TECHNOLOGY:  

Privoro Privacy gaurd

AFFILIATION:   Privoro, Fairfax, Virginia, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Cyber & Software
Area: Data Protection
Tech Readiness: TRL 9

Tech Brief: This lightweight guard blocks radio transmissions used to track your whereabouts and helps keep intruders from using your phone's cameras and microphones. Our proprietary audio jamming technology makes eavesdropping nearly impossible.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Paul Szoldra/Business Insider The extreme case that stops your phone from spying on you. If you are fearful of nation-states tracking your every move or corporate spies activating your phone's microphone in a meeting, there's a phone case built just for you. Amid a huge number of cybersecurity companies pitching their wares at the Black Hat security conference last week in Las Vegas, one was offering a product geared toward CEOs and government officials — or facilities like the Pentagon. We dodged the huge crowds at Black Hat to check out Privoro's Privacy Guard, which claims to make eavesdropping on your smartphone impossible. The Privacy Guard can be configured to be ultra-private, with a Faraday cage shell that blocks all signals from going in or out, with covers that slide over the top and bottom of your phone. These covers block the cameras and segregate the iPhone charging slot, keeping a user from getting hacked. If anybody's trying to eavesdrop through the microphone when the phone is idle, they would hear only static. The included app shows what the microphone hears.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)
Website: https://www.privoro.com/