADOW: Technion, Intel & the Wall

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers and their colleagues abroad have broken through Intel’s innovative security wall, Intel Software Guard Extension (SGX).Read more:

Posted by ‎Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. הטכניון‎ on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HAIFA, ISRAEL (August 15, 2018) – Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers and their colleagues abroad have broken through Intel’s innovative security wall, Intel Software Guard Extension (SGX). SGX is a recently introduced security feature of Intel processors for protecting the privacy and integrity of information and applications on the computer. It is available in all recent Intel processors and is broadly deployed in both personal computers and cloud computing services.
The attack, dubbed Foreshadow, exploits certain weaknesses in the existing mechanisms of Intel CPUs, allowing an attacker to expose private application data and forge computations secured by SGX.

The researchers reported Foreshadow to Intel in January of 2018. Further analysis into the causes of Foreshadow performed by Intel revealed that the same hardware flaw enables a number of other devastating attacks. Called Foreshadow –NG, these attacks put in risk the privacy of users of cloud computing systems that use Intel CPUs. The patches that mitigate these attacks have already been released.

The researchers from the Technion are Assistant Prof. Mark Silberstein of the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering and his graduate student Marina Minkin from the Computer Science Department. They conducted the study together with their colleagues from The University of Adelaide (Australia), The University of Michigan (USA) and KU Leuven (Belgium). Former Technion graduates Ophir Weiss and Assistant Prof. Daniel Genkin were also involved in the research. The team’s work will be presented today (August 15, 2018) at the leading security conference, USENIX Security ’18, in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Technion in the Top 100 in Global Ranking

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The Technion continues to lead Israel’s academia

Technion climbs to 77th place in the list of the world’s best academic institutions

The Technion and Hebrew University (95th place) are Israel’s two representatives in the top 100 of the 2018 Shanghai Ranking

The Technion jumped to 77th place in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – the best ranking for an Israeli university this year. The Shanghai list is the world’s leading ranking of institutions of higher education. This year’s top 100 also included the Hebrew University, in 95th place.
Since 2012, the Technion has been consistently included in the ARWU’s top 100 and has now returned to the 77th place, where it was positioned in 2015.

Technion President Professor Peretz Lavie said that “the Technion’s presence in the top 100 leading universities worldwide over the past 7 consecutive years is the fruit of the hard and dedicated work of the Technion management, faculty members, and employees. We carefully select our faculty members with excellence being the single criterion. To tighten the Technion’s position as a world-leading science-technology research university, we also act on the global front – a strategy which has brought about the creation of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute (JCTI) in New York and the Guangdong – Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in China.

Irrespective of the international ranking, we continuously appraise and improve ourselves, but the high Shanghai ranking provides an exciting international stamp of recognition of the Technion’s excellence.”

This year, for the second time, the Shanghai ranking also included a disciplinary ranking – ranking by research subject. In this ranking as well, published on July 17, the Technion starred in several categories. The Technion ranked first place among Israeli universities in several fields: Space Engineering (22nd place in the world), Automation and Control (30) and Transportation Science and Engineering (group range 51-75).

The Shanghai ranking, which has been published since 2003, evaluates institutions around the world using objective criteria, including the number of Nobel Prize laureates and winners of other prestigious prizes, the number of scientific publications in the leading journals Nature and Science and other performance indicators relative to the size of the university. The comprehensive Chinese research covers 1200 universities, of which 500 are selected as leading universities.

Security Flaws Uncovered

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Researchers in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Computer Science Department and the Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center at the Technion have successfully deciphered Bluetooth communication, which was previously considered a safe communication channel against breaches.
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Technion Launches Unprecedented $1.8 Billion Global Campaign!

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Ambition breeds success. You cannot set the bar low when you thrive for greatness and The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology lives by these words.

The Technion kicked off a $1.8 Billion Global Campaign at the Board of Governors meeting held in Israel this June. The remarkable effort will conclude in 2024 – in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the first Technion class. 

Over the next 6 years, the goal is to grow support and fund research, scholarships, labs and facilities at the Haifa, Israel-based Technion. Israel’s first university will continue to focus on diversity, sustainability, engineering, medicine, artificial intelligence, communication, quantum science and more.

“This campaign is truly global in nature,” said Prof. Peretz Lavie, President of the Technion. “Not only does it involve our societies around the world—including the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, France, Israel, and the U.S.—but it will result in global benefits, such as better quality in soil, water, and air, easy-to-use sources for clean and renewable energy, engineering aid to developing countries, advancing breakthroughs in fighting cancer, and much, much more.”

Technion Canada proudly takes on the goal to raise $100 million of this Global Campaign.

