IoT Security Guy

Meet Rob Black, the “IoT Security Guy”

Rob Black, CISSP, is the “IoT Security Guy.” He is the Founder and Managing Principal of Fractional CISO. Besides IoT and cybersecurity, Rob has extensive web services and cloud solutions experience. He has held product and corporate security leadership positions at PTC ThingWorx, Axeda and RSA Security. Rob received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. One is in Computer Science and the other is System Science and Engineering. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Rob is the inventor of three security patents. He speaks at conferences and blogs about IoT security.

Rob consults, speaks, and writes on IoT security.

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Interested in having the IoT Security Guy speak at your event?

Contact him at [email protected].

Topics the IoT Security Guy covers:

  • IoT attacks
  • IoT cybersecurity standards
  • IoT Identity and Access Management
  • IoT security architectures
  • IoT security market overview

Follow him on Twitter @RobBlackCyber and Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Select Past Speaking Events on Cybersecurity and IoT Security

Boston Cloud Security Alliance: Quantitative Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Off the drawing board: can IoT security standards work?

August MeetUp: Building Defensible IoT Security Architecture

6 Most Common IoT Security Issues

  1. Weak passwords
  2. Insecure networks
  3. Outdated firmware
  4. Lack of encryption
  5. Lack of physical security
  6. Open-source code vulnerabilities

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