Solving IoT Security?

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Map

Free to attend for both BCS Members


Paul Simmonds and Jon Howes


  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Light refreshments and networking
  • 6:30pm - 7:15pm - Talk
  • 7:15pm - 7:30pm - Q&A followed by refreshments


Imagine a world where you interact with hundreds if not thousands of IoT devices. Currently each has their own web-site or enrolment process; clearly this will not scale.

The key tenants of privacy and primacy apply here; and surveys say that people want to maintain control of their relationships with their devices and more importantly their data; meanwhile large corporations are vying to control it all for you.

The challenge is when I buy my new car, how do I make it “my car”; why I buy my new IoT enabled light-bulb do I make it “my light-bulb” or “my families light-bulb” or “this houses light-bulb”; when I have an IoT enabled pacemaker fitted, how do I make it “my pacemaker” and more importantly how do I control who can see the data (all of “Organisation NHS”?) but only my cardiologist can modify it?

The current generation of digital identity fails to solve these problems; and getting the next generation of digital identity (Identity 3.0) right is key if IoT is going to be secure and acceptable to the general public

About the speakers:

Paul Simmonds, CEO,Global Identity Foundation

Paul SimmondsPaul is the CEO of the Global Identity Foundation, as well as a consulting CISO. He co-founded the Jericho Forum and was previously the Global CISO for AstraZeneca and ICI. He’s been awarded both “Chief Security Officer of the Year” and "Best Security Implementation" at the SC Magazine Awards and is twice listed as one of Network World’s “most powerful people in networking”. Paul sits on the global advisory board of a number of global companies. Paul is also one of the three global editors of the CSA v3 guidance document. Paul’s linked-in profile is:

Topic: Security in the IoT: Needs, Differences from IT, and new directions

Jon Howes, Independent Advisor to the IoT Security Foundation

Jon Howes

Jon Howes is VP Strategy at Secure Things and an Independent Advisor to the IoT Security Foundation. He has delivered results in product management and market engagement for many high growth start-ups since 1993. He also applied his IoT and security knowledge in the role of Technology Director for leading IoT market consultancy Beecham Research in the four years prior to joining Secure Things.

Jon’s strategic planning capabilities have been applied to sectors as wide-ranging as consumer, automotive, smart grid and healthcare.

Jon is also currently contributing to community efforts as Advisor to the Executive Steering Board at the IoT Security Foundation.

Leading R&D and marketing activities with Fujitsu and Ferranti in the preceding years, Jon helped launch many types of products including some of the first GSM cellular solutions. He combines a strong technical background particularly in wireless, semiconductor and security technologies with deep market knowledge of IoT-related sectors.


Listen to the talk

PDF Icon IoT Security - Jon Howes

PDF Icon Solving IoT Security - Paul Simmonds