The internet is taking over the world, and we’re making use of it as much as we can in our personal lives—from blogging, streaming, and messaging to calorie counting. It has become so massive that the internet is hailed as the fourth Industrial Revolution, and according to Cisco, there are currently 4.9 billion connected devices today with an expected 12 billion by 2020. On the other hand, Ericsson forecasts that the number of cellular IoT connections is expected to reach 3.5 billion by 2023. Unfortunately, cyber security continues to be the greatest barrier to IoT adopters in 2019.
Issues such as insecure components, prevalent malware, and shortsighted attempts to apply traditional security measures to IoT networks act as formidable challenges to this industrial revolution. We’ve seen some crazy headlines in recent years with regards to security and IoT. Someone hacked into a casino through a smart thermostat inside a fish tank, for instance.
So the big question that emerges as individuals think deeper about the the implications of almost every device being connected is always “How do we keep our devices secure?”
IoT and Cyber Security: Trends and Challenges for 2019
While many companies are beginning to explore solutions, most device makers do not have security experts and are unprepared to manage security complexities.
The year 2016 was the year of the first massive cyber attacks using IoT-enabled devices. In 2017, the detection of new cyber threats in IoT hit the news. Then identity management became the most-discussed area of innovation in the cyber security world of 2018, the year when all players in the IoT ecosystem realized that security cannot be neglected. It only makes sense that as of this year, both data security and data privacy will take center stage.
The year 2019 will see a slow transition from traditional to advanced IoT security tools with a niche adoption rate. Experts expect a significant increase in overall investment and capital expenses in IoT security industry towards securing IoT products, platforms, the cloud, and services.
However, collaborations among cyber criminals, increasing data theft, and smart home device threats are also expected to rise. Symantec’s general manager for IoT, Kunal Agarwal, said that attacks from and on IoT will be more severe this year. In 2019, experts also predict a significant increase in data breaches, especially at the cloud level.
Cyber Security & Cloud Expo 2019
To address the issue of security on connected industrial devices and machines, the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo 2019 will host two days of top-level discussion around cyber security and their impact on various industries including government, energy, financial services, health care, and more. There will be real-life case studies and expert panel discussions within the following dedicated tracks: Enterprise Cyber Security, Cyber Intelligence, Regulation and Compliance, and Developing Security Solutions.
Cyber Security & Cloud Expo will be attended by more than 10,000 to 14,000 people across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting-edge technologies across cyber security, cloud, IoT, blockchain, and AI and big data.
As cloud computing takes a forefront for both consumer and enterprise computing, development of cloud security solutions is due to make up a large proportion of everyone’s spending. With so much data now being stored in the cloud, the need for secure infrastructure is imperative.
The Cyber Security & Cloud Expo will be co-located with the IoT Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo, and Blockchain Expo so you can explore the convergence of these technologies in one place. Over 500 speakers and 300 exhibitors will come together to showcase the latest technological innovations and offer networking opportunities to everyone. Hear from industry professionals about how to develop robust solutions and strategies, plus how the future of cloud security will utilize technology—from AI and machine learning to blockchain.
Day 1 will be about enterprise security, covering topics on IoT, IIoT, blockchain, industrial control systems, and various others. Attendees will hear examples from large and small enterprises to learn how to implement effective enterprise cyber security in addressing the challenges they face through the current potential solutions they plan to apply.
Day 2 will focus on the impact that new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will have on cyber security. Using case studies from the health care and financial services sector, speakers will examine threats to data, the legal implications of data breaches, and the role of standards and regulations.
Arriving in the RAI Amsterdam this coming June 19-20, the Cyber Security and Cloud Expo for Europe invited prominent keynote speakers including Erik Scherff from Royal Schiphol Group, Simon Bradley from Siemens, Anthony Sabella from Cisco, and Orlando Scott-Cowley from Amazon Web Services. On the other hand, exhibitors include Accenture, Symantec, Salesforce, Intel, Dell, Cisco, Microsoft Corp IoT WW, and many more!
Cyber Security and Cloud Expo for Europe also features a networking party following day 1 of the event. Taking place at the Boat House, this lakeside spot is surrounded by trees and located just a few minutes walk from the expo venue making it the perfect place to host the official networking evening. The networking party will allow paid pass holders to share experiences from the day and have the opportunity to meet with existing and potentially new business partners in a relaxed setting.
Cyber Security and Cloud Expo will visit North America at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley on November 13 and 14, featuring speakers Ashish Gupta from Target, Hala Furst from the Department of Homeland Security, Jennifer Silk from the Department of Energy, Robert Lembree from Schneider Electric, Aaron Campbell from WordPress, and many more. Exhibitors for North America include IBM, Cisco, Cambridge Quantum Computing, Intel, Ubuntu, Polyverse, and over 300 others.
For North America, there will be a dedicated VIP delegate lounge within the exhibition for attendees to connect with other Ultimate and Gold pass attendees in addition to speakers so these pass holders can discuss the topics from the day’s conferences and build relationships with like-minded companies and individuals. There will also be an evening of networking on November 28 for Ultimate, Gold, and Expo Plus pass holders in addition to speakers, sponsors, press, and exhibitors. Taking place in the attached Hyatt Regency Hotel, pass holders are invited to join for drinks, nibbles, and networking at the lobby area starting 6 p.m.
Don’t miss this huge event and opportunity to protect yourself, your business, or your assets from cyber threats. Register now!
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