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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

The IoT: Internet of Threats?

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From connected elevators to smart cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us, even in ways we're not aware of. The devices make our lives easier, encourage us to exercise, and save time and resources--but at what cost? With current computer and mobile technology, the main threat is to our data and our accounts, with phishing and ransomware topping the charts; however, the IoT introduces risk to our personal safety and compromises our privacy in ways we can't even yet imagine. Join Chris to get a broad look at the IoT, both obvious and largely invisible, and the threats that connected devices pose, from incidents past and the ominous, yet imminently possible, future. You'll also learn what steps are being taken by product makers, the security community, and legislators to mitigate the threats, and how you can help protect yourself. 

 

Booz-Allen Hamilton's Strategic Initiatives Group

Chris Poulin is Director of IoT Security and Threat Intel for Booz-Allen Hamilton's Strategic Initiatives Group, responsible for building countermeasures for threats to the Internet of Things, with a focus on connected vehicles, as well as researching and analyzing security trends in cybercrime, cyber warfare, corporate espionage, hacktivism, and emerging threats. With thirty years in information security, software development, and IT management, Chris started his security career in the U.S. Air Force, managing global intelligence networks and developing software. His latest positions were as a research strategist for IBM, CSO for Q1 Labs, and President & CEO of FireTower, Inc..