UC Berkeley MICS Capstone Project

Safebaze

Your doctor recommends you to do a regular body check-up. Why not do the same for your Internet-Of-Things (IOT) home or office network?

 

Safebaze is an mobile app, developed by a group of Berkeley graduate students, that discovers IOT devices within your network, provides you with security labels (much like nutrient labels for your food) and help you make necessary changes to improve security wellness of your IOT lifestyle. 

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Problem with IOT Devices

Research from Cisco suggest there are about 27.1 billion networked devices in 2021. Among those, we do not know which ones of those are cyber safe. Many of us just plug it into our network and assumes the manufacturer will do a good job at ensuring your network or data secured.

Did you know...

Reports have shown that “15% of device owners don’t change the default passwords of the devices”. Places like schodan.io reveals large number of webcam that are still in default password and essentially broadcasting the image to the whole world. This issue is just the tip of the iceberg. There are large number of Internet of Things (IOT) devices in the market that have bad security design or configurations. Because there is no standard way of comparing the available security characteristics/features of these devices, consumers can only accept them as-is.

Features

Safebaze will automatically discover your network and present you with security labels

Much like the nutrient labels you see on a soda can, you can compare and make the right choice. We worked with security researcher and developed security and privacy labels that help you compare and benchmark the device you are using, so you can make the right healthy choice for your IOT portfolio.

 

We are currently beta testing our application, and more functionalities will be released over time.

Discovery

Automatically scan your network for connected device.

Security Labels

Presents security labels with devices that matches our repository.

Actions

Actionable recommendations that empower you to make better choices about your network and IOT portfolio.

Core Team

Meet our core team members.

Anson Fong

Experienced Cyber Security Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and government sectors. Skilled in, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, and Data Privacy.

Abhijeet Dinkar Patkar

Abhi has 25+ years of Information Industry experience with expertise in multiple disciplines. In the past 9 years, he worked in Cybersecurity with Fortune 500 and big enterprises on risk management, data integrity, and compliance, real-time security solutions.

Tanu Kaushik

Tanu Kaushik has over 12 years of expertise in Security, Cloud, IT Operations, and End User Services with specializations in Identity & access management and cloud security.

Ramana Kapavarapu

Ramana brings extensive experience managing Privacy & Information Security Programs for fortune 500 companies, focusing on providing thought leadership, strategy, defining, and developing architecture solutions in Data Privacy and Protection.

Dinesh Garg

Dinesh Garg has more than 20+ years of experience in software industry, almost 10 years of experience in OS security. He is currently working with Qualcomm as Android security lead. He has 14 approved patents in US and outside US.

Howard Li

Howard has over 12 years of experience working with and consulting utilities and large enterprise to modernize and secure their Information and Operation technologies.

Special thanks to our instructor and advisors who helped shape and develop this project along the way:

Frequently asked questions

We have some FAQ to
inform you more

What are IOT devices?

  • The “IOT” stands for Internet of things, these are physical objects or “things” that have the capability to connect to the internet. Examples includes smart TV, smart phones, and IP cameras.

Can I download the app?

  • Beta version has been developed for testing purposes. We will release the application to  selected beta testers. You can sign-up below. Application will be available to everyone once it is production-ready.

Which mobile phone platform do you support?

  • We are developing the application on both iOS and Android platform.

Will there be any new features?

  • Safebaze stem from a master capstone project at UC Berkeley. However, we are a team of enthusiastic security practitioners that are committed to improve Safebaze and bring it to the market.

I would like to speak to someone about this product, collaboration opportunities, or learn about the team.

  • Feel free to contact us here

Become a Safebaze Beta Tester