Chapter Meeting - Friday, August 21, 2020, 11:30-13:00

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Chapter Meeting, Friday, August 21, 2020, 11:30a-1:00p

Due to the continuing pandemic, the meeting will be held via Zoom.

Please register (registration opens at noon, August 1). Zoom meeting details will be sent to all registered participants.


Title:  The Absolutely Terrifying Status  of the Internet of Things

Abstract: Faced with a hockey stick growth trajectory, and little agreement on responsibility for management and/or security, the internet of things, especially as it pertains to cybersecurity is very scary. IoT– or the software-operated network of physical devices, vehicles, doorbells, etc. has become a normal part of our daily lives.  They are fun, useful, efficient but also an easy attack vector for cybercrime.  How can we limit this problem?

There have been great strides in tackling this issue in the past couple of years. In the course our presentation we will discuss:

·        What the current & future IoT cyber security landscape looks like

·        The current and anticipated device threat vectors

·        How to eliminate the blind spot in cyber security represented by IoT devices

Join Rainer Richter, Managing Director for IoT Inspector, and Dr. Tim Brand, VP of Security & Compliance for Level 5 Tech Group to learn about the very scary IoT of Things landscape and real world answers.


Timothy Brand, Ph. D.
VP Security and Resiliency 
Level 5 Technology Group

Dr. Brand has over 30 years’ experience in international and domestic business development, and international relations. He successfully builds and maintains relationships with senior foreign and domestic government and business leaders. Dr. Brand served as a Regional Director of International Market Development for Honeywell International and aided the U.S. Department of State as a Senior Negotiator for International Trade Controls.  He led senior cross-departmental teams in evaluating the political, economic and national security implications of technology transfer to allies and potential adversaries. He brings this knowledge to the cyber security world.

 Rainer M. Richter

Managing Director

IoT Inspector GmbH

Rainer M. Richter is Managing Director at IoT Inspector GmbH. He has more than 35 years of experience in General Management and Sales Management in the IT & Telecoms Industry with a strong focus in Cyber Security and IT. In 1997, he was the first employee of Ipsilon Networks in the CEE region. Following the acquisition by Nokia, he first led the growth of the security business in the CEE and later EMEA region. Subsequently, he was responsible for the go-to-market of all of Nokia’s new security technologies in EMEA and APAC. He then built the sales and channel structures for various IT and cybersecurity companies in EMEA and also held strategic cybersecurity advisory mandates. Before the Spin-Off of IoT Inspector from SEC Technologies he had there the responsibility for setting up all channel activities. Rainer holds an Engineering degree in Telecommunications, High Frequency Technology and Micro Electronics.

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
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