NY Times Best-Selling Author Cory Doctorow to Keynote 2018 Forum

The Security of Things™ Forum is pleased to announce that technology activist, journalist and New York Times best-selling author Cory Doctorow will keynote the 2018 Security of Things Forum in Boston on June 19th.

Registration for our 2018 Forum is now open and you can purchase tickets here.

Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of fiction and non-fiction novels.

Doctorow is one of the brightest thinkers on issues related to technology, security, privacy and civil liberties: issues he has tackled in his writing, from his New York Times Bestseller LITTLE BROTHER, to 2014’s INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, a book about creativity in the Internet age. His latest young adult novel is HOMELAND, the bestselling sequel to 2008’s LITTLE BROTHER.

“I’m excited to be able to address an audience of practitioners, experts and entrepreneurs: as we subsume computers into our lives in ever-more-intimate ways, on our bodies, around our bodies, even *in* our bodies, understanding the ways that our designs can thoughtlessly enable crimes, harassment and even dictatorship is key to averting a future none of us want to see,” Doctorow said.

“The events of recent months have underscored the degree to which technology cannot be held apart from issues like morality and ethics, as well as societal values such as privacy, intellectual freedom and freedom of expression. Cory is one of the smartest and most influential voices of reason on these issues,” said Paul Roberts, the Founder of The Security of Things Forum. “We’re thrilled to have him as the keynote speaker for our 2018 event!”

When he is not writing, Doctorow is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), the non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; he is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate. In 2007, Cory served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

Cory’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages. He is the recipient of the Locus, Prometheus, Copper Cylinder, White Pine and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. Cory co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, and serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Clarion Foundation, the Open Technology Fund and the Metabrainz Foundation.

About The Security of Things Forum

The Security of Things™ Forum (SECoT) delivers some of the world’s leading experts and executives for a day of discussion, learning and debate on the preeminent challenge of our time: securing the Internet of Things. Now in its fourth year and fifth installment, Security of Things Forum has brought some of the world’s top experts on the security of embedded systems, connected devices, critical infrastructure and cloud together under one roof. Past keynote speakers include noted car hacker Chris Valasek, medical device security expert Kevin Fu of the University of Michigan, In-Q-Tel Chief Technology Officer Dan Geer and Signal/Whisper Systems creator and “hillbilly hacker” Moxie Marlinspike.

Security of Things and LiveWorx: Better Together

This year’s Forum is happening alongside LiveWorx 2018, a global technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world. With your Security of Things registration, you’ll receive a complimentary LiveWorx Explorer Pass that gives you access to LiveWorx Keynotes, LiveTalx Presentations and Xtropolis, the 150,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall.

Or you can upgrade your registration to include a LiveWorx All Access pass to attend over 230 breakout sessions featuring thought leaders from a wide range of industries and technology disciplines. For more information on LiveWorx, please visit www.LiveWorx.com.

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