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Today’s speakers are Brian Colgan and Paul Lockley.
Brian has many years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, previously working in Xilinx’s research lab; and as a sales representative for Cypress Semiconductor. He is currently a Field Applications Engineer at EPS Global where he supports customers with their MCU and FPGA requirements.
Paul is currently VP of Sales in EMEA at Device Authority, leading our partner and alliance and customer engagement. He has over 25 years’ experience delivering value-based customer solutions; building go-to-market strategy; and creating shared success.
In today's session, Paul and Brian will focus on:
Questions submitted throughout the session will be answered at the end of the webinar.
[Paul Lockley] Welcome to everyone who is on today's webinar. I passed this test which is remembering to unmute before I started speaking! I want to start you off with: what's the difference between IT and IoT when it comes to identity?
In IT, we have:
Typically these environments are stable and static, you don't rapidly tell the amount of employees you have in a mature business.
In IoT, we are talking about the headless devices:
The scale is ultimately going to be quite substantial as you go from pilot to production, and you start to recognize the value more and more.
With that comes several key challenges around how you build and how you manage it. Take IoT for example. Very established, mature in its approach, and yet it still struggles and suffers from things like ransomware. We had a story of a German hospital that suffered a ransomware attack which closed down all of its services, all of its applications, and people in need of critical operations and critical healthcare were forced to be relocated to another hospital. Unfortunately for one patient this resulted in that critical care not being provided in time and there was a loss of life. There is now a case of manslaughter being bought by the German government against the perpetrators of that ransomware attack which is a first in the industry.
This is one example of the challenges already being faced by CIOs and IoT leaders. Other major concerns include: