ROYAL OAK – Richard Stiennon, publisher of IT-Harvest and a recognized cybersecurity expert, also will moderate a panel discussion April 29 at the Michigan Science Center that will focus on how to keep hackers out of driverless vehicles and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

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Session 1: 10 am to 10:45 am.

Topic: Practitioners View Of IoT Management. This panel will provide an operational and practitioner point of view for IoT management with CISOs from different industry verticals.  Discussion will center around following key topics:

  • Organizational IoT Management strategy
  • Challenges in IoT Management by industry
  • Do’s and Don’ts to CISOs who are embarking on this initiative / lessons learned.


Rajiv Das, Principal, Plante Moran, Management Consulting – Cyber Security


Arun DeSouza, CISO, Nexteer Earl Duby, CISO, Lear CorporationJuman Doleh-Alomary, Director of IT Audit, Wayne State University

Session 2: 11 am to 11:45 am

Topic: Is Regulation Needed For IoT? Back in 2017 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Bruce Schneier said that new laws are needed on IoT – hopefully before when someone dies. “It’s one thing for Reddit to be DDoSed, it’s another thing for your home thermostat to be DDoSed in the winter,” Schneier said. So where is this trend heading? Is more regulation needed for IoT? Why or why not?  Or, are new laws likely coming whether we want them or not? What might new regulation look like? This all-star panel will discuss the good, bad and ugly on IoT regulation, and take sides in the debate. Hold on to you safety belts, because this discussion could get heated. Also, get your questions ready, because the panel will engage the audience.


Dan Lohrmann,  CSO Security Mentor, Inc., Award-winning blogger – Former NSA Employee & Michigan Government CSO


Caston Thomas,  President, Interworks LLC Chris Burrows, Senior Vice President of Security Solutions at CBI – Former CSO of Oakland County Chris DeRusha, CSO State of Michigan

Session 3: Noon to 12:45

Topic: Keeping hackers Out of Connected Vehicles, IoT


Richard Stiennon, Publisher IT-Harvest


David Uze, Trillium Secure Founder and CEO Ami Dotan, President and co-founder Karamba Jim Hebler, Pulse Secure, Americas Director of Cyber-Security, Solutions Strategy

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