Internet of Things Security Foundation Conference

Internet of Things Security Foundation Conference

The 6th Annual Internet of Things Security Foundation Conference is a four-day virtual event that takes place between Tuesday 1st and Friday 4th December 2020.  Join the IoTSF for 4 days of expert talks & training sessions to expand your knowledge on the best practice and the latest developments in IoT cyber security. The IoTSF Conference features talks by leading cyber security experts, training workshops and track sessions for executives, developers, engineers, managers and security professionals.

  • Learn about the potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with IoT systems and connected devices
  • Gain an understanding of IoT security best practice for the design of products and services
  • Understand what to specify and look for when procuring IoT products and services
  • Learn about the current and future state of standards, regulation and assurance
  • Gain from the lessons learned in real life experiences/war stories
  • Hear from leading experts and companies offering security products, solutions and services

For more details of the Internet of Things Security Foundation Conference see:  Conference website.

Book Tickets here

The IoT Security Foundation has announced first set of speakers for the 6th Annual IoT Security Foundation Conference:

Keynote Speech
“AI-driven Cyber Defense for Endpoint Energy Assets”
Leo Simonovich
VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber at Siemens Energy

Protecting endpoint operating technologies (OT) is an increasingly important challenge for the energy sector. As energy companies continue to digitize existing assets and build new assets with intrinsic network connectivity, they present an ever-expanding attack surface to escalating attacks. Overall, the energy industry has made tremendous progress in maturing cybersecurity capabilities. Yet current practices leave significant gaps due to lag between updates.

This keynote will describe in detail the current challenges faced by energy companies, the implications of observable industry trends, the characteristics that potential cyber-security solutions must meet, and why they believe AI and ML technologies can meet these requirements now and in the future.

Keynote Speech
“IoT security challenges and opportunities in the 5G era”
Mihoko Matsubara
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation

This presentation aims to analyse IoT security issues and opportunities at both the policy and technical level in the 5G era. The world is now more concerned over IoT and 5G security due to growing security threats during the pandemic and mounting geopolitical tensions. Yet, this talk will also shed light on collaborative efforts by government and industry for a smart world and 5G security as well as financial incentives to embed security in new projects in their early stages.

Software Provenance – Where Do We Draw the Line?
Matt Wyckhouse
CEO at Finite State

There has been a lot of uproar about supply chain security – from 5G deployments around the world to threats to our power grids – and it seems that a day doesn’t go by without some new threat or government action. Many governments around the world, and in particular the US, are trying to “solve” supply chain risk management by introducing regulations focused on banning vendors from the supply chain. Notably, the US has taken several actions to try to limit vendors from potential adversary countries (such as China) from being involved in supply chains for certain types of critical infrastructure.

This talk will discuss how simple analysis of a vendor’s country of origin is a failing and incomplete model of supply chain risk. While geopolitical analysis is an important risk factor, the truth is that every device, every software application, and every vendor has some level of geopolitical risk. We live in a world that is fueled by global supply chains and open source software that is built by global, distributed teams of engineers. So where do we draw the line?

Lesley Kipling
Chief Cybersecurity Advisor at Microsoft EMEA

Previously lead investigator for Microsoft’s detection and response team (DART), Lesley Kipling has spent more than 16 years responding to our customers’ largest and most impactful cybersecurity incidents. As Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, she now provides customers, partners and agencies around the globe with deep insights into how and why security incidents happen, how to harden defences and more importantly, how to automate response and contain attacks with the power of the cloud and machine learning.

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup | 11th September

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup

There is just 1 week to the next Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup @tv_iot on 11th September at the Green Park Conference Centre, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 6GP.

Internet of Things Thames Valley

Reading, GB
1,772 Members

This group is open (free) for business, academic, public sector and technical professionals interested in the ‘Internet of Things’ who wish network, share knowledge, experienc…

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IoT Thames Valley Meetup #27

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019, 6:00 PM
68 Attending

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This is a free to attend Meetup. Networking from 6pm.

