Sr. Director of Security Research, Neustar
Brian Knopf is a security researcher who created an identity management framework at oneID, specifically designed for IoT, that was acquired by Neustar. He is now the Sr Director of Security Research working on IoT, replacements for PKI, and other products to secure IoT devices. Brian is also part of the @IAmTheCavalry research group. He is the creator of the 5-Star IoT Security, Safety, and Privacy Rating. His work on securing IoT devices has been reported in Ars Technica, Network World, Forbes, & The Guardian among others. Brian has also briefed DHS on securing IoT and presented at Black Hat, IoT Village at DEF CON, BSides, IEEE, and ISSA on security. Brian formerly was the Director of Product & Application Security at Linksys and Belkin, and the Principal Security Advisor for Wink. He has helped build over 40 different IoT devices from concept to production release.
Rethinking IoT Authentication & Authorization Models
Consumer and enterprise environments continue to see deployments of large quantities of IoT devices. With this continuing trend, we must reassess how devices authenticate and are authorized to communicate with other devices and servers. Brian Knopf has been building IoT devices with companies including Belkin, Linksys, and Wink for over 5 years. His Trusted Device Identity model changes the way devices, users, services, servers, and networks view and interact with IoT devices by starting with a Secure by Default model.