The Annual IoT Security Foundation Conference is a one-day event that will entertain and educate delegates with best practice, next-practice and the latest developments in IoT cybersecurity. This world leading IoT Security Conference has built a loyal global following from the IoT stakeholder communities and is renowned for delivering high quality conference programmes.

The IoT Security Foundation’s Annual Conference caters to all needs; the plenary main stage sessions are perfect for government and business leaders and we also have three breakout technical tracks for IT professionals, developers, engineers and security professionals as well as a training workshops track.

The day starts in the main stage plenary track for the opening session which includes an opening address from IoTSF Chairman and Arm’s VP Public Affairs Stephen Pattison, then Dr. Leonie Maria Tanczer will discuss her research on the IoT implications for victims/survivors of gender-based domestic violence and abuse. This is followed by the Policy and Regulation: A Global View panel session led by Joyce Hakmeh from Chatham House.

After the break, delegates can choose which breakout track they’d like to see and with such a great agenda, you might have trouble choosing a session, but don’t worry we publish the talks after the Conference so you can see any that you miss.

The closing mainstage session will explore certification, standards, assurance and an internet of trust as all stakeholders work together on the security agenda.

09:00 – 10:30

SESSION 1 : Opening Address and Keynote Talks

Welcome : John Moor, Managing Director, IoT Security Foundation

Chair Address:  Dr Stephen Pattison, Chairman, IoT Security Foundation

Keynote Speaker:  Dr Leonie Maria Tanczer, Lecturer in International Security & Emerging Technologies, University College London

Keynote Speaker & Panel:  Joyce Hakmeh, International Security Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House

Panellists: David Rogers MBE, CEO at Copper Horse & DCMS Code of Practice Author – Stephen Hermanson, Public Policy & Strategy Senior Manager at Vodafone Group – Andrew Laughlin, Which?…more panelists TBA.

10:30- 11:00 : BREAK


“Can IoT security risk management be made simple?” Paul Kearney, Head of Cybersecurity Research, Birmingham City University

“Security without Privacy is Neither”  – Christian Wentz, CEO and Founder, Gradient Technologies

“Challenged by IoT security? Discover how a modern certificate-less cryptosystem has solved the security dilemma. ”  – Hisham Lamei,, Chief Operating Officer, VIBE Cybersecurity International LLC

“Why a robust device identity is necessary for accountability, counterfeit and cloning-protection” –  Dr. Stephan Spitz, CSO, Secure Thingz and Clive Watts, Product Manager, IAR Systems

“Smart Environments – what are they and who is responsible for security?” Sarb Sembhi, CTO & CISO, Virtually Informed

“ENISA’s efforts on Industry 4.0 cybersecurity”  – Dr. Apostolos Malatras, Network and Information Security Expert, ENISA

“Security for the Secure Home Gateway” –  Michael Richardson, Chief Scientist, Sandelman Software Works (CIRALabs)

“Things are only secure until they are not. How can we “Be Secure”?”  – Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Jitsuin

Vulnerability Disclosure in IoT: The good, the bad and the legal threats ” Mark Neve, Technical Lead, Copper Horse    

“Oops… I didn’t think of that: unintended consequences and IoT”  – Simon Watson, Security Consultant, NCC Group

“When Disclosure Leads To Exposure… My IoT Vendor Story”  – Colleen Wong, Founder, Techsixtyfour

Digital Security: where we’re still getting things wrong – and what we can do about it   – Sam Pumphrey, Head of Digital Security, Cambridge Consultants

12:30 – 13:30: LUNCH


“RISE – Hardware Security and the latest R&D” Dr. Philip Hodgers, Technology Project Manager, RISE
“Secure Messaging, Key Management & Device Identity for the IoT ”  – Andrew John Poulter, Principal Computer Scientist (Dstl), UK Ministry of Defence (Dstl) / University of Southampton

“Towards a base security level in IoT – a deployment and regulatory perspective”  – Erwin Jansen, Manager Service Line Advisory for Audit and Certification, Secura B.V.

“Secure Firmware Updates for IoT devices using IETF SUIT” –  Brendan Moran, Staff Research Engineer, Arm Research

“Cyber Security in Space”  – Nigel Mackie (CEO) & Dr Chris Mobley (CTO), Blueskytec

“All at Sea – IoT challenges in the maritime sector” Andy Jones CISSP, Distinguished Analyst, Information Security Forum

“Building, Securing and deploying smart industrial solutions” Robert Dobson, Director of Technology, Device Authority

“How to transform a tiny medical device into a secure one in easy steps ”  – Geert-Jan Schrijen, CTO, Intrinsic ID B.V.

“Secure IOT Hubs: outlining the need for collaboration to secure IOT ecosystems” Dr Nicholas Allott, CEO, NquiringMinds Ltd

“Deploying security during IoT service life-cycle”  – Miguel Ángel Recio, Security Product Manager, Telefónica

“Simple Cyber – Proving Resilience in the Face of Cyber Attacks”  – Peter Davies, Technical Director, Thales e-Security

“Public Key Infrastructure: The Starting Point for IoT Security”  – Mike Nelson, VP of IoT Security, DigiCert


Responsible Disclosure Training Taster ” Mark Neve, Technical Lead, Copper Horse
Mallory in a Modern World: Practical exploitation of IoT systems by attacking communication protocols” Sumanth Naropanth , CEO, Deep Armor
How to Test the Security of an Arm Cortex-M IoT device using Open Source and Free Tools” David Long, Principal Member Technical Staff, Doulos

15:00 – 15:30 : BREAK


Keynote Speech: The Truth About Cybersecurity in the IoT Era” Matt Wyckhouse , Co-Founder and CEO, Finite State

Assurance, Standards & Certification & Supply Chain of Trust Session ” More details coming soon

17:00 – 17:15 : CLOSING REMARKS

17:15 – 19:00 : DRINKS RECEPTION


* Pre-Booked – Sorry, this is now full up

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