In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, Greg Young of Trend Micro joins us to talk about the biggest and most damaging security trends in the IoT space. Greg shares some of the industries and geographical areas most affected by security vulnerabilities and why that might be, as well as what companies can do to better protect their devices and solutions in 2021.

Greg’s focus is enterprise-class security. He is keen on sharing the reality of security in larger organizations and how business can be done securely in those environments. As a research vice president with Gartner for 13 years Greg advised thousands of companies and governments on how to better secure themselves, evaluated and advised hundreds of security vendors, and has seen those same technologies successfully used, abused, put on a shelf, or pushed into a deep hole, never to be spoken of again.

Greg was named in the “12 Most Powerful Security Companies” and as one of “100 Most Powerful Voices in Worldwide Security.” And, as he mentions too often, Greg was an extra in 2 episodes of Airwolf.

Interested in connecting with Greg? Reach out to him on Linkedin!

About Trend Micro: Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and networks. Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection. With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world.

Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:

(00:33) Introduction to Greg

(01:19) How has the security industry changed since you’ve been in it?

(02:09) Introduction to Trend Micro

(03:06) Where do you see the biggest vulnerabilities, when it comes to IoT security?

(05:06) How do bug bounties benefitted the IoT space? What can organizations do to get their own programs started?

(06:08) Is there a particular component of an IoT solution that you see more security issues with?

(07:31) What vulnerabilities do you see coming with new technologies, like 5g?

(08:26) How do you and other security experts stay up to date on new vulnerabilities and security issues in the space?

(09:58) Are there specific use cases or industries where you’re seeing more vulnerabilities or security issues?

(14:57) What’s the state of security in the connected car space?

(17:09) Does security vary by country the company operates in? Have you seen this across all industries, or are there specific industries that seem to be affected?

(20:50) What have you seen as the state of security research in IoT? 

(23:45) What do you hope to see in 2021 to really boost IoT security?

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IoT For All is creating resources to enable companies of all sizes to leverage IoT. From technical deep-dives, to IoT ecosystem overviews, to evergreen resources, IoT For All is the best place to keep up with what's going on in IoT.
IoT For All is creating resources to enable companies of all sizes to leverage IoT. From technical deep-dives, to IoT ecosystem overviews, to evergreen resources, IoT For All is the best place to keep up with what's going on in IoT.