26 February - 1 March 2018

Exhibitor Zone Press Zone


IoT Security & the Blockchain

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Date & Time

Monday, 26 Feb

11:00 - 12:10


Hall 4 Auditorium 4


The scale of IoT is ever increasing, and use cases multiplying. Given the complexity and volume of devices, how does the industry agree on IoT security guidelines? Whilst industry bodies, the GSMA amongst them, have released work on this topic, the sheer scale, variety and therefore complexity, makes consensus difficult. Recent hacks have proven this point and the acute need for a wider initiative. Within this discussion we look at the role specific technologies, such as blockchain or hardware-based security, can take in the IoT. While some risk is inevitable, the industry must ensure that the balance between risk and reward is right to ensure businesses and consumers adopt the new technology and services enabled by IoT.