How IoT Turns Security Vulnerabilities into Safety Threats

The Conference Board of Canada, May 29, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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These days, it seems like nearly everyone is excited about the potential of the Internet of Things. IoT devices have incredible potential to improve our lives, from connected thermostats helping us reduce energy costs to self-driving cars getting us to where we want to go faster and more conveniently than ever before. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – imagine coordinated networks of cars, trucks and buses removing the need for traffic signals and making traffic jams a thing of the past. The technology needed to support these types of futuristic use cases is available today, but there are two key issues standing in the way: safety and security.

The Internet of Things fundamentally changes the threat profile of cyberattacks. Cybersecurity is no longer just about protecting against the loss of electronic data, it’s also about protecting against attacks with real-world consequences and potential loss of life. Over the past few years we’ve seen everything from cars to airplanes to even medical devices get hacked, and there’s no signs of the attacks slowing down.

So what can be done to mitigate these new types of threats? How can we build a secure Internet of Things to keep us safe?

Webinar Highlights

Join BlackBerry’s Chief Security Officer for recent developments and new insights on IoT safety and security threats. During this 60 minute webinar, attendees will learn more about:

  • The current state of IT security and which technologies hackers are targeting.
  • How the Internet of Things creates a new threat model for online hacking and data breaches.
  • Numerous examples of high-profile IoT hacks that have happened over the past couple of years.
  • The fundamental properties of secure systems and how we can apply them to build safe IoT platforms.

About Alex

Photo of Alex ManeaAlex Manea is BlackBerry’s Chief Security Officer. As a founding member of BlackBerry Security, Alex has protected mobile, desktop and IoT devices, networks and infrastructure for over a decade. He is a Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional and has an Honors degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. In 2015, Alex starred on the hit TV show Canada’s Smartest Person, winning his episode with the highest score of the season.

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