James Penney

CTO , Device Authority

Originally a founding-member of Device Authority Ltd, (formerly known as Cryptosoft), James has over 16 years’ experience in both internal and external facing technical roles. James leads the technology strategy and is the technical leader of the business, working closely with the engineering team to improve and develop our IoT security software platform – KeyScaler. James also works closely with a number of key customers and strategic partners to ensure our products fulfil current market requirements, are easy to integrate and use, and meet the IoT security use cases for key industry verticals – IoMT, IIoT, Automotive and Smart Connected Products. Prior to Cryptosoft, James was the lead technical consultant for a European software reseller responsible for designing and delivering PKI-based data security solutions for variety of customers, including SMBs, government agencies, and multinational corporations.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Tuesday, May 16 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 102 B

II1840B - Securing Your Connected Supply Chain

Today’s global supply chains rely on an increasing number of interconnected devices to capture and relay timely data, and the relationship between device and data trust has become closely interlinked. These devices, often located outside of a secure networked environment, have become a favorite target of bad actors. A single disruption to a production line based on compromised device data has been proven to cost an organization 5% of its annual profits. As the complexity of these connected ecosystems increases, organizations require an automated approach to secure the full lifecycle of their connected devices, ensuring adequate protection from cyber-attacks and enabling sustainable, resilient supply chain operations.

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