Since the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s founding in 1912, students and faculty have been opening doors to better the world and help solve humankind’s most pressing problems. Technion is seeking vital support to keep ahead of the game and ensure their promising team has all the tools necessary to bring the world a better tomorrow.

This campaign will secure The Technion’s position and keep this leading institute at the forefront of world-changing and life-saving innovation for the next half of the 21st Century.

For more information on this campaign and how the last $2.5 billion raised have impacted the world, click here: Unprecedented $1.8 Billion Campaign for World-Changing Innovation

Technion Canada’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Come and celebrate Technion Canada’s 75th Anniversary as we journey through Technion’s amazing technological advancements.

We invite you to experience an evening of digital performances and interactive technologies while we eat, drink and party the night away to the most iconic music from the last 75 years.

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has helped shape our lives, improve the well-being of Israel and all humanity through leadership in science and technology.

We look forward to celebrating this special event with you!

To join us a sponsor, to buy tickets or to advertise in our digital program book, click here.

Highlighting Technion Alumni in Montreal

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On Thursday March 8, 2018 Technion Alumni, supporters and guests had a wonderful opportunity to hear presentations from two Technion Alumni. Prof. Boaz Golany, Technion VP External Affairs and Resource Development and Dr. Andrew Goldenberg, Founder and CTO of Engineering Services Inc. (ESI) and currently also the CTO of the of the publicly listed Super Robotics Ltd. of Hong Kong and of Anzer Intelligent Engineering of Shenzhen, China.

Prof. Golany highlighted Technion’s successes and current focuses. He briefly described two areas of Technion’s research focus – The Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC) and The Center for Quantum Science Matter and Engineering. He added that entrepreneurship and commercialization are at the core of Technion innovation and that Technion is involved in many areas of collaboration, most recently and the most significant – the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute and the Guangdong-Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Goldenberg began by stating how important it is that he and his wife Aviva, also a Technion graduate, give back to Technion as it was at the Technion that they received tools for a career. A successful career that now allows them to have made a very substantial contribution to Technion. He then shared his career path that went from working for SPAR Aerospace Ltd., to becoming a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, to the founding his own company Engineering Services Inc. to now being the CTO of Super Robotics Ltd. of Hong Kong as a result of the sale of his company to a Chinese consortium in Shenzhen China. He showed a digital presentation that highlighted the development of new robotics technology for a range of industrial sectors that have the potential to change our world.

Stay Connected – Technion Alumni in Toronto

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Dr. Boaz Golany, Technion VP External Affairs and Resource Development and Dr. Andrew and Aviva Goldenberg were the keynote speakers at the Toronto Alumni dinner held on March 5,, 2018 at the Aviv Restaurant in Toronto.

Dr. Andrew and Aviva Goldenberg are both Technion Alumni and they have a strong belief that what they have in life is good fortune. In that same vein, they credit the Technion for providing them both with an exemplary education.

Dr. Golany could not even get through one-one hundredth of the far reaching achievements of the Technion Alumnus worldwide. The Goldenberg’s reinforced the feeling of going back to their roots and giving back. The evening inspired the Alumnus in attendance and the other donors and guests. Benny Kritzer, Alumni Chair, met with many Alumnus and hopes to move forward to many more interesting events.

Technion Graduate named new CEO of Microsoft Israel’s R&D Center.

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In Surprise Move, Microsoft Israel’s R&D Center Names New 34-year-old CEO

Assaf Rappaport, who joined Microsoft after it purchased his cloud security startup, will manage 1,000 employees at one of the leading R&D centers in the world.

The 34-year-old Rappaport, who began his new position on Thursday, replaces Yoram Yaacovi, who stepped down a few months ago. Microsoft’s research and development facility in Israel, with its approximately 1,000 employees, is considered one of the corporation’s leading R&D centers in the world.

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SciTech Summer Program 2018

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SciTech – the Summer Camp for Talented Students.

Come work with real scientists in state of the art labs at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. If you are a science-oriented high school student in grade 11 or 12, with a proven record of academic excellence, then the SciTech International Summer Program may be for you.

The tuition fee of US$5,900 includes the registration fee, program tuition, dormitory and cafeteria expenses, a copy of the ScuiTech 2018 proceedings, a complete health insurance plan and all excursions during the program. Airfare is not included.

We are grateful that, through the generosity of the Bernard and Norton Wolf Family Foundation, Technion is able to offer a limited number of tuition scholarships. For more information contact Hershel Recht at 416-789-4545 or Anne Kalles at 514-735-5541.

Registration for SciTech 2018 is now open! To learn more about the SciTech program click here. Click here for the application package.