The Side Effects of the Internet of Things | A Live Experts Panel At Black Hat



Chenxi Wang

Host of The New Factor on ITSPmagazine




Mike Ahmadi

Director of Critical Systems Security, Synopsys

Ted Harrington

Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators

Gary Hayslip

Vice President & CISO, Webroot Inc.

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Gary Hayslip from Webroot and Ted Harrington from Independent Security Evaluators - chat with Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli about the Internet of Things and their impact on businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Innovation is moving fast. Every day there's a new device or technological service to hit the market designed to make our lives easier, more convenient and perhaps even healthier. They listen to us, watch us, learn about us. They help us make decisions. They “guess” our next move, our pending desire. They make decisions and even take action on our behalf. As a society we snatch up these new devices as quickly as they hit the shelves and use them with open arms, unknowingly putting our privacy and safety at risk.

What? You don’t know what the risks of your smartphone, Amazon Echo or IoT wearables are? Of course you don’t. Why not? Because there is no label or pamphlet describing them to you. Why isn’t there a label, you ask?

That’s a great question - one that a panel of experts will debate heavily in this live . We’ll focus on the side effects associated with devices used to run our countries, our cities, our homes, our lives - even our physical well-being.

Ultimately, it all comes down to the lack of awareness around cybersecurity. Because there are no conversations about this critical subject, there is no understanding of what’s at risk when using these countless IoT devices. The fact that we are making uninformed decisions as a society means that we are inevitably  putting ourselves and our children at risk without even knowing it.

IoT isn’t just about devices. It's also about the services that are using, generating, storing, sharing, and analyzing tons of information - often driving action and automatically - ion on our behalf.

This panel is part 1 of 2 - it’s all about the lack of security and the side effects this has on us both as individuals and as society as a whole. What are we willing to trade off in exchange for using these convenient devices to make our lives “better”?