11th International Conference on

Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security

(AIMS 2017)

July 10-13, 2017, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Getting Rid of IoT Insecurity

Prof. Dr. Marcel Waldvogel, University of Konstanz, Germany

Date: Tuesday July 11, 2017, 09:00 - 10:00
Location: 0.K.02

Abstract: The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is already everywhere, but even then, there is still much more to come. Right now, IoT security is a mess, chaotic, unsustainable, and unmanageable. To prevent this is going to remain like this, and that these devices will continue to risk or endanger increasing amounts of our and everybody's lives, we need coordinated actions by manufacturers, vendors, integrators, ISPs, and customers.

But it is the researchers, you, who need to make a long-term difference: how to create blueprints, on which new products may be based, which may include design for privacy, security, manageability, while not overwhelming the users is probably the biggest challenge of them all.

This talk will present three examples, which clearly outlines the challenges, describes open problems, and proposes a coherent framework, into which your next solutions hopefully will fit.

Bio: Since 2004, Prof. Dr. Marcel Waldvogel is a computer science professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany. The first twelve years, he was also responsible for the university's IT infrastructure. During his career, he co-founded a successful software company with fellow students, worked for global banks and international research institutions, and has spent several years abroad. This combination gives him an unique insight into the practical aspects of research and the innovation required needed by applications. His research focuses on providing dependable solutions for collaboration, privacy, and security, taking advantage of distributed and federated networks.

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Cyber Security Challenges - A Business Perspective

Dr. Matthias Bossardt, KPMG Switzerland

Date: Thursday July 13, 2017, 09:00 - 10:00
Location: 0.K.02

Abstract: This keynote will shed light on real world challenges that companies face when dealing with cyber threats on a global scale. In global organizations and where cyber security has to scale to hundred thousands of employees, contractors, suppliers, and clients as well as thousands of business processes and applications, understanding the organization’s risk exposure and implementing effective protection measures is very complex.

And the plethora of challenges related to the (Industrial) Internet-of-Things and managing cyber security becomes a daunting task. To secure an organization, understanding human behavior and mastering organizational change is as important as implementing security technology. This talk will discuss those security capabilities needed in an organization and it will highlight those topics that can benefit greatly from additional research.

Bio: Dr. Matthias Bossardt is the Lead Partner for Cyber Security at KPMG Switzerland and member of the firm’s global Cyber leadership team. After a career as engineer in academia and industry he joined KPMG to support organizations across industries to manage cyber risks and navigate through major global transformation programs. Many of his international clients operate critical infrastructures in financial services, telecommunications and Internet industries. Matthias holds a Ph.D. in IT and Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from ETH Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland. He is the recipient of the ABB Switzerland research award for his contributions to the state-of-the-art of telecommunication networks technology and has recently been voted one of Switzerland’s 100 most influential “Digital Shapers” by Bilanz, the leading Swiss business publication.

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