IoT Thames Valley Meetup #24 Speakers

We have a great set of presentations lined up for the IoT Thames Valley Meetup #24 on 13th February:

  • Adam Armer, Vodafone, talking about Digital Buildings & IoT, a move from passive to active where the building becomes an agile platform for the delivery of a range of different services
  • Andy Clark, Oracle, will talk about how the World’s first AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global honey bee populations
  • Rob McDonald, Peter Brett Associates, will provide an update on forthcoming Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster £1.73m Challenge Fund calls
  • Richard Kinder, Wirepas, will be showcasing a number of sensor devices powered by Wirepas Mesh designed for commercial and industrial IoT applications such as smart building and factory systems. Also a live demo of indoor location capabilities and how to build from sensor to cloud using Node-RED and AWS will be shown.
  • Atul Wahi, JT International, will talk about euicc/esims enabling OEMs in the connected world
  • Jonathan Hilliard, Newbury Innovation, will talk about their extensive experience in adding connectivity to new and existing products, allowing them to communicate with smartphones, smart home hubs and other IOT devices
  • Robin Kennedy, Knowledge Transfer Network, will talk about the Cyber Security Academic Start-up Accelerator Programme
  • Lia Richards, IoT Tech Expo, will explain why you need to attend IoT Tech Expo Global 2019 and offer IoT Thames Valley Meetup members a special discount to attend the conference.

IoT Thames Valley Meetup #23 Speakers

We have a great line up of speakers for the IoT Thames Valley  Meetup on 21st November and you will see below details of the talks that will be given by the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, OCF Data, Cisco, and Anglia. There are also details about a new MSc IoT with Entrepreneurship from City, University of London.

Speakers/Talks:

1.  Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre : the journey towards the digitization of Engineering and Manufacturing
Richard Lanyon-Hogg, Director of Informatics, AMRC

2. Industry 4.0 – A plain English translation for Manufacturers
Prof. Cliff Brereton, Director, OCF DATA
The UK manufacturing sector has a productivity gap with most of its competitors. A lack of adoption of Industry 4.0 methods and technologies is partly responsible for this, but primarily it is the longstanding issues such as down-time, yield and throughput that are the real culprits of underperformance. Yet these traditional manufacturing challenges and the deployment of Industry 4.0 are linked together in so much as one is the answer to the other. During this brief presentation, we will look at these productivity challenges and how using Industry 4.0 techniques can make a positive difference to manufacturing productivity for all, from large enterprises to privately owned SME’s.

3.  Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0
Stuart Traynor, Solutions Architect, Cisco

Industry 4.0, is driving manufacturing organisations to rapidly adopt new technologies including, Robotics, Industrial IoT, Mobility, Collaboration and Analytics to help drive efficiences. Unfortunately, more devices and connections also open the door to new cyber-security risks, and previous generations of industrial control systems were not conceived with security or the IP connectivity needed in mind.

Traditional guidance to create air gapped and siloed networks is no longer relevant in today’s world which needs to make use of the data generated on the factory floor and cloud services. This session looks to explore how standards and technology are evolving in order to allow organisations to effectively adopt Industry 4.0 whilst maintaining the required level of security. Within this session we will discuss two examples (enterprise and SMB) to explore the different challenges and approaches required to evolve security in the manufacturing environment.

Stuart is Solutions Architect within Cisco UKI Technology Office with a focus on working with manufacturing customers as they look move towards Industry 4.0

4. Securing and monetizing data in the cloud
Andrew Pockson, Marketing Manager, Anglia

Andrew will discuss solutions for securing the data from the IoT ‘thing’ out via various connectivity options. Included will also be how to monetize the service, to get on-going revenue from the hardware solution.

5. MSc IoT with Entrepreneurship
The Engineering School at City, University of London is offering a new Msc IoT with Entrepreneurship programme:

https://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/internet-of-things-with-entrepreneurship

This programme is unique in a couple of ways: it is centred around student design projects that are industry-oriented; and a substantial entrepreneurship component is delivered by our highly rated Cass Business School.

Modules include: IoT Security; IoT Technologies; Data Analytics; Entrepreneurship; Communication Networks.

Researcher Successfully Hacked In-Flight Airplanes – From the Ground

From DarkReading Article:

IOActive researcher will demonstrate at Black Hat USA how satellite equipment can be ‘weaponized’

It’s been four years since researcher Ruben Santamarta rocked the security world with his chilling discovery of major vulnerabilitiesin satellite equipment that could be abused to hijack and disrupt communications links to airplanes, ships, military operations, and industrial facilities.

