What are the Biggest IoT Security Threats, and How do we Tackle Them?


Moderated by Kaustubha Parkhi, Principal Analyst – Insight Research

Panelists: Dr. Harish Pant, Managing Director, Hampson Industries

                   Sachin Sinha, Founder, IQLECT

                   Rohan Vibhandik, Scientist- Cyberintelligence, ABB

                   Ramaraj Srinivasan, Founder, Preva systems

Discussion points:

  • Security vulnerabilities at various stages in IoT setups – device, network, application, server.
  • Technology and business challenges in addressing these vulnerabilities.
  • Specific learnings from the industrial user perspective.
  • Specific learnings from freight management perspective.
  • Specific learnings from developer and implementer perspective.
  • Suggested approaches in increasing security


Kaustubha Parkhi

Moderated by Kaustubha Parkhi, Principal Analyst – Insight Research

Kaustubha has seventeen years of work experience in areas of pre-sales, product management, network operations, technology documentation and business development; apart from market research. Kaustubha holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications and a Master of Management Studies (equivalent of M.B.A.) degree in Systems. He is based in Bangalore. Kaustubha has worked on Compound Semiconductors, Digital Rights Management, Handset Input Interfaces, Hydraulics, Interconnects, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications, Managed Services, Mashups, Medical Electronics Nanotechnology in Mobile Devices, Optical Fiber Technologies, OSS-BSS, Pneumatics, Printed Circuit Boards, Software Defined Radios, Solid State Devices, Semiconductor Packaging, Transparent Electronics and Unified Communications among other areas. He has authored close to thirty market research reports and worked on custom-consulting assignments. He specializes in covering new and emerging technologies in markets that are relatively information-opaque. He is presently working on SDN, NFV, 5G and BYOD apart from IoT.

Dr. Harish Pant

Dr. Harish Pant, Managing Director, Hampson Technologies

Dr. Harish Pant, is the Managing Director of Hampson Industries Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Member IET, SAE, Aeronautical Society of India, Vice chairman of IIIE-BC, IEI AA and Corporate Member of various Institutions and trade bodies and associations. In addition to his responsibilities at Hampson Industries, he is a Mentor, Sustainability Evangelist, Poet, Author, Blogger, Columnist, Key Note Speaker, Block-chain, Crypto Currency and Fin-tech enthusiast. He has developed Global Vision and Sustainability Model and further carrying out research on Three Currencies Model for Social, Environmental and Economic impacts. He has 32 years of global experience in Aerospace, Automotive and Steel sector. He has been awarded with Outstanding Corporate Award by MTC Global, IMMAI Operational Excellence Award, Mother Teresa Excellence Award and Award for Industrial Development.

Sachin Sinha

Sachin Sinha, CEO and Founder, IQLECT

Sachin Sinha is an alumni of IIT Kanpur and is currently the CEO and founder of IQLECT, a real-time big data analytics company. IQLECT’s platform allows security experts to detect threat, monitor devices and applications for security measures in real-time. Sachin is also the author & creator of BangDB, a NoSQL database designed for real-time analysis and monitoring. Prior to IQLECT Sachin was the CTO at Jabong.com, Co-founder and CTO at Limeroad.com, Engineering lead at Amazon & Microsoft. He has over 18 years of experience in software design, development, and project leadership in building high performance, scalable, distributed software products and platforms for cluster/distributed computing and database.His Goal is to develop critical software products to solve complex problems and leave lasting impressions on users and customers across the world. His Specialties are Idea generation, collaboration conceptualisation, Design and POCs, implementation and release, collaboration, project management.

Ramaraj Srinivasan

Ramaraj Srinivasan, Founder, Preva Systems

Ramaraj is an entrepreneur, running his technology start-up in Internet of Things. Prior to founding Preva, he was with Sasken. At Sasken, he was initially heading a Customer account and moved on to play the roles of Global Delivery Head and eventually Senior Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider and ISV Business. Earlier, he co-founded Communication Technologies division of Mascon Global in Bangalore. At Mascon, he built a team of 400+ telecom engineers with clients such as Motorola and Alcatel Lucent. Prior to Mascon, he worked in Motorola for a decade mainly in India and Singapore, building their Wireless 3G platforms. He had won several awards in Motorola including “Engineering excellence” award for his work. As part of his long career, he has trained many professionals in technology as well as management. He holds an MS degree in Management of Technology from National University of Singapore. He is a mathematics Olympiad gold medalist as well. He has co-authored a book on Parallel Computing in 1992 and recently published a technical paper in IEEE in IoT.

Rohan Vibhandik

Rohan Vibhandik, Scientist – Cyber Intelligence, ABB

Rohan Vibhandik received his MS in Computer Science (Security) from California, USA. He was awarded with the National Scholarship by Directorate of Technical Education, Pune University. He has pursued Cyber Security certifications like CEH, CHFI, ECSA, LPT as well as ITIL, Business Modelling. He has published several research papers at IEEE & SVG Conferences and recently published Journal paper at IEEE Granular Computing Conference.Before joining ABB, he was working as a Lead Network Security Engineer at Cisco Systems. Earlier he has assisted Government of India authorities for cyber-crime investigations and computer forensics. He has worked with San Jose Research Foundation, CA, USA & Stanford University, CA, USA where he was actively involved in research & development for e-Commerce Platform Security. His interests include Industrial IoT security, OWASP web security and CMS web server security, policy & standardization




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