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Salt Lake City Hosts IoTSSA Cybersecurity Expo

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 03/28/2019

The IoTSSA Cybersecurity Services Expo touched down at TopGolf in Salt Lake City on March 26. It was the second of six events the IoT Security Services Association has on the docket for 2019.

At the event industry experts discussed the importance of IoT security and the channel, and the need to protect SMB customers. In addition, CompTIA presented the latest in IoT research and how it affects the channel, and offered some 2019 security predictions.

Along with vendor presentations and an introduction to IoT Playbook, the integrator and solution provider’s guide to profiting from the Internet of Things, the morning included an MSP panel discussion on challenges IT providers face when building out their security offerings, along with how compliance requirements impact SMBs’ security decisions

The afternoon featured a keynote address from Wayne Selk, CISSP and director of professional services at ConnectWise. Selk talked about how much of the current risk equation the MSP owns versus customers, and how to communicate this and further the MSP’s role as a trusted partner.

During the subsequent penetration testing demo, attendees learned about the anatomy of a hack, what hackers are doing inside clients’ networks, and why knowing the enemy is the first step in defense.

Finally, a security expert panel discussed how to take the pain out of buildng cybersecurity practices.

The day ended with awards and prizes, followed by a golf outing.

Next up on the IoTSSA cybersecurity tour is Columbus, Ohio on May 14.