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Bringing Security, Privacy and Authentication to the Forefront of the Internet of Things

Security and privacy are top priorities as the Internet of Things (IoT) creates an increasingly connected world—connected devices are expected to reach 21 billion by the year 2020. The Security of Things, the Smart Card Alliance’s newest event, takes a deep dive into the advantages and challenges IoT presents across every market, including payments, transportation, industrial, government, manufacturing, M2M, consumer and healthcare, and highlights the need for secure IoT architectures using embedded security and privacy technology.

Don’t miss this event, the best venue to learn, communicate and network with fellow IoT security industry colleagues!

With a history of success in hosting industry events involving emerging markets and secure chip technology, the Smart Card Alliance is bringing together experts from both the IoT and security communities to discuss the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving security and privacy in IoT.

A Deep Dive into the Security of Things

With a history of success in hosting industry events involving emerging markets and secure chip technology, the Smart Card Alliance is bringing together experts from both the IoT and security communities to discuss the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving security and privacy in IoT.

Thought Leaders in IoT Security

Is Your Barbie Doll Spying on You? Why Security is a Must in Every IoT Device

The security and privacy of IoT-enabled devices is a popular topic amongst connected car manufacturers, smart home developers and connected wearables. But as seemingly harmless things like Barbie dolls, stuffed animals and toy droids become connected to the IoT (and they are), what measures are being taken to ensure the security and privacy of those devices, if any? And is security a concern for something so ordinary?

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Is Security Baked into your IoT Design?

If you’re designing a connected device for the Internet of Things (IoT), there are six key IoT design mistakes to avoid, Gianfranco Bonanome writes on TechTarget’s IoT Agenda. Bonanome addresses points such as whether you should even connect your device, if your design is scalable, and most importantly, when to consider your security approach.

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What It All Boils Down to: There’s No Room for Lax IoT Security

A fully connected world isn’t as far off as you might think. Gartner says 5.5 million new “things” are being connected every day, and by 2020, there will be 21 billion connected devices in the market.

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Hotel / Venue

The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare

5555 N River Road, Rosemont Illinois, 60018

Easily accessible from the I-294 and I-90 expressways, the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare is conveniently located only minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The hotel is adjacent to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and connected via an enclosed sky bridge for all-weather access.

For out of town attendees, we have reserved a room block at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare.

Featured Speaker and Attendee Companies

Official hashtag: #SecurityOfThings2016


Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance

Sami Nassar, Vice President and General Manager, NXP Semiconductors

Eric Ridvan Üner, CTO and Chief Scientist, Redwall Technologies

Christopher Caen, Publisher at ReadWrite and Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illumio

A roundtable panel of experts from the SCA IoT Security Council Management Committee discuss the council’s mission, its place in the broader IoT marketplace, and current projects and deliverables planned for 2016/2017.

  • Moderator:     Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance
  • Panelists: Willy Dommen, Accenture; Christopher Williams, Exponent; Gonda Lamberink, UL

  • Moderator:    Thomas Lockwood, NextGen ID
  • Evolving Role of Smart Cards in IoT    Damon Kachur, Giesecke & Devrient
  • Secure Elements for IoT Security    Nicholas Vondrak, Safran
  • Hardware Security and IoT    Jasper van Woudenberg, Riscure

  • Moderator:    Brian Russell, Giesecke & Devrient
  • Securing IoT with GlobalPlatform Components    Kevin Gillick, GlobalPlatform
  • Using NFC to Provision IoT Devices    Brian Romansky, Trustpoint
  • Using Embedded UiCC for IoT    Herve Pierre, SIMAlliance

1:30 PM
Featured Speaker: Digital Trust Ecosystem

Dr. Chris Edwards, Chief Technology Officer, Intercede

  • Moderator:    Oliver Manahan, Infineon
  • IoT and the Connected Car    John O’Malley, Giesecke & Devrient
  • The Intersection of IoT and Payments    Jordan McKee, 451 Research
  • Healthcare Industry Use Models for IoT    Brian Abe, NIST NCCoE

