IEEE to Drive Industry Discussion on Safeguarding of Information in a Digital World

IEEE advances security expertise at RSA Conference 20-24 April 2015

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 1, 2015IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, announced today its participation at RSA Conference 2015, 20-24 April, Moscone Center, San Francisco. IEEE will drive industry discussion and facilitate the sharing of security expertise during sessions and events at this important conference addressing IT and Internet Security.

"The exponential growth and expansion of the Internet of Things, the advent of “smart everything,” and the intersection of open source and open standards are creating new and exciting opportunities fueled by the cross-pollination of applications and services that previously existed in their own confines,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair, IEEE Internet Initiative and IEEE P2413TM working group; director, special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “At the same time, it is important to address vulnerabilities that could be created in the process. IEEE will be contributing to meaningful dialog at RSA on the future of API regulation and development, human/technology relationships, IoT security, and more. By convening global experts, IEEE will help lead important discussions, drive collaboration, and contribute to technologies and practices that will better serve humanity."

IEEE’s outreach at RSA is a natural extension of its open, global, collaborative work in cybersecurity in several areas:

  • The IEEE Internet Initiative, launched in 2015 dedicates efforts to amplifying the voice of the technical community in the global technology policy-making process to inform and influence debate and decisions and to help ensure trustworthy technology solutions and best practices.
  • The IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, which established the  IEEE Center for Secure Design to shift industry focus from finding bugs to identifying common design flaws.
  • The IEEE-SA Industry Connections Security Group, which pools experience and resources to combat the systematic and rapid rise in threats to computer security.

RSA participants can connect with IEEE and its partners at a series of sessions, peer-to-peer events, discussions, and social gatherings, including:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:30-4:20pm, West Room 3004
HOW TO AVOID THE TOP TEN SOFTWARE SECURITY FLAWS
Gary McGraw, CTO, Cigital
Find out how to mitigate risk by avoiding the top ten software security flaws defined by the IEEE Center for Secure Design.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5:00pm, Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
NON-PROFITS ON THE LOOSE @ RSA 2015, SPONSORED BY IEEE STANDARDS ASSOCIATION
Join APWG, FIDO Alliance, Kantara Initiative, and the National Cyber Security Alliance to meet industry and government leaders for an evening of networking, fun, food, and drinks at the eclectic Minna Gallery.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:20-11:10am, West Room 3012
ARE DIGITAL ANONYMITY AND “RIGHT TO FORGET” THE NEW SNAKE OIL?
Joni Brennan, IEEE technology evangelist for trust and identity
This peer-to-peer discussion examines how privacy and security professionals can realistically engage to develop strategies that address the global need for better identity-management policies and technology solutions.

Wednesday, April 22, 11:30am-12:20pm, West Room 3012
LET’S TALK SECURITY AND ADOPTION OF IPv6: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY?
Chris Grundemann, director, Deployment and Operationalization, Internet Society
This peer-to-peer session examines the security implications of IPv6--in particular, considerations that recognize the similarities and differences of the security approaches in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 8:00-8:50am, West Room 3008
ON THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMAN / DEVICE RELATIONSHIPS
Ian Glazer, senior director, Identity at Salesforce; Eve Maler, vice president, Innovation and Emerging Technology, ForgeRock
In this Kantara Initiative produced session, attendees will learn how the established and developing laws of relationships between people, entities and things provide an innovative view of the landscape for Identity Relationship Management.

April 20-24, 2015, North Exhibit Hall D, Booth 4311
IEEE BOOTH AT RSA TRADE SHOW
Drop by the IEEE Computer Society booth to connect with IEEE and learn more about the dynamic role IEEE is playing in technology development and cybersecurity.

IEEE Standards Association will also host a private, round-table discussion on 22 April 2015, 5:30-8:30pm on API regulation with industry leaders Bret Hartmann, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cisco; Kin Lane, API Evangelist, Open API Commons; Matt McLarty, Vice President, The API Academy, CA Technologies; Monique Morrow, CTO and Evangelist for New Frontiers, Cisco; Hadi Nahari, Chief Security Architect, NVIDIA and Rob Zazueta, Director Platform Strategy, Mashery, an Intel Company. The session’s discussion will be recorded and available for viewing after the event.

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