Upskill U Tackles IoT Security Challenges

The Internet of Things (IoT) is proving to be a rapidly growing, pervasive technology that's infiltrating multiple, diverse markets.

On Wednesday's Upskill U course IoT 101, Martin Zander, vice president, Ericsson Group Function Strategy, said, "With IoT, the physical world is becoming one big information system." As IoT infiltrates every aspect of daily living, it also promises to deliver immense financial opportunity; McKinsey predicts that IoT will have an economic impact of up to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025.

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To reap those benefits, market players have to uncover solutions to the challenges presented by IoT like network capacity, lack of standardization and security. While IoT presents a huge opportunity in data flow, it also opens the door to a great security risk. "Security is one of the absolute most important building blocks in IoT," said Zander during the lecture.

Upskill U is gearing up to address IoT security questions today at 1 p.m. ET during the lecture Unknown Document 722333. During this course, Jason Porter, vice president, Security Solutions, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), will explain the various ways to ensure IoT security, including creating partnerships and ecosystems, digital signature and authentication, device management and prevention policies to build security in from the ground up. Porter will identify key questions organizations should ask themselves regarding IoT security, and how to take an immediate and proactive approach to finding solutions.

Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T
Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T

Join us for the rest of the exciting lineup in the Internet of Things (IoT) series at Upskill U:

  • Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 p.m. ET: IoT: Evolving Networks to Meet the Opportunity by Timothy Winters, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Winters will explain how operators' networks will need to evolve in order to address this diverse IoT opportunity, and will also address key questions as to how accelerating NFV and SDN will enable IoT configuration agility and smart service flexibility for vertical industries, as well as challenges in the transition to virtualization.
  • Friday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. ET: IoT: The Impact of Industrial IoT taught by Verizon Enterprise Solutions . CIOs will become the essential linchpin to ensuring secure connectivity and the management of data to provide the insights necessary for product and service development and delivery. This course covers how service providers can work most effectively as partners in this process to be vital players in this landscape.

Technologies in the telecommunications space are rapidly changing, bringing immense opportunity but also the challenge to adapt and reskill to these new developments. Upskill U provides network architects and enterprise leaders with the critical knowledge needed to thrive in this changing landscape. Register today and attend three courses to receive an Upskill U headlamp... because hands-free is the best way to be!

I look forward to hearing from you on the chat boards!

— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, editor, Upskill U

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