There’s no doubt about it, smart devices are proliferating – and as they do, security pros have their work cut out for them. Not only are consumer devices on the rise that have embedded networking and computing technology (e.g. televisions and household appliances), but we’re also seeing integration in other areas as well: everything from automobiles to thermostats to smoke detectors now might ship with networking capability built in.
For security practitioners in enterprise, this can have serious ramifications: not only do they potentially require traditional “security hygiene” activities (e.g. patching and monitoring), but they can also introduce other complexities as well. For example in situations where they might find their way into regulatory-governed environments (e.g. the PCI cardholder data environment) or when adoption happens without involvement from IT.
This round table session will discuss how enterprises can approach securing the Internet of Things in their environments and how they can adjust their security programs to ensure that the environment stays protected going forward.
Scott Morrison, Senior Vice President and a Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies
Chris Poulin, Research Strategist, X-Force at IBM
Gunnar Petersen, Founder/Principle Arctec Group & Visiting Scientist @ Carnegie Mellon