Announces speakers and issues a call for papers

Release Date: August 31st 2016

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) has announced its starting line-up of speakers for its second annual conference and is inviting the security community to further submit talk proposals. The conference is to be held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London on December 6th and follows on from last year’s events at The Royal Society and Bletchley Park.

The theme for this year is “Building an Internet of Trust” and strongly aligns with IoTSF’s mission to make it safe to connect. As part of the theme IoTSF will be promoting the concept of the supply chain of trust and encourage suppliers of all denominations to consider their duty of care towards their customers.

The conference has a dual track; a senior level track focused on policy, management & best practices together with a technical track looking at vulnerabilities, hacks and how they can be avoided.

Speakers announced today include Professor Ross Anderson (University of Cambridge), Martin Borrett (IBM), David Alexander (PA Consulting) and Kevin Sheldrake (BT) – see side bar.

John Moor, Managing Director for IOTSF commented “there continues to be a great deal of concern in the media and cynicism within industry around IoT security and related matters of safety and privacy – and rightly so. However it’s also important to balance that concern by taking a look at what is being done, what can be done and what must be done to improve the current situation – that’s the theme of this conference. We’re delighted to announce our starting line-up today and we’ll be announcing more in due course”.

IoTSF has also issued a call for papers to support the theme of the conference and has invited interested parties to submit abstract proposals to the organising committee for consideration.

Details of the IoT Security Conference, talk abstracts and how to participate or register can be seen here:

Professor Ross Anderson is an accomplished academic, consultant and author/contributor to many leading edge research papers. His book “Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems” is widely acclaimed. Professor Anderson’s keynote talk is titled “What will Security Standards and Certification Look Like Ten Years from Now?”.

Martin Borrett is a Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM Security Europe and will be talking on the subject of Automotive Security, providing a glimpse into new methods to overcoming wicked security issues.

Kevin Sheldrake is a penetration tester at BT working on embedded devices with an interest in cryptography. Kevin provides a hackers perspective with “Inside our Toys – Anatomy of an Embedded Device Test”.

David Alexander is Managing Consultant of the Cyber Security group in the Energy & Utilities practice within PA Consulting. His talk is titled “Your Home Automation just Stopped Working – Malfunction, Mistake or Malicious Intent?”.