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Webinar: The Invisible Threat – Mitigating Risks to Secure the IoT and Our Connected Future


December 14 @ 3:00 pm
December 14 @ 4:00 pm

Recent headline-grabbing cybersecurity attacks, such as the ‘Reaper’ Botnet and the ‘KRACK’ WiFi vulnerability, have shown that hackers pose a serious threat to companies and that many services remain vulnerable. While the global cost of cybersecurity crime is estimated to reach $USD 6 trillion annually by 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2017), these security issues will not only result in costly remediation and destroyed reputations, they also pose a risk to our connected future: without security, the Internet of Things will cease to exist.

To enable a secure market, IoT solution providers must avoid short cuts and embed security at every stage of the IoT value chain to allow the market to scale. In this webinar, find out how to meet this challenge and hear directly from leading industry experts who will discuss:

  • Examples of cybersecurity breaches
  • The unique security challenges of the IoT
  • Best practice for the secure end-to-end design, development and deployment of IoT solutions
  • Frameworks to evaluate IoT security measures to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities
  • How to leverage the Embedded SIM for enhanced IoT security


Featured Speakers:


Dr. Josef Haid,
Lead Principal Technical Marketing, Embedded Security Solutions

Dr. Josef Haid studied electrical engineering and received his doctorate in Engineering in 2003 from Graz University of Technology in Austria.
He started his professional career at Austria Microsystems and joined Infineon in 2004.
At Infineon, Josef held different positions in concept engineering and technical marketing for contactless security controllers used in payment and government ID applications.
In 2015 Josef assumed responsibility for technical marketing for embedded security solutions targeting the mobile devices and Internet of Things market.


Larry LeBlanc,
Chief Engineer, Security
Sierra Wireless

Larry Leblanc is Chief Engineer responsible for Security at Sierra Wireless. He has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications network management and wireless communications industries. Prior to joining at Sierra Wireless, Larry was Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of In Motion Technology, a trusted supplier of vehicle-area network solutions for markets including public safety and utilities. In Motion was acquired by Sierra Wireless in 2014.


Jose Rodríguez Pérez,
IoT Technology Expert,

Jose Rodríguez Pérez is IoT technology expert at Telefónica. José co-led the creation of the IoT Security Self-Assessment, and leads the security activities at Telefónica IoT Technology area. Before joining the Internet of Things unit, he worked on mobile software development, social media, API developer programs and carrier billing initiatives at Telefónica. He has represented Telefónica in several Developer and Industry events (Campus Party México 2012, Green Hackathon at Barcelona MWC 2012, HackForGood Valencia 2015, Intel Edison Movilforum Hackathons 2015, Telefónica Todos Incluidos Hackathon 2015). José holds Master of Science in Telecommunication from Universidad de Alcalá, Spain.


Ian Smith,
IoT Security Lead,

Ian is a technologist working for the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Ian is currently leading the GSMA’s IoT Security project which has recently published a comprehensive set of IoT Security Guidelines. Prior to this Ian led the delivery of the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and the GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications.
Before joining the GSMA, Ian has held senior technical positions within network operators including Hutchison and Orange where he oversaw the design and development of the first commercial 3G handsets and SIM cards.
Ian holds a B.Eng. with joint honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK.

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