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Security & Internet of Things - A World of Possibilities!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

AoT THINK YouTube Series: Security & Internet of Things: A World of Possibilities!

Rhonda Childress

Everywhere around us there are objects that can connect to the Internet -- from smart phones to TV's to thermostats, refrigerators and cars. Gartner, Inc. estimates that there are nearly 5 billion "Things" connected to the Internet and in use, and that by 2020 there will be over 25 billion.

Have you ever stopped to wonder that with so many devices connected, collecting, and transmitting data about our lives, what are the security implications of these "Things"? How do we protect ourselves as they become ever embedded within our homes, work, and lives?

The IBM Academy of Technology (AoT) cordially invites you to our next AoT THINK Event on livestream that is open to the public. Our panel of IBM experts will be joined by students, ranging from 10 years old and up, for short presentations and live demonstrations.

This IBM AoT THINK Event is designed for all ages to enlighten us on the exciting opportunities - and security implications - of the Internet of Things.


Meet your event co-hosts

Rhonda Childress

Rhonda Childress
IBM Fellow
CTO Security Services, Sr. Certified I/T Architect
IBM Master Inventor

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David McQueeney

David McQueeney
IBM Vice President
Corporate Technology and Community

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Topics & Speakers

H.A.C.K : Homes Are Compromisable by Kids!

Elizabeth Dunphy

Elizabeth Dunphy
Program Director, CyberSecurity Operations

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Mike Spisak

Mike Spisak
Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), IT Architect,
IBM Certified IT Specialist, IBM Master Inventor

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HACK

Our homes today are already filled with many Internet connected technologies from smart phones, web / IP cameras and baby monitors, to personal fitness monitors, children's toys, thermostats, lighting systems and more. The natural, logical question has to be asked "How secure are these technologies?"

Our two youngest contributors, ages 10 and 12, (AKA post-millennials, iGen or @generation) wanted to find out more about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how secure it really is.  Join these two youthful innovators as they describe their use of the scientific method and outlined hypothesis, a series of test cases, as well as some interesting outcomes and observations.

The goal of the session is to inspire the future generation of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs to dream of the possibility of IoT and why we must collaborate to make it more secure.

Zombie Drones!

Mike Spisak

Mike Spisak
Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), IT Architect,
IBM Certified IT Specialist, IBM Master Inventor

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Zombie Drones

Drones? Unmanned Aircraft? Flying Robots?!? This is an exciting, new and different kind of technology that enables us to explore new physical spaces and see things from new perspectives.

Drone technology is evolving very rapidly - they are becoming lighter, cheaper, and easier to use as they become more technologically advanced.

Join this fun, fast, and informative session to learn about drones, why they are an important part of the Internet of Things family, how I hacked my drone into a "self-flying zombie", and why security for drones will be critical as we leverage this technology in the future.


Cybersecurity: Help us protect our devices!

Stacy Hobson

Stacy Hobson
Research Staff Member

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Savar Sareen

Savar Sareen
IBM Consultant

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cybersecurity

As the number of 'connected' devices grows, the potential for people to gain access to these devices and the information on them increases as well. Help us protect our computers, mobile phones, connected cars, sensors and other devices from unauthorized access or control by becoming a cybersecurity researcher for a day! We will explore a few of the techniques that are used to hack these devices and what we can collectively do to help prevent this from occurring.


Medication Dispensing in IoT

David Kumhyr

David Kumhyr
Senior Engineer and IBM Master Inventor

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Mike Spisak

Mike Spisak
Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), IT Architect,
IBM Certified IT Specialist, IBM Master Inventor

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cybersecurity

The use of tiny sensors will enable medication management to become less costly and more manageable. David and Mike will explore the advances the Internet of Things enables.


The Imitation Game of Tomorrowland

Bryan Childs

Bryan Childs
z/OS Software Developer, Secure Engineering

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Tomorrowland

Disney Infinity Game Design Clubs provide many opportunities for computer science education, from basic concepts at an elementary school level to Agile Development experience at a high school level. Combining a cast of characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, Disney Infinity provides a unique ability to interest both boys and girls to STEM, with a unique virtual artistry through storytelling to spark the imagination. This presentation will feature a gameplay video of the first project from our club at the Newburgh, NY P-TECH school, Excelsior! The name of this game will be, "The Imitation Game of Tomorrowland".


A special "Thank-You" to Theresa O'Toole for her contributions on creating the artwork for this AoT Think Series event.

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