Santamarta has now proven out those findings and taken his research to the level of terrifying, by successfully hacking into in-flight airplane WiFi networks and satcom equipment from the ground. “As far as I know I will be the first researcher that will demonstrate that it’s possible to hack into communications devices on an in-flight aircraft … from the ground,” he says.

He accessed on-board WiFi networks including passengers’ Internet activity, and also was able to reach the planes’ satcom equipment, he says, all of which in his previous research he had concluded – but not proven – was possible. And there’s more: “In this new research, we also managed to get access to important communications devices in the aircraft,” Santamarta, principal security consultant with IO/Active, says.

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup – 2017 Highlights

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup highlights for 2017 include: our 3rd Anniversary in May; a growth in membership to 1,300 people and excellent presentations from startups to large enterprises right across the IoT ecosystem including:

  • Ocado Technologies
  • Schneider Electric
  • Dashboard
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Vodafone
  • KTN
  • Logi Analytics
  • Honeywell
  • Review Displays
  • Rescon
  • BSI
  • Dell EMC
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Device Authority
  • Sixis
  • BCS
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Surrey University
  • GSMA
  • Abacode
  • Sony
  • Wirepas
  • Voytech Systems
  • T&VS
  • Adaptive Wireless Solutions
  • Think Engineer

A special thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

  • Green Park
  • KTN (Innovate UK)
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Logi Analytics
  • Anderson Young
  • LynxPro
  • Review Display Systems
  • BCS (Berkshire Branch)
  • Device Authority
  • Surrey University
  • Kemuri

In 2018, I plan to hold another 5 events spread across the year.

The next Meetup is on the evening of 7th February 2018.

Too cold to work? School closed? Sure your BMS hasn’t been hacked?

Pen Test Partners have been reviewing the security of Building Management Systems and the findings are not good, see their article here:

Too cold to work? School closed? Sure your BMS hasn’t been hacked?

“The controller security has improved some, but we’ve found large numbers installed on the public internet, unprotected, with complete authentication bypass in some cases!

We found them in military bases, schools, government buildings, businesses and large retailers among many. Ripe for compromise of these organisations.

We also found some that had already been compromised to a point by malware. Further compromise would be trivial.”

“It’s about lax installers NOT vendors

Most of these issues have been caused by HVAC & BMS installers, rather than the vendor. The installers have exposed their clients through not following manufacturer security guidelines. The manufacturer could still make improvements though.”

Final Agenda for IoTSF Conference – Tuesday 5th December 2017

IoT Security Foundation @IoT_SF Conference will deliver a range of business strategic, research and technical talks across three tracks that demonstrate what good security looks like from planning to execution. Join IoTSF, IBM, Intel, Device Authority, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Pen Test Partners, PhotonStar LED, ARM, Electric Imp, Smarter, Secure Thingz, Data IO, Beecham Research, Connect Devices, IAR, Security Platform Inc, University of Warwick, Pipe, Thales, AESIN & more.

Final Agenda

IoT Thames Valley Meetup 29 Nov 2017

Internet of Things Thames Valley

Reading, GB
1,284 Members

This group is open (free) for business, academic, public sector and technical professionals interested in the ‘Internet of Things’ who wish network, share knowledge and experi…

Next Meetup

IoT Thames Valley Meeting #18

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 6:15 PM
118 Attending

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We have a great line up of speakers and exhibitors, including:

  • Simon Fabri, Technical Director, Schneider Electric
  • Duncan White, Managing Partner, Marks & Clerk
  • Piers Corfield, Founder & CEO, Dashboard
  • Adam Armer, Global Business Development Manager, Vodafone
  • Robin Kennedy, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN
  • Steve Morecraft – Technical Manager, EMEA, Logi Analytics

If you are looking for a new job/contract position or to recruit staff then come along and talk to Anderson Young and LynxPro who will be exhibiting and are sponsors of the Meetup.

IoT Security Conference

The IoT Security Foundation are holding their 3rd Annual IoT Security Conference on 5th December at the prestigious IET Savoy Place, London. This year’s theme is Knowing It’s Safe To Connect which will deliver a range of business strategic and technical talks that demonstrate what good security looks like from planning to execution. The Conference also features making the business case for the right kind of security, technical sessions for securing the IoT ecosystem, research sessions on the future of IoT security and has a post-conference drinks reception for additional networking.

Why attend? Learn from the best, connect with the IoT security community and enhance business opportunities through extensive networking.

https://www.iotsecurityfoundation.org/iotsf-conference-2017