A Secure Model of IoT Using Blockchain


March 29, 2017 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm
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    Why watch this?

    IoT applications and devices is the next wave of technology, but security is a big concern. This webinar will explain the convergence of the IoT and blockchain technologies for the sake of safer systems, apps, and deployments.


    As the Internet of Things (IoT) adds more and more devices to the digital fold every day, organizations of all sizes are recognizing the IoT’s potential to improve business processes and, ultimately, accelerate growth.

    Meanwhile, the number and variety of IoT solutions has expanded exponentially, creating real challenges and breaches. Chief among them: the urgent need for a secure IoT model for performing common tasks such as sensing, processing, storing information, and communicating. However, developing such a model involves overcoming numerous hurdles.

    Of course, there are multiple ways of looking at the IoT. For instance, the system view divides the IoT into blocks, such as connected things, gateways, network services, and cloud services, while the business view consists of platform, connectivity, business model, and applications. But one common thread connects all these views: security is paramount.

    You will learn:

    • Why and how to use the blockchain model to secure the IoT
    • Key benefits of using blockchain for the IoT
    • The challenges associated with implementing blockchain in the IoT

    Who should attend?

    • C-level executives and technology evaluators who want to understand blockchain and the IoT
    • Managers of IT, Innovation and Digital Officers, Business Development Managers, and business people interested in blockchain adoption
    • Information architects, Security officers

    About the Presenter

    Ahmed Banafa

    Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on the  IoT area. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. Ahmed served as a faculty advisor at several well-known universities and collegesincluding the University of California, Berkeley, California State University-East Bay, San Jose State University, and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award of 2013, Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Honor for Instructor from the City and County of San Francisco. Ahmed was named as number one tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016.

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