Deciphering IoT: Why Is IoT Security So Critical?


Technology has made remarkable strides and soared to new heights in the tech jungle of IoT. With smart locks that secure the house and let your friends in when you’re not home, to apps that let you change your home’s lighting, heating, and security at your fingertips, IoT has rapidly succeeded in becoming one of the most highlighted growth areas in the technology sector. Expectations for smarter and faster devices have been set high, but there is one caveat: we need to prioritize security in the midst of these 21st century connected devices. There are the inherent risks in leaving the security component behind when building IoT products.

With this in mind, we are looking forward to our participation on the Why IoT Security is so Critical panel at the up-coming SIIA Deciphering IoT conference, which will be held at 11:35 am, June 15, 2017, at the IBM facility in Costa Mesa, CA.

During the security segment, our Senior Sales Engineer, Andrew Snyder, will be featured as one of the key panelists, and will be on hand to help bring more clarity around IoT security as well as field questions from the audience.

The panel discussion will revolve around connected devices that are encroaching on every aspect of our lives, our homes, cars, offices, even our bodies. In fact, according to Gartner, we are headed toward 8.4 billion connections of “Things” this year. But with more connected devices comes more vulnerabilities, making the need to protect company IP, customer data and operational infrastructure more urgent than ever before. With IoT projects, if security is not prioritized the business opportunity will be undermined. In this session attendees will learn how to make security the core of the IoT value proposition, from integrating security into the deployment process to educating consumers and staff.