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Smart Devices, Slow Security: the Future of IoT

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Smart Devices, Slow Security: the Future of IoT

The tech industry is still reeling from a vast and sustained attack on US and European internet structure in October. Led by hacked “smart” DVR players and webcams, the tech industry is now taking a serious look at its networks and the existing Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. Join WISP and our panel of experts for an evening discussion on the current state of IoT infrastructure, the impact of IoT on individuals' privacy, and how hardware and software manufacturers can work together to improve internet security.

Our Panelists:

Evelyn de Souza

Evelyn de Souza is a security and privacy strategy leader currently developing architecture prototypes for IoT and cloud. Evelyn is a part-time consultant with Radius Consulting while focusing the remainder of her time on an Affordable Housing initiative in her Coastside community. She serves also as an Advisor the Cloud Security Alliance and has held leadership roles at Cisco and Intel Security. Evelyn was named to CloudNOW's Top 10 Women in Cloud Computing for 2014 and SVBJ’s 100 Women of Influence for 2015.

Jennifer Gilburg

Jennifer Gilburg leads strategy and go-to-market for Intel’s Internet of Things identity and authentication product offerings. This includes driving Intel’s Enhanced Privacy ID (EPID) as an industry standard for IoT identity and delivering compelling use cases based on EPID such as “0” touch device onboarding. Jennifer’s focus is ensuring the IoT is built with privacy and security mind, and promoting interoperability to facilitate solutions development. Prior to joining Intel in 2010, Jennifer spent two decades in security holding leadership roles at Verisign, PGP, and McAfee. She has a BS in Anthropology at Syracuse University and a Masters in Management from Villanova School of Business.

Laura Berger

Laura Berger is an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. She enforces federal laws that protect consumer privacy. Recently, her law enforcement work has focused on the privacy and security standards applicable to social media and the Internet of Things. She has also worked on the agency’s efforts to educate app developers about privacy and security. In addition, she was author of the Commission’s Safeguards Rule. She received a B.A. from Tulane University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She works from the FTC’s Regional Office in San Francisco.

Sona Makker

Sona Makker leads the privacy program at IoT startup Sensity Systems (a Verizon Company). She advises the business and product teams on privacy, data security, and public policy issues in the IoT and Smart City space. Prior to Sensity, Sona worked on the Public Policy and Privacy team at Facebook. She specialized in privacy law at Santa Clara University School of Law.

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