Technically Speaking Series

Securing the Internet of Things: Cyber-Physical Systems | Technological Leadership Institute

Series Event Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 5:15pm

Location: 200 Oak St SE Minneapolis, MN - McNamara Alumni Center - Johnson Great Room

Speakers: Mark Benson, Chief Technology Officer of Exosite, Andy Bochman, Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategist at Idaho National Laboratory, and Ken Hoyme, Director of Product and Engineering Systems Security at Boston Scientific

Panel of Cyber Security Experts: Mark Benson, Andy Bochman and Ken Hoyme

An event geared towards alumni, students & their invited guests: There are currently 6-9 billion Internet of Things-connected devices worldwide, excluding smartphones, tablets, and computers. That number is expected to grow to 20-30 billion by the end of the decade. With this explosive growth comes dramatically increased risks, especially when many, if not most, of these devices are not designed with security in mind. The impacts can be enormous as we’ve seen in recent attacks on the internet infrastructure coming from these systems. Join us and hear from our panel of experts representing medical, energy, commercial and consumer connected devices. The panel will discuss the current state of risks and some paths to a more secure future for IoT, as well as the many things potentially impacted by this technology.

Attendees are invited to enjoy networking before and after the event. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with TLI faculty, current students, alumni, and our guest speaker around this important topic. Bring a colleague or friend that you think might benefit from the discussion or from TLI’s programs. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. There will also be a cash bar during networking and a chance to win books on topics related to the discussion. 

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Event Schedule for June 7, 2017

5:15 p.m. Registration and networking
6:00 p.m. Program begins
7:00 p.m. Program concludes

About the Speaker

Mark Benson, Chief Technology Officer at Exosite: As CTO, Mark Benson navigates emerging IoT developments and leads Exosite’s technology strategy. Over the course of his career, he has led teams in the development of product designs for industrial, medical, aerospace, military and consumer industries. Benson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bethel University and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Andy Bochman, Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategist for Idaho National Laboratory: Andy is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has worked on security and energy issues for the last 15 years with companies like IBM, Ounce Labs, the Chertoff Group and Idaho National Labs.  He is also an active writer and advocate of cybersecurity and smart grid security issues through blogs and publications.

Ken Hoyme, Director of Product and Engineering Systems Security at Boston Scientific: Ken has a long and distinguished history innovating and securing ground breaking technology for Boston Scientific, Adventium Labs and Honeywell.  His work on securing medical devices and other IoT technology is at the cutting edge for these emerging technologies.

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