Wireless Security and the Internet of Things

Brought to you by The Connected Devices Group

If you believe the futurologists, then the Internet of Things is going to be the next big thing, with up to 50 billion connected devices in 2020 - an order of magnitude greater than the number of mobile phones.

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About the event

You can already see the start of that, whether it is smart meters, connected signs, or the increasing number of wearable fitness devices. This half day seminar will look at the state of security implementation in these products, both for the commercial and consumer market and provides practical advice for companies moving into this area.

 
More and more Internet of Things products are appearing on the market, as start-ups and established companies combine to increase the momentum in this area.  With up to 50 billion connected devices transmitting or acting on data, it’s important that designers understand the requirements of security and privacy.  

 

This seminar will look at the state of security implementation in these products, both for the commercial and consumer market and provides practical advice for companies moving into this area.

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Please note delegates who attend this event are invited to attend the Founders’ Dinner pre-dinner drinks, taking place at Downing College, Cambridge and kindly jointly sponsored by Microlease and Agilent

 
This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £155.00 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up
 
We have limited display table opportunities available for this popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact sponsorship@cambridgewireless.co.uk for further information.

 

You can follow @cambwireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWCD.

This SIG is championed by Antony Rix of TTP Group, Tim Whittaker of Cambridge Consultants, Nick Hunn of WiFore Consulting and Paul Green of Arkessa. We are also extremely grateful to Microlease and Agilent for their joint sponsorship of this event. To follow this SIG on Twitter, @cambwireless, please use #CWCD

Sponsored by Microlease

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Sponsored by Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies, the world’s premier measurement company offers a full range of the latest wireless test equipment that spans the entire lifecycle from early design and development through to volume manufacturing, network deployment and service assurance. For more information, please visit www.agilent.co.uk

Agenda

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13:30

Registration and Networking over coffee (please note lunch is not provided at this event)

14:15

Introduction to the Cambridge Wireless Connected Devices SIG by SIG Champion Antony Rix of The Technology Partnership (TTP)

14:25

Introduction to our joint sponsors from George Acris of Microlease

14:35

Security and the Internet of Things; Nick Hunn, CTO, WiFore Consulting / Connected Devices SIG Champion

14:55

Q&A

15:00

Flatpacked Wireless Security; Daniel Ryan, Research and Development Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor

Daniel’s talk will cover the practical aspects of implementing a proprietary security solution for a low-power low-cost wireless chip. Using Nordic's Gazell Pairing protocol as an example, Daniel will discuss the advantages and risks of using non-standards based security. Strong encryption and authentication is a good starting point, but what confidence can you have against attacks based on its physical implementation, unique to your device? This all has to be done with an eye on cost and power consumption, while making it as easy as possible for customers to pick it up and start using it.

15:20

Q&A

15:25

Weightless Security; Amyas Phillips, Chair, Weightless SIG Security Group

Weightless is a standard for wide-area machine to machine communications having very low total cost of ownership. Achieving this requires strictly minimising overheads due to network management and security on messaging sent over the air. This talk will briefly introduce Weightless 1.0 and describe how its security approach is designed to facilitate m2m applications.

15:45

Q&A

15:50

Refreshment Break

16:20

Security for the Wireless Internet of Things; Robin Heydon, Global Standards, CSR

The Internet of Things changes how we have to think of wireless security. Pairing and device to device bonding is no longer a viable technology for the billions of wireless sensors that will be scattered around. This talk will examine the problems and suggest some possible solutions that can provide islands of security, along with easy installation

16:40

Q&A

16:45

RFID – the good, the bad and the ugly; David Johnston, Senior Information Assurance Consultant, Mass Consulting

David will discuss the implementation of RFID technologies on the education sector, through integrating chips into our passports, and also focus on Disney Land’s $1 billion Magic + system to explore the good, the bad and the ugly of RFID technologies.

17:05

Q&A

17:10

Liz Fitzsimons, Legal Director, Eversheds LLP

17:30

Q&A

17:35

Panel Session with all speakers – Chaired by Tim Whittaker of Cambridge Consultants

18:15

Fill in evaluation forms / Event closes

Speakers

Liz Fitzsimons - Legal Director, Eversheds Sutherland

Liz specialises in data protection and freedom of information, particularly in relation to international issues and transfers.
 
She has a great deal of experience with multi party and multi country compliance issues and programmes and works with a specialist team on such projects. Recent work has included a 'three projects in one' compliance programme across 41 jurisdictions world wide for one US multi national and a European wide occupational health data programme for another.
 
Liz has worked with clients in relation to privacy issues on pan European and trans Atlantic e-discovery in litigation, SOX and ethics compliance, data sharing agreements and protocols, centralization of IT/HR systems, data warehousing and advice on customer relationship management systems.
 
Liz has also assisted clients with advice on security breaches, security obligations and reporting, privacy issues on outsourcing, data policies and protection of confidential material.

Robin Heydon - Senior Director, Technology, Qualcomm Technologies International

Nick Hunn - CTO, WiFore Consulting

For the past thirty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M, IoT, wearables, smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of 'The Essentials of Short Range Wireless' - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.

Amyas Phillips - Research Entrepreneur, Arm

Amyas Phillips (ARM)

Daniel Ryan - Research and Development Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor ASA

SIG Champions

Paul Green - Creative Director, Iotic

Paul originated Arkessa in 2006 - the business that provides remote internet services to multitudes of machines. He is currently creating the services Arkessa will offer in five year's time. His professional life combined engineering and science has taken him through a variety of roles, including design and production engineering, business planning, marketing and corporate sales, mainly in the telecommunications sector. Interestingly, the first product he introduced to manufacture is now is in the Science Museum in London. A passionate and committed Christian, Paul is as excited about materials science and quantum physics as he is interested in railways, walking, skiing and the natural world.

Nick Hunn - CTO, WiFore Consulting

For the past thirty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M, IoT, wearables, smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of 'The Essentials of Short Range Wireless' - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.

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Tim Whittaker - Wireless Audio/Visual & DECT systems, Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants was started in 1960 to pioneer the delivery of independent design and development services in electronic, mechanical and product engineering: we are one of the founder companies of the high-technology Cambridge Phenomenon. Our history of world-class services is augmented by our development of intellectual property in areas including telecommunications, software, silicon, medical devices, machine learning, and by more than 20 successful spin-out ventures. Today Cambridge Consultants employs over 900 world-class engineers, scientists, project managers and technicians with offices in Cambridge UK, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo; we provide the full range of services for excellent product design to a worldwide client base in the wireless, consumer, industrial, energy and medical markets. Tim Whittaker is a System Architect in the Wireless business unit, where he has taken the technical lead in projects using radio
standards like Bluetooth, ZigBee, DECT, and in the creation of specialist communications schemes for new applications, or to use new spectrum allocations.

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Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ

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