November Security of Things MeetUp with Bruce Schneier of IBM

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The Security of Things MeetUp pleased to welcome noted author and security expert Bruce Schneier (https://www.schneier.com/)of IBM and Harvard University as our November speaker.

Bruce is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books--including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World--as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. Bruce is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and VerifiedVoting.org; and a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient.

Our evening will start with a conversation with Resilient Systems Co-Founder Ted Julian (https://www.resilientsystems.com/about-us/incident-response-leadership/ted-julian/). Ted is a well-known, highly regarded figure in the security and compliance markets. Over the last 12 years, he has conceived and launched multiple successful security start-ups across software, hardware, and professional services. He served as the founding VP of Marketing at Application Security, the leading provider of database security solutions. Prior to Application Security, Ted was a company founder and Chief Strategist (functionally the VP of Marketing) at Arbor Networks (acquired by Danaher), a leading network security firm whose technology protects the backbone networks of virtually every provider around the globe. Prior to Arbor, Julian was a company founder and VP of Marketing at @stake, the premier digital security consulting firm (acquired by Symantec).

Ted and I will be talking about the impact of connected devices and IoT on the practice of incident response within the enterprise and the challenges associated with doing IR on IoT. We'll also look at the need for better security orchestration in mixed IT/OT environments.