ISACA To Help APAC Organizations Navigate the “Internet of Threats”
Inaugural Asia Pacific cybersecurity event to promote greater awareness in cybersecurity issues around IoT
Singapore (12 October 2016)—As more companies in Asia Pacific see the Internet of Things (IoT) as strategic to their business in order to effectively compete in the market, there is a greater need for companies to quickly ramp up their internal skills in creating secure IoT platforms to accelerate adoption and remain competitive. In line with this, the “Internet of Threats”—vulnerabilities generated through connected devices—will be one of the key topics of discussion during the upcoming CSX 2016 Asia Pacific conference in Singapore from 14- 16 November 2016.
During the event, experts such as Pritesh Parekh, VP & CSO of Zuora, will launch the IoT Security Framework (ISF). The ISF provides vendor-agnostic guidance designed to address key security threats around infrastructure, application development and IoT device security. The session will also provide in-depth explanations on the various techniques that hackers use to compromise IoT devices and provide detailed mitigation techniques to address threats.
Phillip Stoner, Technical Lead, Comtech Telecommunications, will give participants the chance to view a live demonstration of interconnected devices to be able to identify the gaps in security, which will allow outsiders to collect information from a network. The session will include a discussion of how companies can map out and conduct an in-depth asset identification on connected systems, so that collected data can be analysed to identify potential vulnerabilities.
The event will also host discussions and panels around how privacy concerns will impact IoT deployment, adoption and ongoing operations. This will cover everything from why privacy matters, particularly with connected devices, how third-party vendors are already using consumers’ data and how privacy concerns are shaping cybersecurity.
“Security is going to be a key differentiator as organizations accelerate their adoption of IoT technologies” said Leonard Ong, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, Board Director of ISACA and associate director at Merck. “Through CSX 2016 Asia Pacific, organizations in the region will get the change to deepen the necessary cybersecurity skill sets required to ensure that next generation IoT solutions are protected against cyberthreats.”
As security remains a top concern amongst businesses across all industries in the region—from fintech, healthcare, transport and public infrastructures—global business technology and cybersecurity association ISACA aims to drive greater awareness of the most important cybersecurity issues in the region, and train experts to deepen their skills.
Registration for CSX Asia Pacific is at www.isaca.org/csx-asia-pacific. Attendees can earn up to 32 continuing professional education credits at conference workshops and breakout sessions. For details on CSX guidance, research, tools and certifications, visit https://cybersecurity.isaca.org.
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