Suppose there was a fundamental shift in technology and business so big that it created enough space to do cyber security the right way – up front. Have we had enough pain over the last 20 years to allow the next 20 years to put cyber security consideration up front in the business and technology innovation processes?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating this opportunity and we are calling the cyber security community to engage strategically in ways that will allow IoT to be ushered into the world with safety for humans, things, and data.
In this session you will gain hope that the world will allow us to do security right this time. This hope will be based on the lessons learned from first hand experience developing a new cyber security standard in collaboration with NIST for wifi accessible life critical devices like heart valves. Beyond gaining hope cyber security professionals will learn ways to become the kind of person who shapes this safer future.
- Market forces are creating huge opportunity to do security right
- Proven ways of influencing IoT security
- Ways to become influential in shaping IoT security
About James Ryan
James is a cyber defense leader, motivational educator, and best-selling author with over 20 years of experience delivering transformational results for governments and critical infrastructure companies at the organization, ecosystem, and country levels.
In 2008, James worked with NASA, HP/EDS, and others to define game-changing identity and credential management strategies. These strategies have now fully evolved with commercial and government investments exceeding $1 billion to date and investments are destined to climb higher as the globe embraces two-factor authentication as a replacement for the password.
James is a fellow at the Minnesota Innovation Lab, founder and managing partner at Litmus Logic, LLC, and partner with John Maxwell – the #1 Leadership Guru worldwide.
James holds a MSEE from Virginia Tech and is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), and Project Management Professional (PMP).
About Firasat Khan
Dr. Firasat Khan serves as the Director of Academic Initiatives at Advance IT Minnesota, a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Center of Excellence in IT and Security. He helps develop new curriculum, conducts risk and security assessments and manages various technology projects. He has a bachelors in civil engineering, masters in MIS, doctorate in business administration, and has earned multiple industry certifications in information technology, security, and forensics. Firasat has coached cybersecurity teams and manages competitions for Minnesota. He has been a presenter at Secure360 and numerous ITS, eLearning, and management conferences in the US and Canada. Professionally, his past roles include directing an institute for computer security and forensics, directing an eLearning environment, and serving as the chief information officer for a large higher education institution. As an adjunct he teaches MIS, security, forensics, and business management.