Broadcom Foundation Establishes Cyber Research Fund at Tel Aviv University

The Broadcom Foundation and TAU have joined in a collaborative agreement, the first of its kind outside the USA, to find breakthrough solutions for cyber threats
25 November 2013
Broadcom Establishes Cyber Research Fund at TAU
Broadcom Israel CEO Dr. Shlomo Merkel, Broadcom Corporation Board Chairman Dr. Henry Samueli, and TAU President Prof. Joseph Klafter Photo: Israel Hadari

The Broadcom Foundation has established a two-year program at TAU aimed at promoting multidisciplinary research in cyber security solutions. The program was launched in the presence of Dr. Henry Samueli, Chairman of the Board of the Broadcom Corporation, and Prof. Joseph Klafter, President of Tel Aviv University.  


The cornerstone of the new research fund is developing a new generation of authentication methods, which will enable secure interaction between users and their digital environment: smartphones, e-banking, e-health devices, and future technologies such as smart watches, connected cars and wearable devices.


"The new program will combine researchers from the Broadcom Foundation and students and senior researchers from Tel Aviv University to develop a single authentication system that can identify intrusions into all types of systems, from bank accounts and medical files, to sensitive security facilities," said Prof. Klafter. "The new authentication system will be secure against break-ins. The entire project presents a challenge for both the hardware and software aspects of the research," he said.


"This new, unique program will enable us to forge a deeper alliance with academia and with the proven creativity, innovation and quality of Israeli science and technology," said Dr. Henry Samueli, Broadcom Co-Founder, Chairman and CTO.


The Broadcom Foundation was founded to advance science education by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity.



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