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Internet of Things Security Foundation reveals speaker line-up for inaugural conference in London

Posted by Zenobia HegdeOctober 13, 2015

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) has announced the line-up of speakers for its inaugural conference on December 1, 2015 in London. Speakers from IBM, KPMG, RHUL and Secure Thingz will take delegates beyond the constant and popular scare stories in the media, to focus on providing answers to the complexity of IoT security.

The conference is organised into three sections: starting with a big picture view, the focus then moves into market sector examples before perspectives on what it will take to make it safe to connect for adopters and users of IoT.

Announced speakers include:

  • •Tim Hahn, Chief Architect for IoT Security and Distinguished Engineer at IBM

    Tim Hahn, chief architect for IoT security IBM

    Tim Hahn, chief architect for IoT security and distinguished engineer at IBM: “It’s not just the devices”

  • Professor Paul Dorey, Royal Holloway, University of London and CSO confidential: “Security in the organisation and supply chain”
  • Caroline Rivett, director, cyber security and privacy at KPMG:“Security of the Medical Internet of Things”
  • Simon Moore, CTO, Secure Thingz: “Delivering trustworthy products in IoT”
Caroline Rivett, director, cyber security & privacy, KPMG

Caroline Rivett, director, cyber security & privacy, KPMG

Further talks are set to be announced and include sessions on automotive, consumer and national interests.

This will be the first official conference of the newly formed Internet of Things Security Foundation supporting its mission to “make it safe to connect”. It follows on from the highly successful IoT Security Summit held at Bletchley Park earlier in the year which established the need for a dedicated focus on security with IoT.

David Rogers, CEO, Copper Horse Solutions and IoTSF Executive Board Member

David Rogers, CEO, Copper Horse Solutions and IoTSF Executive Board Member

David Rogers, CEO, Copper Horse Solutions and IoTSF Executive Board Member said: “IoTSF has just launched and we are moving quickly to raise awareness of the issues surrounding IoT security from a system and organisational perspective. IoT is so broad that a universal answer does not exist and new applications will reveal as-yet-unknown vulnerabilities.  This conference starts the process of unpacking the issues and exploring the fit-for-purpose solution space. It is aimed at technology providers but also organisations looking to deploy IoT solutions for their business delivery or customer services. It is crucial to the adoption of IoT that we are ready to deal with problems, together, as they arise.”

John Haine, chairman of the IoTSF Executive Steering Board

John Haine, chairman of the IoTSF executive Steering Board

John Haine, chairman of the IoTSF Executive Steering Board also commented: “This conference launches the IoTSF programme and will lead on to our longer term deliverables.  All organisations with an interest in the future of a secure Internet of Things are invited to attend; and if they wish to participate in promoting security excellence in IoT they are welcome to join the Foundation and participate in its activities.  Those who join us in our first year will not only show their customers that they have their interests at heart, they will also demonstrate leadership on the issue. In recognition of that, IoTSF will bestow the honour of ‘founder status’.”

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