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Security 101: How can we secure the Internet of Things?

02 Sep 2023
Main Stage Hall 21b
IFA Leaders Summit, Hall 21b, Main Stage

Product security is an essential consideration for consumers when purchasing a connected device or appliance. With the prevalence of cybercrime and the increasing sophistication of hackers, it is essential to ensure that a device or appliance is adequately protected against vulnerabilities and malicious attacks. A poorly secured product not only poses a risk to consumer privacy and the individual device, but it can also be utilised as a launching pad to unleash devastating DDoS cyber-attacks, conduct cryptocurrency mining, and clandestinely monitor users within the comfort of their own homes.
* What are the top security concerns about connected and ‘smart’ tech?
* What measures can be taken to ensure the security of connected devices and appliances against evolving cyber risks during their development, testing and implementation?
* What are some of the common, and uncommon, ways in which devices and networks are compromised?
* How is the regulatory framework for IoT security evolving?

Harry McCracken, Global Technology Editor - Fast Company
Carlos Serratos, IoT Certification Expert, NXP Semiconductors and Co-Chair of the Product Security Certification Group - Connectivity Standards Alliance