By Alan Mihalic, Smart Buildings Working Group Chair at IoTSF

It is a great pleasure to be the Conference Chairman and a key note speaker  at the upcoming  2nd Australia Smart Cities and Infrastructure Forum 2017 in Melbourne.

Aside from the opportunity to meet and network with industry leaders it is the first opportunity to discuss the work and objectives of IoTSF WG-6. In addition, the forum  will allow me to illustrate  the  thought leadership the IoTSF and Norman Disney & Young  through their partnership, have provided to the emerging Smart Buildings and Infrastructure eco-system.

During  my workshop “Securing the Virtual Connection – Risk Management in Cyber Security”  I will be introducing IoTSF’s objectives, WG-6, Smart Buildings, and also  demonstrate to a decision making audience, the methodology  of implementing an IOT Cybersecurity Framework within a Smart City context. I am pleased we can bring the objectives of the WG-6  group to a broad and widely represented industry audience. As the sole speaker on Cyber Security at the forum  my message will be clear.

To ensure the successful deployment and utilisation of Smart City technologies, IoT  Cyber Security must be considered at all levels of the build  design and deployment process.

Given this  event is primarily for a Smart Cities planners and sector experts interested in the development and deployment of Smart Cities,  the ability to introduce cybersecurity into the built environment  is a significant opportunity.

Key  topics  will include:

  • Understanding the nature and causes of why IoT are more  vulnerable to cyber security threats
  • Discover tools and skills that are crucial  for managing cyber security risks
  • Standards and procedures in designing the IoT Cyber Security Framework
  • Understanding the importance of cyber security capability and capacity planning

For those of you attending the event  I look forward to meeting you all in person. It is sure to be an interesting three day  forum.

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