IoT Security Foundation Annual Conference: Knowing It’s Safe To Connect

December 5th, IET Savoy Place London

**Early Bird Tickets End on 31st October**

Conference Overview

Moving beyond headlines and horror stories to showcase real experiences of resilient, fit-for-purpose security.

A founding value of IoTSF is “security first”. This speaks to the fact that good security has to be considered from the beginning of the lifecycle and, along with our third value “resilience”, maintained throughout. Much of the work carried out by IoTSF to date has deliberately prioritised the vendor side of the equation for the simple reason that if security capabilities are not provided from the start, fit-for-purpose security is challenged.

Yet, what about the user side of the equation? Does the IoT market understand the implication of insecurity to their business? Do purchasers know what good security looks like or how to ask for it? Are there good examples of how security should be done? This is the next phase of our work – taking security expertise into the application domain.

The 2017 IoTSF annual conference will bring vendors and users together with security experts, researchers and key stakeholders to discuss security “in the round”. Attendees will learn how companies are providing security capabilities and how users are implementing them. This will be framed by a bigger picture view of the contemporary issues and take a look into the future with a view from the research agenda.


Outline Agenda

  • Session 1: The IoT Security Big Picture

    In this session we take a high level look at IoT Security from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), have an address from the Foundation’s chairman, and host a business panel exploring how we drive adoption by changing the negative perceptions of cost and fear that surround the security industry.

  • Session 2: IoT Security Research Themes

    Bringing together highly respected and senior academics, in this session we provide briefings and thought provoking talks that further address aspects of IoT security that impact industry.

  • Session 3: IoT Security in Action #1

    This is the first of two real-world case study sessions looking at praxis of IoT security from those who have done it and have stories to tell.

    This first session includes an in-depth example from a company that rapidly deployed a consumer product and then had to deal with  the prevailing issues, fix errors and manage the business impact. Ultimately the narrative is a story of bad to good, attendees will learn how to avoid a number of the hazards that trip up many new-to-connected-market companies.

    The session will host a panel session to further illuminate best practices born from experience and educate the audience as to how to go about product security (and how not to).

  • Session 4: IoT Security in Action #2

    In the second case-study session, the virtues of a collaborative approach to security are explored, and how partnerships can deliver superior business value over the life cycle of the IoT product and service.

    The session will also be rounded off with an expert panel, providing further insights as to how organisations can leverage security capabilities for business benefit.


Senior NCSC Speaker

Opening Keynote Address

Read NCSC Bio

Professor Christof Paar

Chair for Embedded Security

Ruhr University

“Securing the IoT: High-speed Cryptography and Edward Snowden”

Read Christof’s Bio

Professor Paul Dorey


IoT Security Foundation

Read Paul’s Bio

Robin Duke-Woolley


Beecham Research

The Business Case for Security – shifting from cost to value, and from fear to opportunity

Read Robin’s Bio

Professor Tom Sorell

Professor of Politics and Philosophy

University of Warwick

“The Ethics of IoT”

Read Tom’s Bio

Professor Rachel Cooper OBE

Distinguished Professor of Design Management

Lancaster University

Read Rachel’s Bio

Dave Locke

Offering Manager

IoT Partner Management & Ecosystem



Read Dave’s Bio

Dr James McKenzie



Read James’s Bio

More speakers will be announced shortly

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

2017 Sponsors

2017 Exhibitors

We have different levels of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at a first come, first served basis.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email IoTSF Conference Team.

Early Bird Pricing

Early Bird Conference Tickets are available to 31st October:

  • IoTSF Member Ticket £245
  • Non-Member Ticket £295
  • Academia £145

Prices are ex-VAT

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