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John Gallagher

John Gallagher is VP of Marketing for Viakoo, leveraging 20+ years of expertise on innovative technologies. John has lived and worked in the UK and Japan, and received his B.S. (Materials Science & Engineering) and MBA from Cornell University. Detailed knowledge across SaaS, storage, security, networking, and IoT technologies. Dedicated and energetic evangelist, able to translate complexity into clarity. Frequent author of trade articles, conference papers and presentations. Member of SIA (Security Industry Assoc) Cybersecurity Board, and TIA 942 Edge Data Center working group (physical security standards).

Comprehensive Cyber Hygiene of IoT Systems

Security cameras are the most deployed “IoT” devices according to IT managers in a recent study by Spiceworks and Cradlepoint. Security of IoT devices is the highest concern of these IT managers. In addition, according to a recent Harvard Business Review survey of facilities managers, more than 60% of successful cyber attacks against organizations come through IoT building systems, with video surveillance the number 2 place for such attacks to be launched from. Despite the clear and urgent imperative for comprehensive cyber hygiene of physical security systems, it is not happening very quickly. There are both new processes that need to be added, and existing processes must become more automated. While many organizations are aware of the need to update firmware, they are not yet aware of other cyber hygiene capabilities like using TLS or 802.1x certificates at the device level, or having a comprehensive password management process. The learning objectives for this session will be to understand that comprehensive cyber hygiene must incorporate management of passwords, firmware, and certificates, and to best achieve that at scale.

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Live Q&A - Comprehensive Cyber Hygiene of IoT Systems

Live Q&A with John Gallagher following his talk titled 'Comprehensive Cyber Hygiene of IoT Systems'

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