Martin Zoltick at IEEE IoT Vertical and Topical Summit at RWW2021

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Partner Martin Zoltick will give a talk titled "Feeling Insecure? What the IoT Community Needs to Know to Navigate the Evolving Legal and Regulatory Landscape Requiring “Reasonable Security” Features for IoT and Connected Devices" on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, during the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Vertical and Topical Summit at RWW2021. 

Just think about all of those connected devices that you have on you right now, in your office, at your home, and add to that all of the connected devices used in industry, such as in manufacturing plants, in server farms, for utilities… the list goes on. Industry estimates put the number of deployed IoT devices worldwide at 30 billion right now, with more than 75 billion connected to the web by 2025. It should be no surprise that lawmakers and regulators, and the public at large, have taken notice. This session will provide an overview of the legal and regulatory framework surrounding IoT and connected devices, including newly enacted laws in the US requiring manufacturers of connected devices to equip those devices with “reasonable security features,” as well as similar requirements under consideration in the EU, UK, and other jurisdictions. The presentation concludes with guidance on best practices, steps to build a compliance program, and a framework for risk management.

The 4th IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Vertical and Topical Summit at RWW2021 addresses the important and crucial role that wireless devices play in the IoT ecosystem. The Summit is sponsored by MTT and by the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative. The focus for the Summit is: “Wireless Sensing, with Wireless Sensors, in Wireless Sensor Networks for IoT Applications (WS3NI)”. This year’s theme emphasizes three aspects that are unique to wireless devices: (1) their use as sensors and consequently as the primary source of data for analytics in IoT applications and solutions; (2) their use as means of communications that allows the data and information, in either its raw or reduced form, to connect to computing, storage, and analysis platforms, as well as the return communications for executing actionable responses in the IoT control or decision cycle; and (3) the exploitation of networking for co-operative collection and analysis of data from a large number of sensors to create a more comprehensive situational view and understanding of conditions important for specific IoT applications.

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