InfiniDome Secures $ 1.6M Investment to Protect Your GPS Against Hacking
With vehicles becoming more reliant on systems connected to GPS, it seems pretty scary that a simple store-bought GPS jammer could disrupt your next highway cruise. Fear not, InfiniDome has developed a simple and effective solution to keep your GPS on track .
Israeli startup InfiniDome aims to protect GPS-connected vehicles from basic jamming and impersonation attacks. Cybersecurity firm must feel the financial potential as it just announced the opening of its pre-Series A, even though it just came out of a $ 1.6 million seed funding round recently completed, led by Next Gear Ventures of Israel, Boundary Holding and Aston Partners of New York.
Redefining GPS protection
Did you know that for a little over $ 30, you could jam the GPS transmission of a vehicle 9 meters away? It's not just your car, this security system is essential for the proper functioning of drones, self-driving cars, connected fleets and critical infrastructure. In order to alleviate this fear, InfiniDome has developed a compact, efficient and inexpensive device to protect the systems connected to GPS against various jammers and spoofers. Based on Null-Steering, a spatial signal processing technique that cleans up all disturbances from wireless communication, the cyber-device allows complete protection of any system connected to GPS, while weakening the hacker's ability to block or jam. the signal.
In a conversation with Geektime, co-founder and CEO, Omer Sharar explained that they implemented the same principles of electronic warfare in the company, which previously were strictly reserved for military companies. “Instead of using a single antenna, we use a few. This, combined with proprietary electronics and an algorithm, allows the system to identify from which vector the vehicle is being attacked, and by combining it with a received pattern, we can weaken the jammer signal. Sharar compares the InfiniDome technique to noise canceling headphones, saying, “When you listen to regular headphones, loud noise can easily drown out the music.” Although headphones with active noise cancellation capabilities can reduce interference from outside noise, allowing you to enjoy your music. This is very similar to what our product offers - weakening the hacker's interfering signal in order to allow the GPS system a continuous connection to the satellite. "
Recently, the cybersecurity start-up launched OtoSphere, which connects easily to commercial and private vehicles. This innovative product is a perfect match for Brink semi-trailers and straight trucks, both of which are highly targeted against theft and depend on GPS transmitter monitoring at all times.
The recent funding round will allow the company to further expand its sales and marketing activities globally. The company has 11 employees across the New York and Caesarea offices. InfiniDome was founded in 2015 by Omer Sharar, Ehud Sharar and Moshe Kaplan.
Not the only "Infinite" closing agreements
Investments were flying everywhere, the name of the company begins with "Infinite". As an Israeli-American data storage company, Infinidat, got another round of investment led by pre-existing investors Goldman Sachs, ION Crossover Partners, TPG Growth, Claridge Israel and company founder Moshe Yanai. Infinidat has developed data storage software that is easy to adapt for any purpose, to optimize performance for all types of media - present and future. The company's enterprise data storage solution supports workloads while saving electricity, cooling and floor space costs. The last funding round for the Unicorn Company dates back to 2017, when the company secured a $ 95 million investment based on an estimated value of $ 1.7 billion.