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On The IoT Nobody Knows You’re a Fridge

On The IoT Nobody Knows You’re a Fridge

25th Mar 2018

by Paul Heffernan - Group CISO, Unipart

 

 

2017 has seen a year of escalating cyber attacks which have commoditised cybercrime into the next ‘as-a-service’ and huge data breaches involving millions of citizens have become the norm. Despite the volume of cyber attacks, we are experiencing low attacker capability. Alongside this, many organisations are trying to understand how the Internet of Things can be used to increase productivity and reduce costs.

 

At my discussion at the upcoming CIO event at Said Business School at Oxford University (Tuesday 27th March 2018), we will address the questions: As attacks evolve, what happens when we add IoT, sensors and digital manufacturing to the mix? What will future attacks look like and how can we defend against them in the Post-Brexit and GDPR world?

 

In the discussion, we will discuss the major talking points of 2017 from CloudBleed, to Deep Root Analytics to Uber. More data records were mishandled in the first half of the year than in 2016 as a whole, though generally due to well-known security issues.

 

Delegates will then be asked to consider their own business; do they understand the risks and opportunities involved? What are their business’ needs? Which assets should they prioritise above others?

 

Once they consider these, they will be able to consider what they need to keep their business secure by implementing Product and Industry standards and systems to instill trust while remaining competitive.

 

These threats can affect everyone within a business, including key stakeholders. Therefore delegates will be encouraged to involve them in key decisions and testing and create a list of all possible threats to that everyone is prepared.

 

To learn more, sign up for my workshop session: On The Internet of Things Nobody Knows You’re a Fridge  11.40am - 12.15pm at the CIO Event at Said Business School, Oxford University on 27 March. Please note that session spaces are limited. Click here for more details. 

 

 

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