PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It has been almost two years since the record-breaking DDoS attacks used hundreds of thousands of IoT devices-turned-botnets to take down popular websites across the internet. But how much has IoT security improved since then? The Secure Technology Alliance invites the IoT and security communities to attend a webinar this fall to learn about today’s most common IoT security vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.

The webinar, “ IoT Security: Mitigating Security Risks in Secure Connected Environments,” will be hosted by the Alliance’s IoT Security Council on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2pm ET/11am PT. To register, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7373799258150740995.

Webinar speakers are: Steve Hanna, Infineon Technologies; Josh Jabs, Entrust Datacard; John Neal, NXP Semiconductors; Sri Ramachandran, G+D Mobile Security; and Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance.

“With internet connectivity becoming standard in devices across industries – healthcare, automotive, industrial, payments and more – it is more crucial than ever that security be built in at the device level to deliver safer, more reliable IoT services,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “This webinar will be a useful resource for those looking to ensure the security of data and devices by implementing architectures using embedded security and privacy technology.”

Device manufacturers, service providers, IT and security experts, integrators and consultants should attend this webinar to:

-- Learn about the biggest security risks facing IoT implementations today -- Understand security considerations for each stage in the IoT device life cycle -- Take away an understanding of practical mitigation approaches and technologies to improve security and privacy -- Hear use cases that describe how these approaches are being adopted in the industrial, financial and automotive industries

The Alliance’s IoT Security Council is a member-driven forum where all industry stakeholders can discuss applications and security approaches, develop best practices, and advocate for the use of standards for IoT security implementations. The council welcomes participation from organizations involved in the many IoT ecosystems to participate in these efforts, as well as to network and share implementation experiences. More information about the council is available at https://www.securetechalliance.org/activities-councils-internet-of-things-security/.

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Additional IoT ResourcesThe Secure Technology Alliance has the following IoT-focused resources:

-- An “Embedded Hardware Security for IoT Applications” white paper, which provides a high-level educational resource outlining the security value of embedded hardware technology in end devices used in IoT applications -- An “IoT and Payments: Current Market Landscape” white paper, which provides guidance for stakeholders looking to incorporate payments into their IoT devices -- IoTSecurityConnection.com, the Alliance’s content portal for relevant news, resources, expert commentary and thought leadership on the security and privacy of IoT

About the Secure Technology AllianceThe Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in payments, mobile, identity and access, healthcare, transportation and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

The Alliance’s mission is to stimulate understanding, adoption and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chip and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, enable secure authentication and facilitate commerce.

The Alliance is driven by its U.S.-focused member companies. They collaborate by sharing expertise and industry best practices through industry and technology councils, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and take away the insights to build the business strategies needed to commercialize secure products and services in this dynamic environment.

For more information, please visit www.securetechalliance.org.

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