The Odd Couple Discuss IoT Security (Navigating Hidden Reefs in Choppy Waters)

Thursday, April 12 | 8:00AM–9:00AM ET | Watertable Ballroom AB, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
IoT has dramatically increased the complexity of every CIO and CISOs role and has made their roles even more expansive at every university. Internet connected products from around the world are flying off of shelves and into the hands of people on campuses with no knowledge of IT security and little history of working with IT leaders. In addition, it now becomes imperative for safety officers, facilities directors, and capital planners to work together. We have the opportunity to develop collaborative communities that are ready to safeguard these rapidly emerging technologies and all who come to our campuses.

The presenters represent two generational poles of the cybersecurity industry and ecosystem: a Baby Boomer with 40 years of higher ed experience and a Millennial who is the co-founder and president of an IoT security management company.

Outcomes: Be able to explain to campus stakeholders why IoT device management will require a new level of partnership and shared responsibility * Get a head start to identify initiative leaders and key campus partners and prepare a list for broader discussion at our campuses * Gain ideas for how to develop a collaborative strategic plan that includes Athletics, Student Affairs leaders, students, shared governance, and select faculty researchers who have a focus on safety, privacy, security, and control systems


  • Julie Johnson

    President, Armored Things
  • Bruce Maas

    Honorary Fellow-Information School, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Resources & Downloads

  • SecurityConferencePPTJohnsonMaaspptx

    2 MB, pdf - Updated on 10/25/2018