Connected Device Security


Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Gemserv Offices, 8 Fenchurch Place, London, EC3M 4AJ

Gartner estimates that there are currently 8.4 billion connected devices deployed and that this number is set to rise to 20.4 billion by 2020. This is a staggering figure and if estimates are to be believed, 80% of current devices do not employ adequate security meaning that the industry could be set for a vulnerable revolution.

There is a need to understand how best to secure this market and increasing connectivity will pose very complex problems for device manufacturers and service providers. Organisations invest a lot of resources in building technology, developing reputation and building brand loyalty, yet these can all be substantially damaged if end users feel their security is compromised.

Recent events, such as the MIRAI botnet, serve to highlight current vulnerabilities. To help organisations understand their exposure, Gemserv will be holding a breakfast session where the latest thinking from leading academic and security experts will be shared with the industry.

The event is free to attend and will provide a great opportunity to learn more about connected devices, security and network with professionals within the industry. A draft agenda is below and this will be updated as the date draws near, and if you would like to reserve your place, please use the form below.


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9:45 – 10:00 – Arrivals & Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15 – Introduction from Gemserv (David Thorne, CEO, Gemserv)

10:15 – 10:35 – Security and IoT (Dr Daniel Prince, Lancaster University)

10:35 – 10:55 – How the IoTSF Aims to Ensure Device Security (Richard Marshall, Plenary Chair at the IoTSF)

10:55 – 11:15 – Break

11:15 – 11:35 – Space Junk, Lightbulbs and Securing the IoT (Sean Gulliford, Principal Consultant, Gemserv)

11:35 – 11:55 – Q&A

12 – Close & Lunch


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