Rob Black

Managing Principal, Fractional CISO

Rob Black, CISSP, is the "IoT Security Guy." He is the Founder and Managing Principal of Fractional CISO. Besides IoT and cybersecurity, Rob has extensive web services and cloud solutions experience. He has held product and corporate security leadership positions at PTC ThingWorx, Axeda and RSA Security. Rob received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. One is in Computer Science and the other is System Science and Engineering. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Rob is the inventor of three security patents. He speaks at conferences and blogs about IoT security.

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Session Details

Monday, June 18 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 102 AB

s750 - Everything You Need to Know About IoT Safety, Security, and Blockchain: Myths, Tips, and Trends To Consider

Join this expert-led panel and learn everything you can about IoT Safety and Security, and Blockchain in 45-minutes! Concerned about cybersecurity for your IoT project? You should be… This session will cover what you need for your IoT security architecture including practical ways to secure a device and figure out what you will need to use and apply security throughout the application stack. There are different ways and different product options to think about in IoT deployments. This session tries to categorize, prioritize, and generally make sense of what's out there right now when it comes to securing IoT. The aim is to make sure you don't miss important areas of vulnerabilities, think strategically about tradeoffs you'll have to make, and provide the best possible protections.

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Tuesday, June 19 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM 253 AB (Security of Things Forum)

s911 - Missing in Action: IoT Standards

Fractional CISO Founder Rob Black will give the lay of the land on Internet of Things security and privacy standards, then lead an animated discussion/debate of the challenges in using IoT security frameworks. Among the topics discussed: identifying existing standards and best practices and addressing gaps in existing IoT security standards.

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