  • Moderator:    Jon Payne, Intercede
  • Samsung Knox and with Smart card Based Credential Management    Shakti Ashirvad, Samsung
  • Mobile Biometric Authentication    David Harding, Imageware
  • IoT Security, Blockchain, and TEE    Steven Sprague, Rivetz Corp

Craig Spiezle, Executive Director, Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

  • Moderator:    Robert Merkert, Sr, Advanced Card Systems, LTD
  • Biometrics and PII in IoT: The Evolution of Consumer Centric Identity    Maxine Most, Acuity Market Intelligence
  • Connected Government: IoT for States    Amy Hille Glasscock, NASCIO
  • Biometric Authentication and IoT    Andrea Choiner, Novetta

  • Moderator:    Kelly Urban, First Data
  • Trusted IoT Devices through Third Party Security Evaluations    Ernst Bovelander, Brightsight
  • Testing Security, Usability, and Standards Compliance, and Usability in Mobile and Connected Devices    Christopher Williams, Exponent
  • IoT Security Assurance    Gonda Lamberink, UL

Craig Spiezle, Executive Director, Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

  • Moderator:    Stu Cox, Giesecke & Devrient
  • IoT Video Camera Devices    Dr. Chris Edwards, Intercede
  • Secure and Easy Provisioning of Payment Wearables    Touhid Choudhury, KONA
  • Securing IoT Payments Between Devices and Merchants    Stefan Barbu, NXP Semiconductors

  • Moderator:    Sree Swaminathan, First Data
  • Provisioning and Managing Identities of Devices    Jack Jania, Gemalto
  • IoT Authentication and Mobile Security    Imran Hajimusa, Verifone
  • Balancing Convenience with Protection    David Britton, Experian

This session will invite leaders from the IoT Security Council to review the major takeaways of the conference, discuss the future projects planned for the IoT Security Council, and solicit input from attendees on identifying the IoT security priorities for the marketplace.

  • Moderator:     Cathy Medich, Smart Card Alliance
  • Panelists:     Jerome Schang, NXP Semiconductors; Nicholas Vondrak, Safran; Willy Dommen, Accenture

Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance

Why Attend?

Comprehensive IoT Security and Privacy Coverage

Discover how different industries like payments, healthcare, smart cities, transportation and others are collaborating on standards and best practices for secure IoT frameworks.

Unparalleled Learning Opportunities

Learn why the industry needs secure IoT architectures that incorporate embedded security and privacy, and hear best practices for incorporating these secure architectures into designs for connected devices.

Connect with Industry Leaders and Technology Providers

Network with executives and thought leaders across all verticals of IoT. Smart Card Alliance events offer networking opportunities that are second to none!

Sponsoring & Exhibiting

This highly-focused event provides unique promotional opportunities for companies in the IoT security and security technology industries to showcase their products and services. Showcase your company, IT solutions and integration services to a receptive audience of decision-makers.

For sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, click here, or contact Bryan Ichikawa at [email protected] or 1-703-582-7862.



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Registration Fees

Registration is open! Be sure to register early to take advantage of early bird rates. Smart Card Alliance members may be eligible for complimentary passes or discounted fees with early registration.

Limited Time Offer!

Member organizations are eligible for additional complimentary registrations, but only if you register early and book your hotel in advance! Register by October 7, and receive a free 2-Day pass!

  • Register by 10/7 and receive additional free 2-Day passes!
  • Price increases to $895 on October 8
  • Price increases to $1045 on October 8

Cancellation Policy: All fees will be refunded for cancellations received in writing by September 16, 2016. No refunds are available for cancellations after September 16, 2016. Substitutions are permitted at any time. For assistance, contact Jaci Sauvé at 203-405-6665, or [email protected].

About Member Registration: Smart Card Alliance member organizations receive a credit equal to the cost of a two day attendee pass. Codes were emailed to the main point of contact at each organization. Smart Card Alliance members automatically receive discount rates for additional (paid) registrations–no code is required. For a list of Smart Card Alliance members, click here.

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