MWC19 Barcelona Seminar: Future Proofing the Internet of Things – IoT Security Today and Tomorrow

Start: Tuesday 26 February 2019 3:30 pm

End: Tuesday 26 February 2019 5:00 pm

Venue: Fira Gran Via

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Without security, today’s vision for the Internet of Things cannot become tomorrow’s reality. If customers cannot trust that their smart door locks, energy meters or smart home speakers are secure, and their personal data is at risk of being stolen or tampered with, the IoT cannot exist.

To unlock the full potential of the market, IoT devices and services must be secured, and companies have to take responsibility to embed security from the beginning and at every stage of the service lifecycle.

This seminar brings together leading industry experts from across the ecosystem and sheds light on current best practices as well as future developments and security mechanisms. The topics covered include:

IoT Security Today

  • A live hack highlighting current vulnerabilities
  • Industry code of conducts, standards, guidelines and assessment processes

IoT Security Tomorrow

  • Future certification developments within Europe
  • SIM-based IoT security solutions

Agenda and Speakers

15:30 Welcome and Introduction

PwC: Mohammad Choudhury, Partner
15:35 Hacking the IoT

ElevenPaths, Telefónica: Francisco José Ramírez Vicente, Security Researcher
15:45 Proving You Are Secure in the Age of the IoT – Presentations and Q&A

DCMS: Peter Stephens, Head of Secure by Design, Cyber Security for Consumer IoT
ENISA: Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations Department
Orange Spain: José Ramón
GSMA: Ian Smith, IoT Security Lead

Moderator: Mohammad Choudhury, Partner, PwC
16:25 Leveraging the SIM for IoT Security – Panel Discussion

Amazon Web Services: Antonio Delgado, Solutions Architect
AT&T: Senthil Ramakrishnan, Lead Member of Technical Staff
SIMalliance: Remy Cricco, Chairman of the Board
GSMA: Mona Mustapha, IoT Technical Specialist

Moderator: Mohammad Choudhury, Partner, PwC


Antonio Delgado

Antonio Delgado

Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Antonio is passionate about technology, security and digital transformation. He has been helping clients in positions such as Systems Director, CTO, or Senior Solutions Architect for more than 20 years ranging from telecom to pure play internet companies. The last 8 years he has been focusing at Amazon on helping customers making the best out of the AWS platform.

Senthil Ramakrishnan

Senthil Ramakrishnan

Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T

Senthil Ramakrishnan serves as Lead Member of Technical Staff in AT&T’s Internet of Things organization. In this role, he is the IoT lead for security for all AT&T IoT products.
He leads the technical design and deployment of IoT Security solutions on the AT&T network primarily for the connected car, smart cities, industrial and manufacturing verticals. He has led the implementation of several connected IoT security solutions for AT&T and has worked with OEMs from across the globe. In addition to IoT security, Senthil also has responsibility for Connected Car and Smart City architecture. He has led the deployment of over 25 Connected Car OEMs globally. Senthil has also led Smart City deployments for Miami-Dade County and the City of San Diego. He joined AT&T in 2012 from Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) where he was a Senior Hardware Engineer working on the Snapdragon chipsets.
Senthil has received his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras in India. He then received his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University.
Peter Stephens

Peter Stephens

Head of Secure by Design, DCMS

Peter leads the Secure by Design team in the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, based in London. In the past year, his team has worked closely with industry experts to design the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security, a set of thirteen outcome-led guidelines that device manufacturers, app developers and service providers need to embed into their products and services to make them secure by design. His team fundamentally wishes to shift the burden off consumers having to secure their own products and work towards one day where all products have effective security built in by design. Peter has been a UK Government employee for three years, also working in the Department for Education.

Fran Ramírez

Steve Purser

Head of Core Operations Department, ENISA

Steve Purser was born in the UK and attended the universities of Bristol and East Anglia where he obtained a BSc. in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemical Physics respectively. He started work in 1985 in the area of software development, subsequently progressing to project management and consultancy roles. From 1993 to 2008, he occupied the role of Chief Information Security Officer for a number of financial institutions. He joined ENISA in December 2008 and is currently responsible for all operational activities of the Agency.
Steve is currently a member of several Steering Boards and Advisory Committees, including notably the Steering Board of the CERT EU and the Programme Board of the EU Cyber Crime Centre. In the area of standards, he is the ENISA representative on the ISO SC 27 working group. As Head of Core Operations, he regularly represents ENISA in international conferences on information security.
He was a co-founder of the ‘Club de Securité des Systèmes Informatiques au Luxembourg’ (CLUSSIL) and has frequently published articles in the specialised press. He is also the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security’ (Artech House, 2004).
Fran Ramírez

Mohammad Chowdhury

Partner, PwC

Mohammad is a Partner at PwC Australia and the firm’s Telecom, Media and Technology lead partner in Australia, NZ and SE Asia. He has 28 years’ experience covering public policy, strategy and regulation focusing on the intersect between industry, economy and society, and worked in over 80 countries. He advises telecom operators, city and government clients, and previously undertook executive roles for Vodafone and IBM. Mohammad served as Adviser to the Government of Myanmar authoring the country’s first telecom masterplan, has advised the World Bank and the UN Broadband Commission on internet of things, eHealth and the 4th Industrial Revolution and serves on the board of a number of technology-focused startups.
Fran Ramírez

Fran Ramírez

Security Researcher, ElevenPaths, Telefónica

Education: University Degree in Computing Engineering and Certificate of higher education in Industrial and Digital Electronics.
Job experience: more than 15 years working as system administrator in a Spanish multinational company, working in USA from 2013 to 2016 as IT Senior System Engineer (New York City headquarters), consolidating all IT technologies and datacenters for all the subsidiaries companies throughout the country and Canada. Working at Telefonica and ElevenPaths since 2017 as Security Researcher in the CDO team.
Remy Cricco

Remy Cricco

Chairman of the Board, SIMalliance

Remy Cricco has been with IDEMIA since 2006. Within his current role as Director of Technical Marketing and Standardization, Telecom, Remy actively contributes to the definition of the product and service strategy, understanding the technology trends and movements of the telecom ecosystem to build a matching portfolio.
Prior to this, Remy headed the Business Line for Embedded Products and Solutions, bringing flexible connectivity and secure IoT services to mobile network operators, service providers and OEMs.
Before joining IDEMIA, Remy held various Technical and Business positions across the Telecom and Semiconductor industries, including roles at key players such as ST Microelectronics, GFI, Gemplus (now Gemalto) and Atmel (Now Microchip). Remy holds an engineering degree in software and electronics from Polytech Marseille, France (1997).
Mona Mustapha

Mona Mustapha

IoT Technical Specialist, GSMA

Mona is a technical specialist within the GSMA’s IoT Programme, involved in the Mobile IoT Initiative, Identity and Access Management (IAM) and IoT security projects. As part of her activities, Mona is actively promoting the GSMA’s message through the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and Assessment. Mona also worked on IoT aspects related to industrial applications, and highlighted the link between licensed spectrum low power wide area (LPWA) technologies and 5G.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Mona worked with mobile network operators and global enterprise customers to develop their IoT solutions. Mona was also an active contributor in standardisation bodies such as ETSI and 3GPP, where she chaired the Service Requirements group (3GPP SA1) for 3 years. During her time in standards, Mona covered a diverse range of topics including M2M and public safety mission critical communications.
Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Ian Smith, IoT Security Lead, GSMA

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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