About the Forum

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What is the Security of Things Forum?

Hosted by The Security Ledger, a leading source for independent news and analysis, The Security of Things Forum (SECoT) brings together thought leaders, executives, security researchers and entrepreneurs for a high-value day of learning and discussion about the tools, technologies, talent and strategies needed to manage the coming flood of intelligent, Internet-connected endpoints.

Should I attend?

The Security of Things Forum is designed to attract stakeholders from many disciplines. Our agenda is technology-focused but suitable for a wide audience from across the (many) vertical industries and sectors that are or will be affected by the growth of the Internet of Things (or Internet of Everything). The Forum is right for you if you are a:

  • C-level executive (CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CSOs)
  • Technology innovator or entrepreneur
  • Technology investor/Venture investor
  • Information technology or Information security professional
  • Policy maker or attorney
  • Hacker (white hat) or independent security researcher
  • Academic
  • Tech media/blogger

What’s the Context?

The market research firm IDC has predicted that the market for so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) technology and services will top $8.9 trillion by the end of this decade. By then, the IoT will comprise an ecosystem of some 212 billion connected devices at that time – 30 billion of them self-governing and “autonomous.”

The changes wrought by the fast-emerging Internet of Things (or Internet of Everything) are profound. Already, ‘old economy’ manufacturing firms like GE are reinventing themselves as agile makers of both software and hardware – the smart equipment that will power 21st century industry. But in the rush to develop new IoT based applications and services, security is in danger of falling by the wayside.

What does this change mean for IT security industry? For enterprises and consumers? For investors and entrepreneurs? The Security of Things Forum will tackle these and other important questions in one, high-impact day of education, discussion and debate.

When is the SECoT Forum happening?

The Security of Things Forum is an intensive, one-day event that takes place on May 7, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the shadow of Harvard University.

We’re pleased to have SECoT be part of the program for Internet of Things Week, a week-long schedule of IoT focused events in and around town that also includes the 5th Annual Auto-ID & Sensing Expo at the MIT Media Lab, the IoT Olympiad and NFC Bootcamp Boston.

Where is SECoT Forum being held?

The Security of Things Forum (SECoT) will take place on May 7, 2014 at the beautiful Sheraton Commander hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.

Located just steps from Cambridge Common, the Harvard Square MBTA Station and the campus of Harvard University, The Sheraton Commander is a AAA-Three Diamond rated hotel and has long been a landmark of the Cambridge community. The Commander is easy to get to by car and public transportation, including the MBTA’s Red Line (Harvard Square Station) and busses. Parking is available. See the section on Venue for directions to the Commander.