Co-founded by DUSP PhD student Gregory Falco, the IoT cybersecurity startup, NeuroMesh placed second in MIT's 100K Accelerate competition.
As the omnipresence of and resultant increased dependency on smart devices accelerates, so does the security risks associated with the internet of things (IoT). NeuroMesh, a managed security solution providing cybersecurity for internet-connected devices, works to provide cybersecurity for IoT products, which are often produced with minimal consideration for the vulnerabilities they create in a network. DUSP PhD Candidate, Gregory Falco who co-founded NeuroMesh with Caleb Li (Sloan MBA ’17) presented their prototype at the MIT 100K Accelerate Competition finals, the second of three annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition events. NeuroMesh acts as a vaccine for IoT devices and functions similarly to malware, but instead of producing ill effects, NeuroMesh strengthens and supports the device by destroying harmful programs and blacklisting access to potential hacks. Of the 127 applications to MIT 100K Accelerate, NeuroMesh earned the runner-up, garnering a $3,000.00 prize for the team.