Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Securing your IoT Infrastructure

                      

December 15, 2016
11 AM EST (16:00 GMT)

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Smart, connected devices are all the rage when it comes to IoT. Research firm Gartner says there will be 6.4 billion connected devices in use in 2016, an increase of 30% from 2015. As more components of your IoT infrastructure becomes connected, the demand for a solution that protects manufacturers and their end-customers from hackers, malware, and unsafe operations continues to increase. So how will you secure your existing IoT devices and prepare your infrastructure for the double-digit increases that are occurring year-over-year? Key IoT security challenges will be discussed including:

  • Complex device and user interactions
  • Inability to provide security updates to devices
  • Concerns of hackers finding devices on the Internet


Speaker:

   

Rob Black, Senior Director of Product Management, PTC

 

Rob is the Senior Director of Product Management at PTC, where he oversees the direction of the ThingWorx Foundation product portfolio. In addition to his expertise in Internet of Things (IoT), Rob has extensive experience in security, web services, and cloud solutions. Rob’s product management and product marketing background includes positions at Axeda Corporation, RSA Security, 3Com, and Vertical Communications. Rob received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in Computer Science and System Science and Engineering. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). www.ptc.com

 

Moderator:

   

Paul Roberts, Publisher & Editor in Chief, The Security Ledger

 
Paul Roberts is the publisher and Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger (securityledger.com), an independent security news website that explores the intersection of cyber security with the Internet of Things. He is also the founder of The Security of Things Forum, an highly respected technical conference focused on the intersection of information security and The Internet of Things. Paul is a seasoned reporter, editor and industry analyst with more than a decade of experience covering the information technology security space. His writing about cyber security has appeared in publications including The Christian Science Monitor, MIT Technology Review, The Economist Intelligence Unit, CIO Magazine, ZDNet and Fortune Small Business. He has appeared on NPR's Marketplace Tech Report and The Oprah Show.

Prior to launching Security Ledger, Paul worked as a Senior Analyst in The 451 Group's Enterprise Security Practice. He has held positions as a senior writer and editor at noted industry publications including Threatpost.com, Infoworld.com and Ziff Davis’s eWeek.com and The IDG News Service.