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How to Make Trustworthy IoT - OTA Privacy & Security Workshop

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The Hub @ Grand Central Tech

The Hub @ Grand Central Tech 335 Madison Ave, 4th Floor New York, NY 10017 · New York, NY

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While the vast number of Internet of Things (IoT) applications promise to impact almost every industry vertical, the growth of IoT is strongly linked to properly addressing the issues of security and privacy. Threats are not just breaches, embarrassing accidents, bad data handling practices, but also the risk of resulting ill-advised regulation. A larger issue is public confidence in the industry as a whole, in a word 'Trust'.

The Internet Society, founded in 1992 by the inventors of TCP/IP, has made its mission the fostering of independent collaborative processes to resolve the technical, social, and policy Internet development issues via such multistakeholder fora as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In 2017 it merged with the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) to launch an initiative to enhance online trust, user empowerment, and innovation. The OTA has a broad membership including leading corporations, academic institutions, and other stakeholders. Together they have developed a set of key resources for IoT developers, including the IoT Trust Framework, an Enterprise IoT Security checklist, a Smart Home Checklist, and more. At this workshop you will have the opportunity to not only become familiar with these resources, but also bring your own issues and expertise to the ongoing process of improving them.


2:00pm Arrive & Networking
2:30pm Introduction / IoT Nation
2:45pm Introduction / ISOC-NY
Jeff Wilbur, Technical Director, Online Trust Alliance
2:55pm Panel: The State of IoT Privacy & Security
Ken Rashbaum, Partner, Barton LLP
Bert Kaminski, Chief Commercial Council, GE Digital
Mitchell Golner, IoT Nation, Moderator
3:25pm Keynote: Security & Privacy in the Internet of Things
4:25pm Discussion
4:55pm Member Announcements
5:00pm Networking

About The Speakers / Panelists

Jeff Wilbur

Jeff Wilbur is the Technical Director of the Online Trust Alliance, an initiative of the Internet Society. He is responsible for integrating, developing, and extending the OTA initiative within the Internet Society’s overall mission and objectives.

Kenneth N. Rashbaum

Kenneth N. Rashbaum advises multinational corporations and healthcare organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity and e-discovery. He counsels these organizations on information management and its compliance with federal, state, and non-U.S. laws. Ken also prepares and negotiates contracts and license agreements and advises clients on cyber risk insurance and other information use safeguards.

Bert Kaminski

Bert Kaminski serves as Chief Commercial Counsel at GE Digital, where he advises all levels of business and executive management on a broad range of technology related-issues. Bert specializes in the Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing, and software licensing, including issues involving privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science.

This is the first such workshop in NYC, and the benefits for the NYC IoT community are not just to take advantage of the vast experience that has gone into the OTA guidelines, but also to contribute to their ongoing development.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.


The Online Trust Alliance is an Internet Society initiative. OTA’s mission is to enhance online trust, user empowerment, and innovation through convening multi-stakeholder initiatives, developing and promoting best practices, ethical privacy practices, and data stewardship.

IoT Nation's mission is to inspire, engage, and connect entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, & enthusiasts worldwide who are active in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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