The Internet of Things (IoT) is an all-encompassing term used to convey many different facets of technology innovation, in which a large number of devices cooperate by being interconnected via the Internet.
This event originally happened on 28th January 2016 at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Whilst convenient and enabling rapid take up, the connecting of various devices, particularly those which may not have been originally intended to be connected to the internet, can leave the door open to the cyber-criminal.
The Internet of Things race is currently on. Suppliers and service providers are competing to be first to market with new gizmos that will make some aspects of life easier, be it intelligent transport; smart energy; healthcare applications; assisted living or home entertainment systems.
The challenges and issues of the IoT and its security
Colin Robbins, Managing Consultant at Qonex
Colin started off the evening with an overview look of the challenges and issues with the Internet of Things and its security.
Colin has subsequently blogged about whether it is possible to make the Internet of Things secure on the Cyber Matters blog.
Self-defending IoT devices and gateways: solutions for consideration
Matt Aldridge, Solutions Architect at Webroot
Matt looked at how some possible solutions to help secure Internet of Things devices and gateways.
Raising finance for IoT projects
Dave Cowe, Senior Account Manager and Chris Ward, Technical Consultant at Econocom
Dave and Chris briefly discussed about raising and identifying funds for IoT projects.
Practical steps to overcoming the challenges of IoT security
Mike Gillespie, Managing Director at Advent IM
Rounding off the evening, Mike talked about the challenges of IoT security and what the steps are to securing it.
Overview of the event
The event was organised by the East Midlands Cyber Security Forum, which is supported by the regional branches of the UK Cyber Security Forum and the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), and the East Midlands Chambers of Commerce.
Here is some background on those organisations and details of upcoming events in the region: