In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, Ellen Boehm of KeyFactor joins us to share her expert insights on the security landscape of 2021. Ellen shares some best practices for device manufacturers, the effects continued improvements to AI and edge computing will have on device security, and how PKI has emerged as the top technology to secure devices.
Ellen Boehm has over 15 years’ experience in leading new product development with a focus on IoT and connected products in lighting controls, smart cities, connected buildings and smart home technology. Currently, she is Senior Director of IoT Product Management at Keyfactor, a leading provider of secure digital identity management solutions. There, Ellen leads the product strategy and go to market approach for the Keyfactor Control platform, focusing on digital identity security solutions for the IoT device manufacturer market.
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About Keyfactor: Keyfactor is in the digital security management space, providing the tools and support needed to secure a company’s digital identity, giving IT and infosec teams the ability to easily manage their digital certificates and keys – whether its protecting data, devices and/or applications across an enterprise. Keyfactor enables manufacturers of connected IoT products to free themselves from the risk of costly warranty recalls and emerging threats by making it easy and affordable to build in high-assurance security identity at each step of the IoT device lifecycle.
Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:
(00:44) Intro to Ellen Boehm
(01:33) Intro to KeyFactor
(03:40) What is PKI?
(08:01) Why is PKI important? What issues caused PKI to emerge as a top technology in terms of securing IoT devices?
(10:44) What’s the best approach when it comes to building secure IoT devices?
(13:27) What’s your take on the IoT security landscape? What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve seen facing companies building in this space?
(15:38) How do regulations come into all of this – what can companies do to ensure compliance with current regulations and to plan and adjust for the future?
(18:33) How do you foresee adoption changing in the new year? What effects do you think COVID has had on the IoT landscape?
(22:25) How will the increased emphasis on other leading tech like AI and edge computing affect security for IoT devices?
(24:04) What advice do you have for companies interested in building in the IoT space, but don’t know where to start in terms of security?