The Internet of Things: Can it ever be secure? | FAST

The Internet of Things: Can it ever be secure?

6:30pm - 8:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, London, EC2R 7BP
  • Date: Tuesday 30 August
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, 25 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7BP


Dai Davis - Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co.


18:30 - Introduction and talk starts
19:30 - 19:45 - Talk and questions ends
20:30 - Event ends


Initially the Internet revolutionised the ability for individuals to talk “one to many”. Second generation, social media e-businesses, allow “many to many” communications. The third generation, Internet of Things, as the name suggests, allows objects to talk to one another.

There are already billions of Internet of Things devices. However, the Internet of Things is not just about “big ticket” items such as smart meters, connected vehicles and Samsung fridges. As costs come down, it will also provide an ultra-cheap means of connecting almost all everyday objects such as clothing, luggage, handbags, wallets and other accoutrements. How will businesses maximise the use of the “big data” that this Internet of Things will generate? What are the risks for consumers? And how secure, or rather insecure, will these connected objects be? What is the attitude of regulators to the Internet of Things?