SafeLogic CEO Returns to the RSA Security Conference to Discuss Internet of Things Vulnerabilities

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Ray Potter Will Speak Alongside University of Central Florida Researcher Yier Jin

Ray Potter and Yier Jin Speak at RSA Conference 2015
Between my own experiences and Yier Jin’s research, this will be a very candid look at how little we have accomplished in security for devices that are rapidly gaining popularity. It’s a real problem that needs to be solved as soon as possible.

SafeLogic, the company re-inventing how encryption is delivered, will feature CEO Ray Potter as a speaking delegate to the prestigious RSA Security Conference for the second consecutive year. The conference will be held once more at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, on April 20-24, 2015.

Potter will be joined on stage by Yier Jin, Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, who earned acclaim last year for his research on hacking the popular Nest thermostat. Jin first unveiled his initial findings at Black Hat 2014 in Las Vegas and will be discussing these results along with his team’s further research.

The joint session is titled “Don’t Touch That Dial: How Smart Thermostats Have Made Us Vulnerable” and is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 11:30 AM local time in San Francisco, in the Moscone Center West Building, Room 3022. The topic will not be limited to the Nest, however. The methodology for Jin's now-famous crack of the Nest thermostat will provide the key blueprint for a pragmatic security discussion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device landscape that spans far beyond the smart thermostat acquired by Google.

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“I can’t wait to share my thoughts on IoT vulnerabilities with the attendees of RSA 2015,” said the SafeLogic CEO. “Between my own experiences and Yier Jin’s research, this will be a very candid look at how little we have accomplished in security for devices that are rapidly gaining popularity. It’s a real problem that needs to be solved as soon as possible.”

SafeLogic customers will be leading the technology on display at the RSA Conference exhibit hall. In alphabetical order:

Dispersive Technologies (South Expo #S2720)
Gigamon (South Expo #S333)
Intel Security / McAfee (North Expo #N3705)
Juniper Networks (North Expo #N3821)
MicroStrategy (South Expo #S338)
Oracle (South Expo #S1915)
Pulse Secure (South Expo #S136)
SecureAuth (South Expo #S2107)
Securonix (South Expo #S1839)
Skyhigh Networks (South Expo #S521)
Symantec (North Expo #N3811)
Websense (North Expo #N4106)

In addition, delegates from Intel Security / McAfee, Juniper Networks, Oracle, Symantec, and Websense will be speaking on the RSA Conference agenda.

For more information on these sessions, SafeLogic’s products and services, or Ray Potter’s other upcoming speaking engagements, please e-mail Walter Paley, Director of Marketing, at Walt (at) SafeLogic (dot) com.

About Ray Potter

Ray Potter is the CEO and co-founder of SafeLogic. Previously, Ray founded Apex Assurance Group and led the Security Assurance program at Cisco Systems. He has been recognized as a thought leader in next generation security technologies, speaking at the (ISC)2 Security Congress, RSA Security Conference, Cloud Security World, CTIA MobileCon and Super Mobility Week, Wearables DevCon, and the International Cryptographic Module Conference, among others. Ray lives in Palo Alto and enjoys cycling and good bourbon, although definitely not at the same time.

About SafeLogic

SafeLogic’s flagship products, CryptoComply for Mobile and CryptoComply for Server, are standards-based cryptographic engines designed for use in servers, workstations, appliances, and mobile devices. These modules have been fully validated to FIPS 140-2 standards and offer drop-in OpenSSL and Bouncy Castle compatibility, a variety of connectors to accommodate unique product architecture, and instant compliance for federal deployments to SafeLogic customers.

Even better, SafeLogic’s modules include RapidCert, the industry’s only FIPS 140-2 validation service that provides a certificate in the customer’s name, while drastically accelerating the timeline, requiring no additional engineering effort, zero interaction with testing labs, and at a fixed cost. SafeLogic’s customers are among the most influential and innovative companies in technology today.

SafeLogic is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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