Securing smart things in the zero trust era

Session Abstract:

2020 calls for continuous adaptive contextual security for all the smart things out there due to the bar set by the popular Zero Trust model. In a world where data centers are without walls, and now networks are without perimeters, it is hard to trust anything without continuously authenticating every smart thing and segmenting it to a fine-grain level for clarity. As the saying goes, “Hindsight is always 20/20”; as we look back, we recognize that had security, trust and privacy were simple, our systems would have hummed. Going into 2020, we must commit to keeping security, trust and privacy simple so that the tiny IoT sensors are able to connect, collaborate and communicate without complexity.


Dipto Chakravarty
Chair of IoT Community SPTIoTCoE (Security, Privacy & Tust Center of Excellence)

Dipto Chakravarty is the author of three best-selling books on computer architecture and cybersecurity from McGraw-Hill and Wiley that have been translated in five languages. He has 11 patents to his credit in security, AI and cloud, holds a B.S and M.S in Computer Science and Elec Engineering from U. of Maryland, GMP from Harvard Business School and EMBA from Wharton School, U. Penn. He is a member of IoT Community Advisory Board and the Chair of the Security, Trust and Privacy CoE, he is a board member at RANK Software, and CTO at Exostar. He previously served as the SVP and general manager at CA Technologies, and EVP of Products at J2 Global (formerly ThreatTrack), and earlier as the general manager for SaaS Cloud Security at HP (formerly Novell). Dipto has been an executive at four public companies (CA, IBM, NOVL, TRI) and four entrepreneurial startups to date with successful exits.

Advisory Board

The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Dipto will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.

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