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Keynote: IoT Security: The Elephant In The Room

The Internet of Things is creating huge opportunities for businesses and society at large. Experts expect 30 billion connected devices to generate a market size of $1.7 trillion by 2020, according to IDC. With all this opportunity at risk, it is reasonable to ask why industry leaders haven’t done more to address the ever-increasing IoT security concerns, which have been cast into sharp focus by recent high-profile distributed denial-of-service(DDOS) attacks. Further, critical infrastructures in transportation, smart grid, manufacturing, and health care will be highly dependent on IoT devices for distributed control, tracking, and electronic data collection. While it is paramount to protect these systems from attacks, current solutions are often based on a patchwork of legacy systems which is unsustainable as a long-term solution. New and transformative solutions are required to protect these systems. This session will provide details on what IT technology vendors and researchers are doing to address IoT security.

Kevin T. Kornegay

Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Morgan State University