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2019 IoT Security Outlook

DigiCert's Mike Nelson on Best Practices of Top IoT-Aware Enterprises
2019 IoT Security Outlook
Mike Nelson, VP IoT Security, DigiCert

DigiCert just conducted a global study of how organizations across sectors are approaching IoT security. What are some of the best practices of the organizations that emphasize securing connected devices? Mike Nelson of DigiCert shares the findings.

In all, the survey attracted more than 700 responses from individuals with hands-on experience with connected devices, says Nelson, VP of IoT Security at DigiCert. And the results showed sharp differences between organizations that have a handle on IoT security and those that don't.

"There are dramatic differences between the top and the bottom [performers re: IoT security]," he says. "Organizations that are successfully implementing security are reaping a lot of benefits - monetary, reputational ..."

In an interview about IoT security, Nelson discusses:

  • Real consequences companies have faced because of IoT-related breaches;
  • Key results of DigiCert's IoT study;
  • Lessons learned from the most IoT-savvy organizations.

Nelson is the VP of IoT Security at DigiCert, a global leader in digital security. In this role, Nelson oversees the company's strategic market development for the various critical infrastructure industries securing highly sensitive networks and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including healthcare, transportation, industrial operations, and smart grid and smart city implementations. Nelson frequently consults with organizations, contributes to media reports, participates in industry standards bodies, and speaks at industry conferences about how technology can be used to improve cyber security for critical systems and the people who rely upon them.

Nelson has spent his career in healthcare IT including time at the US Department of Health and Human Services, GE Healthcare, and Leavitt Partners - a boutique healthcare consulting firm. Nelson's passion for the industry stems from his personal experience as a type 1 diabetic and his use of connected technology in his treatment.

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