Foundation gives UCI institute $1.4 million gift to study the security of the ‘internet of things’

UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute has received $1.4 million from the Herman P. & Sophia Taubman Foundation to explore emerging threats to the “internet of things,” the vast global network connecting billions of computers, devices, machines and sensors. With everything from voice-prompted apps controlling lighting, heat and appliances in homes to sophisticated factory automation and monitoring, the playing field for hackers and cybercriminals has grown exponentially in recent years.

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