IoT Printing - The Unloved Elephant in the Room

When: 2nd Aug 2017, 18:30 - 2nd Aug 2017, 20:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: Joint BCS Software Practice Advancement (SPA) and BCS DevSecOps SGs
Price: Free
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Refreshments and sandwiches from 6.00pm.


With connected devices from kettles and refrigerators to heating and cooling and fitness tracking devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the _consumer_ world by storm. This event focuses on what all the hype means for IoT printing in the _business_ world.

It is predicted that the average business expects to be dealing with 7,000 IoT devices over the next 18 months with smaller businesses expected to have more, which has increased the number of opportunities and entry points for cyber criminals to infiltrate a business. In this context, little attention is paid to such entry points via connected IoT printing, often thought of as a neglected server sitting in a corner. With the cyber landscape constantly evolving, information security officers and risk managers, among others enterprise-wide, need to be aware of relevant vulnerabilities and security challenges of IoT printing - many often left out of consideration.

The speaker addresses how the implementation of measures such as simple authentication processes and smart asset controls not only prevents many commonly occurring security incidents, but also facilitates business risk management to gain corporate competitive advantage.

About the Presenter

QUENTYN TAYLOR worked for outsourced service providers, Internet service providers and Dotcom businesses until joining Canon Europe in 2000, where he is currently Director of Information Security.

Known in the industry for being one of its most progressive security professionals, Quentyn has created one of the most diverse and respected teams in the company, striving to drive a more mature attitude to risk. Due to his focus on results, he was personally selected by the CIO to run Canon’s Tiger Team, focusing on resolving high profile IT issues. As part of his information security role, Quentyn now focuses on helping the business use security as a competitive advantage in both product solution design and development.