FTC’s IoT Home Inspector Challenge

[Note: This item comes from friend Jen Snow. DLH]

From: “J.J. Snow” <jensnow47@gmail.com>
Subject: Please share!
Date: January 20, 2017 at 9:47:14 PM EST
To: Dewayne Hendricks <Dewayne@warpspeed.com>


I received this today from a friend at State Department! Please share to any/all interested!


FTC’s IoT Home Inspector Challenge – The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announces a prize competition that challenges the public to create a technical solution (“tool”) that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices in their homes. The tool would, at a minimum, help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software. Contestants have the option of adding features, such as those that would address hard-coded, factory default or easy-to-guess passwords. The prize for the competition is up to $25,000, with $3,000 available for each honorable mention winner(s). Winners will be announced on or about July 27, 2017: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/04/2016-31731/iot-home-inspector-challenge


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