The Talks & Speakers include:

“5G and Connected Communities, where we are, how we got there and the challenges to come” – Guy Matthews, Director of Emerging Technology, CGI Business Consulting
5G has reached the cusp of moving from a decade of R&D into a decade of deployment across the globe. It will bring immense change across major industries and herald the growth of technologies like immersive and AI. But what is 5G and how will it be implemented across urban and rural communities? This short presentation will cover the basics of 5G, the state of development in the UK and globally, and the remaining commercial and technical challenges to 5G development at scale and load.

“Saving lives on British railways with IQRF” – Šimon Chudoba, CEO IQRF Alliance
IoT can not only reduce operation and maintenance costs or enable completely new business models but literally save lives and avoid derailments on railways. Simon will present one of the solutions of IQRF Alliance members which monitors railway embankments in the UK.

“Can you Trust your Smart Building?” – Duncan Purves, 2 Insight Ltd
Understand the security issues associated with ‘smart’ building systems and why they are important to you

Smart City 1st round challenge calls, Reading Borough Council

The 1st round of Smart City Challenge Calls is being advertised by Reading Borough Council on behalf of the Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster project. This first Call consists of four Challenges, focusing on tackling loneliness, reducing falls in the elderly, supporting independence in travel and targeting investment to improve energy efficiency in homes. Each Challenge will involve a development and pilot phase so that the benefits can be evaluated and knowledge can be shared as these are common challenges faced by councils across the UK. Grants of up to £100,000 are available for each Challenge.

If you are a business who is interested, the Call has been published by Reading Borough Council on the Reading Borough Council In-Tend portal under the title Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster 1st Challenge Fund Call (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc/aspx/Tenders/Current).

An information event is being held on 24th April 2019 at the Marketing Suit, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6GP. Event will begin at 6:30pm (Pizza will be provided) for a 7:00pm start and will consist of a presentation overview of the 1st Call and an opportunity for questions. We will also publish the answers to questions on the portal for those that cannot attend. The event will also be an opportunity for those looking to make contacts and partner up. If you wish to attend the event please register at https://www.meetup.com/Internet-of-Things-Thames-Valley/events/260532428/

IoT Scotland Network based on LoRa

Scotland is to get a new  Internet of Things network. The network, called IoT Scotland, will allow the collection of data from smart devices through a wireless sensor network  based on LoRa wireless technology.

The £6m, three-year project has been funded with investment from both the public and private sectors.

Initially, the network will cover Scotland’s seven cities, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, and Stirling, with the aim of expanding it throughout Scotland.

https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/scotland-get-%E2%80%98most-advanced%E2%80%99-internet-things-network-uk

Smart city lessons from Manchester

Nick Chrissos – from Cisco Systems – looks at a smart city project in Manchester and the UK’s Smart City IoT Demonstrator, CityVerve.

Manchester Smart City Lessons

The project saw 20 organisations ranging from the city council, universities and hospitals, to transport bodies and private businesses – collaborate to embrace the technology and provide data to make Manchester an even better place to live, work, play and learn, locating activity along Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor.

 

CityVerve comes to an end – but for Manchester, this is just the beginning

By Mark Duncan @cityverve

From a Council perspective, CityVerve taught us the value of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in improving the way we can design and deliver services for the people who visit, live and work in Manchester.

CityVerve comes to an end – but for Manchester, this is just the beginning

For us, this was a way of realising our objectives within the Our Manchester Strategy using new IoT solutions and working with an impressive set of public and private sector partners.

IoT has huge potential for a local authority. In our case, it opened up new sets of data and also, through the work of FutureEverything on human centred design and citizen engagement, new conversations with residents about what they wanted.

Now, with data giving us a picture of the citizen experience, we can gain new insights into how people are using our city and its services.

And this of course means we have the opportunity to use data and new insights to develop and design services so they better meet the needs of users.

Our experience of CityVerve has directly informed the Council’s emerging new digital strategy for the city, and the lessons and partnerships developed through CityVerve will play a big part in its development.