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August 12, 2019

Orange County Register

Record-breaking year: UC Irvine nets $441 million in research funding

The earliest development of computers, servers and the internet didn’t factor in security from outside attacks, and “we’ve made the exact same mistake again with internet-connected devices that are not information-handling computers,” said Bryan Cunningham, executive director of UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute.

He’s overseeing a $1.4 million grant from the Herman P. & Sophia Taubman Foundation that’s taking a three-pronged approach to vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things, which includes all kinds of gadgets that can connect to the internet – from pacemakers and exercise trackers to smart speakers and apps that let you adjust the thermostat when you’re not home.

Read the full story at The Orange County Register.
Record-breaking year: UC Irvine nets $441 million in research funding


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