CORAcsi is a business developed by Joe Latouf and, through contacts initiated by EPICentre’s Executive Director Dr. Francine Schlosser, Joe was introduced to Gerry Simpson, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the EPICentre. Joe had initiated contact with the EPICentre to seek assistance with some areas of technical development. The initial meeting led to further contact with Gerry and a very productive joint effort to launch the business.
CORA provides a new level of data and communication security; CORA is a step beyond encryption and delivers ‘Unbreakable Data Security’.
The business has made several great strides since the initial meeting including successfully competing in the SAE sponsored GAMIC competition. Through this success, and building on networks, CORAcsi was invited to participate in the Canada-Ontario pavilion at the autoMobili-D show. January 8 – 12, 2017 was the inaugural launch of autoMOBILI-D at the Detroit International Auto Show. With a focus on autonomous driving, connected vehicles and mobility, autoMOBILI-D will likely grow in its position within this industry and culture.
CORA Cyber Security (CORAcsi) was one of 5 Canadian companies to participate within the Ontario-Canada pavilion at this inaugural event. We were proud to accept this invitation as a Windsor-based startup; our two border cities have been intimately involved in the auto show for decades.
CORAcsi is committed to ‘unbreakable security’ for all things global, including autonomous, connected vehicles. Our mandate is to secure the Global Community. How interesting that CORA, a step beyond encryption that is unbreakable, was brought to this ‘international auto show” by means of a joint endeavor with the Ontario and Federal government. Our borders continue to shrink as a global community emerges, one that needs to be “unbreakable” amidst such a flurry of hacks, breaches and cybercrime.
CORAcsi had the honour to meet and speak with the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; and the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Growth and Development. The story of “unbreakable data security” strikes most people with a sense of curiosity about such a bold claim, and yet, it doesn’t take long for ‘the math’ to lend its support.
Joe has always had a love of learning and creating – which is the driving force behind CORA.
We forged many connections and Gerry is following up with numerous leads, including three contacts with the US army, Tesla Motors, hackers of the Jeep, and numerous tier one suppliers and consultants. Bottom line – in a connect world, with connected vehicles, who doesn’t need “unbreakable”?
Connections developed include UWindsor EPICentre, SAE, the Consul General’s office in Detroit, Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation, and both the Federal and Provincial governments. Networking through these organizations has led to the exploring of many potential opportunities including the introduction to IBM by Dr. Schlosser, Google, Blackberry, TrustPoint, Toma Controls and others. Certainly CORAcsi has benefitted from the resources available in the EPICentre and the role the Center played in uniting our team.
Happily, each new page in CORA’s book of cyber security is more exciting than the previous.
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