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Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the security consulting and research firm that organizes security research events such as IoT Village and SOHOpelessly Broken, has announced a partnership with RSA Conference USA, to run IoT Sandbox.  IoT Sandbox is a security research concept that highlights security issues in connected devices, with an emphasis on the business audience that is typical to RSA Conference.

“IoT Sandbox is a natural extension of IoT Village,” explains Ted Harrington, Executive Partner at ISE and one of the organizers of both concepts.  “Where IoT Village serves to present new, groundbreaking security research to the research community, IoT Sandbox extrapolates those lessons to an executive audience who can enact change from the top down within an organization.”

IoT Sandbox is comprised of interactive, live exploit demonstrations against known vulnerable devices, paired with a series of presentations by thought leaders across the government, industry, and research domains. ISE security analysts Jacob Holcomb and Dan Staples will primarily lead the exploit demos, with an emphasis on smart home devices such as security cameras, routers, and storage.  A prominent range of thoughts leaders will present, including luminaries such as Dr. Allan Friedman (Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives, Department of Commerce), Jeanie Larson (Senior Director, IT Security, City of Hope Hospitals), and Dr. May Wang (Co-Founder, Zingbox; former Principal Architect, Cisco office of the CTO).  Additional research will be presented by IoT Village veteran speakers such as Anthony Rose – who will discuss exploits against smart locks – and Fred Brett-Mounet – who will demonstrate exploits on a solar array.

This is the second year that IoT Sandbox has been run, and the second year it is organized by ISE, who also runs events at DEF CON, DerbyCon, ToorCon, BSidesDC, BSidesCharm, and CypherCon.  ISE is seeking sponsors, volunteers, speakers, hackers, and general enthusiasts across the full array of events.  Anyone interested in getting involved should contact ISE.

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