May 17, 2020

Technology-specific courses trending as UC Berkley offers new cybersecurity degree

UC Berkeley
School of Information
Jonathan Dyble
2 min
The School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has announced that it will be running a new online master’s of infor...

The School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has announced that it will be running a new online master’s of information and cybersecurity course.

The course will be run in partnership with the College of Engineering and the Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity, based at the School of Information.

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“Data breaches are an ever-increasing threat to today’s public and private entities,” said AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean and Professor at the School of Information. “This program will not only equip students with core technical abilities, but they will also develop fluency in the business, political and legal contexts for cybersecurity that will ultimately address national security considerations, ethical issues and policy frameworks.”

The news is the latest in a line of similar announcements that suggest universities are increasingly recognising the importance of offering high-skilled technology-specific degrees, with a number of top firms looking to recruit candidates within a specific niche.

In line with this, Bitcoin recently revealed that a number of Ivy League universities including Yale, Haas and Wharton have all begun to offer courses in blockchain.

The first applications deadline UC Berkeley’s cybersecurity course is 30 January of next year, with the program set to commence in May 2018.

For more information, see the full University of California, Berkeley Masters of Information and Cybersecurity degree program here.

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Jul 27, 2021

Wiliot secure $200m investment to create a new era of IoT

Internet of Things
Catherine Gray
3 min
Credit: Wiliot
Internet of Things (IoT) pioneers, Wiliot, has secured a $200 million investment round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to accelerate the company’s mission

Wiliot is a Sensing as a Service company and Internet of Things (IoT) technology leader. Its self-powered, stamp-sized computer is changing the relationship between manufacturers and their products.

With SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 backing, Wiliot will accelerate its mission to create a new era of IoT. 

This new era will see intelligence and connectivity brought to trillions of products that move through global supply chains, from crates and packaging to clothes, medicine and perishable goods.

“Wiliot has created a vision of the future of AI-enabled IoT, and we are delighted that SoftBank is supporting us in making this future a reality,” said Tal Tamir, Wiliot’s CEO. 

“IoT is a vision created around Things and our mission at Wiliot is to use cutting edge hardware, AI-based sensing and an innovative business model to implement a safer and more transparent world, a world in which all the things around us help consumers use them better and suppliers avoid waste,” he continued.

IoT tags to support supply chains

Wiliot has created a platform built on Wiliot IoT Pixels and the Wiliot Cloud. Wiliot IoT Pixels are tiny low-cost, self-powered tags.

These tags can be attached to any product or packaging to sense a range of physical and environment data. This data is then fed into the Wiliot Cloud where machine learning algorithms translate data into actionable insights for businesses across a range of industries.

Not only does the Wiliot Cloud translate data into actionable insights, but it also ensures data remains secure, private and authentic.

There has been a huge gap as trillions of products travel miles around the world without any date being available as to their status, whereabouts or situation. This leads global supply chains in a vulnerable position.

Recognising this massive gap hindering many supply chains, Wiliot’s platform is designed to combat this issue.

Now, many leaders in consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, furniture and apparel have been working with Wiliot to add to their sensing capabilities, intelligence and connectivity. 

Powering towards a new era of IoT

With its technology, Wiliot-enabled products and packaging can sense temperature, fill level, motion, location changes, humidity and proximity. Wiliot IoT Pixels can be integrated into a whole host of different products, it can be integrated into both vaccine vials and food packaging, amongst other things.

This IoT technology brings real-time transparency to the supply chain. It allows brands, for the first time, to understand inventory levels throughout their retail channels.

Keen to accelerate its mission to create a new era of IoT, Wiliot will use the latest round of capital to grow its team and scale its channels for the launch of its V2 product. This new product will offer next-generation performance that will push forward Wiliot’s vision for a new IoT

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