“The Internet of Things: Are You Secure?” is the topic of The University of Findlay’s day-long 14th Annual Information Assurance Forum, open to the community and hosted by the Computer Science Department and the Findlay-Hancock Alliance Technology Infrastructure Committee. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. , with sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
The cost for the program, which will include breakfast, a lunch buffet, and break, is $45 for those who are not Alliance members, $35 for Alliance members and $10 for non-UF students. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free and can register at http://tinyurl.com/2015-IAForum or by calling (419) 434-4637. Others can register at http://iaforum.net or FindlayHancockAlliance.com (Events).
Speakers will include:
- Tiffany Miracle, partner and senior developer of Watchtower Consulting IT Services. She will provide a high-level overview of the IoT (Internet of Things).
- Michael Morabito, senior security architect in Cardinal Health’s Information Security Office. He will address Internet attacks and how they will change as the population of connected devices on the Internet continues to exponentially proliferate.
- Daniel Behrens, consulting systems engineer for Cisco Systems. His lunch presentation will focus on how organizations are defining a digital strategy to empower them to optimize operations, deliver new products and services, and transform their relationships with customers.
- Mark Cosiano, value stream manager, and Brandon Evans, manufacturing systems lead for Whirlpool Corporation. They will look at the data traffic, software for monitoring, and appliance interconnectivity; and give a demonstration of the potential for fun with future appliances.
- Jack Varney, regional channel manager for Gemalto. He will illustrate how the IoT will impact the automotive industry, including how self-driving cars will create the need for new and diverse security paradigms and trust models.
- Chris Ladd, technical sales engineer for Splunk, Inc. He will provide information regarding data analysis and how dashboards/reports are created to enable businesses to make better decisions.
- Student teams will present findings from a community-based survey of Business Technology Use, and their research and demonstration on the benefits of home automation, and the insecurities associated with the connected home.
- The final session provides students an interactive opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the speakers and sponsors about “Internships from Employers’ Perspectives.”
The Information Assurance Forum is also made possible through the support of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, CentraComm, SG Technologies Group, and Findlay Digital Design.