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This event will provide attendees with practical knowledge and tools to meet the many-faced challenges of IoT security.

In May 2015 the first summit on IoT security was held at the world famous Bletchley Park in the UK. It brought together industry thought leaders and experts to examine the status of security in evolving applications enabled by hyper connectivity.

At the close of the summit it was clear that something had to be done to address the wicked security challenges that IoT brings. Those challenges include complexity, convenience, cost and a general lack of awareness – with users, purchasers and even throughout the supplier base. As a result, the IoT Security Foundation was formed to meet the challenges head on – IoTSF is a collaboration of industry, academia and other stakeholder groups united in the cause to drive both the quality and pervasiveness of security in IoT.

Just as IoT is becoming prime time for industry, so too must security as the threat of connection affects us all. Yet security needs to evolve along with the new frontiers of technology, and all technology providers must provide a duty of care to their customers and the wider IoT eco-system.

There is no cost to attend, yet space is limited for the first event in the series. Interested parties should register interest and await confirmation.


8:00 – 8:30 Reception & Coffee

Session 1

Welcome: John Sirianni
IoT Security Foundation Introduction: Majid Bemanian
Getting ahead of regulation – self-certification at low cost: Pamela Gupta

Break and Networking

Session 2

 Security by virtualization: Cesare Garalti
SecureThingz:  Steve Pancoast
Device Identity and Integrity are the new perimeter for IoT: Rao Cherukuri

Summary Remarks followed by Networking
12:00 Close

Time and Location

March 30th 2017 08:00 – 12:00

Offices of Imagination Technologies
3201 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054


How to register

Cost: There is no fee to attend this event

Spaces are limited: Interested parties are invited to register interest via email [email protected] and await confirmation

Meet the speakers

HOST :: John Sirianni

Advisor to IoT Cyber Security Innovators

John’s passion for cyber security in smart-city and critical infrastructure comes from his expertise and experience in the development of operationally critical embedded devices and networked systems across Aviation, Automotive, Railway, Medical, Telecom, & Wireless/RF industries.  Recent work has focused on IoT Gateways, network based device discovery, network based cyber behavior & anomaly detection, and perimeter-less computing.   Today Mr Sirianni advises emerging IoT, Cyber Security and AI innovators on new solution and market development strategies.

IoT Security Foundation / Working Group #5 IoT Landscape & Smart City Advisor

Majid Bemanian

Member of the Board, IoT Security Foundation / Director of Segment Marketing, Imagination Technologies

Majid Bemanian is responsible for driving Imagination Technologies strategic security initiatives and leading its market strategy for the networking and storage segments. He has more than 30 years of high-tech industry experience with hands-on engineering, marketing and business management skills. Bemanian holds several patents and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno

Pamela Gupta

Chair, Self-Certification Working Group, IoTSF / President, OutSecure Inc.

With a powerful resume in Security Program definition and Strategy at major global Fortune 500 companies, Pamela founded OutSecure Inc., because she knows companies are not protecting themselves with a strategic security program built to address information protection risks unique to their environment. Drawing upon a unique combination of more than 20 years of technical, process, policy, and business experience in leading Fortune 500 companies Ms. Gupta provides consulting to public and private sector clients in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, breach management, and cyber strategy.

Cesare Garalti

CTO, prpl Foundation
Cesare Garlati is an internationally renowned leader in information security. Former VP of mobile security at Trend Micro, he currently serves as Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation and Co-Chair of the Mobile Working Group at Cloud Security Alliance. Garlati holds a U.C. Berkeley MBA, an M.S. in EECS and numerous professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle/Sun.

Steve Pancoast

VP Engineering, SecureThingz

During his career, Steve has been a leader focused on innovation, business development and execution at multiple fortune 500 companies.  Steve joined Secure Thingz in October 2016, as VP of Engineering where he leads the Engineering development organization and is focused on providing security solutions that establish a root of trust in IoT devices and enable secure software deployment/updates.  Prior to joining Secure Thingz, Steve spent three years at Atmel as VP of SW, Tools and Applications, four years with Freescale as VP of Product Solutions for the Automotive and Industrial Solutions Group (AISG) and 10 years at STMicroelectronics, where he most recently served as Sr. Director of the U.S. Consumer Application Labs.

Rao Cherukuri

Rao Cherukuri

Chief Product Officer, Device Authority
Rao is a technology innovator, entrepreneur and seasoned executive in Silicon Valley. He founded and led venture-backed IT infrastructure startups that delivered award-winning products over the last two decades in Networking, Security and Analytics. He holds five patents in Trusted Computing, Containers and Networking. Rao’s latest work is in the areas of IoT Security, edge computing and fog computing.

The IoT Security Foundation gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of Imagination Technologies in support of this event

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