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Voice of Security Radio: Finding Flaws in the IoT

Can we crowdsource our way to IoT security? Join editor Curt Franklin and Bugcrowd's Casey Ellis as they talk about the possibilities.

The Internet of Things is a huge "thing" in the world of enterprise IT. Sure, it brings lots of neat capabilities with its distributed sensors and controllers, but it brings lots of security vulnerabilities as well. Finding and fixing those security vulnerabilities is a critical issue for security; that's why it's the topic on this week's Voice of Security Radio.

Register here and mark your calendar for 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 17 when editor Curt Franklin will welcome Casey Ellis, CEO and founder of Bugcrowd, as we explore the reasons that IoT security is different than most of enterprise security, and what IT and security professionals can do to make finding IoT bugs possible (and possibly easier).

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Casey Ellis has spent 12 years in information security, servicing clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations as a security and risk consultant and solutions architect. He's a career infosec guy turned career entrepreneur. Casey pioneered the Bug Bounty as a Service model, launching the first programs on Bugcrowd in 2012. He is happy as long as he's got a problem to solve, an opportunity to develop and a kick-ass group of people to bring along for the ride.

We'll talk with Casey about finding bugs and vulnerabilities on the IoT on this week's Voice of Security Radio. Register here and join us at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 17 for a critical episode. And remember: You'll have a chance to ask your own questions when you join the conversation after the episode. When the on-air portion ends, Casey will join the discussion to answer your questions directly -- and that's something you won't want to miss.

— Curtis Franklin is the editor of SecurityNow.com. Follow him on Twitter @kg4gwa.

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Curtis Franklin, Principal Analyst, Omdia

Senior Analyst, Omdia

Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Analyst at Omdia, focusing on enterprise security management. Previously, he was senior editor of Dark Reading, editor of Light Reading's Security Now, and executive editor, technology, at InformationWeek, where he was also executive producer of InformationWeek's online radio and podcast episodes

Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has been on staff and contributed to technology-industry publications including BYTE, ComputerWorld, CEO, Enterprise Efficiency, ChannelWeb, Network Computing, InfoWorld, PCWorld, Dark Reading, and ITWorld.com on subjects ranging from mobile enterprise computing to enterprise security and wireless networking.

Curtis is the author of thousands of articles, the co-author of five books, and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. His most recent books, Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center, and Securing the Cloud: Security Strategies for the Ubiquitous Data Center, with co-author Brian Chee, are published by Taylor and Francis.

When he's not writing, Curtis is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician. He is active in running, amateur radio (KG4GWA), the MakerFX maker space in Orlando, FL, and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.

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