Travis Goodspeed to Address 2016 Security of Things™ Forum

Travis Goodspeed, an innovative security researcher known for his research on the security of wireless devices, will be a keynote speaker for the third annual Security of Things™ Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Goodspeed will discuss recent research on wireless devices including two-way radios, and the implications of wireless device (in)security on current and future IoT deployments. He continues a tradition of visionary speakers that includes last year’s keynote speaker, Chris Valasek of Uber, and the Forum’s 2014 speaker: Dan Geer of In-Q-Tel.

Hosted by The Security Ledger and Passcode, The Christian Science Monitor’s cybersecurity publication, The Security of Things Forum (SECoT) brings together leaders in the areas of information security and privacy, developers of IoT devices and platforms, as well as investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers. Past speakers have included vehicle researcher Chris Valasek of Uber, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, Dan Geer, the Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel as well as Michael Daly, the Chief Technology Officer at Raytheon.

A self described “circuit preacher and hardware hacker from Southern Appalachia,” Goodspeed has established a reputation as one of the most sought-after experts on the security of wireless devices. His work includes a collaboration with researchers at Dartmouth College that developed a novel and inexpensive approach to fingerprinting and attacking wireless devices that use the 802.15.4 standard, as well as USB-based attacks on embedded systems.  While working at Oak Ridge National Lab, he developed a novel side-channel timing attack for the MSP430 microcontroller, made by Texas Instruments – a common component of low-power, embedded applications including in the medical field.

Goodspeed has been a frequent speaker at leading security events including The Black Hat Briefings, DEFCON, ToorCon, 44Con and (many) others. He is the creator of the GoodFET (FET is a Flash Emulation Tool) an open source JTAG adapter as well as the Facedancer board, which allows researcher to test the security of USB device drivers. Those tools have, in turn, fueled other, independent security research – some of it headline-making.

In his free time, Goodspeed launched the Southern Appalachian Space Agency, modifying a naval telecommunications dish to track moving targets in the sky including satellites in Low Earth Orbit.

“As more and more of the physical world is connected via wireless network adaptors, or instrumented with wireless sensors, Travis’s research as well as his professional experience and personal insights are invaluable,” said Paul Roberts, the Founder of The Security of Things Forum and Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger. “His talk will be a must-attend event for anyone who is interested in understanding the challenge of securing The Internet of Things.”

In its third year, The Security of Things (SECoT) is a day-long event that brings together the brightest minds in industry, technology, information security, academia and government to explore the greatest and defining challenge of our times: securing The Internet of Things.

Our 2016 event, scheduled for September 22, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, promises to be even more exciting. Registration is now open and space is limited. Take advantage of early pricing and get your tickets now.

Also: if you are interested in speaking at the Forum, please see our Call for Submissions. If you or your company are interested in being a Forum sponsor, you can learn more about sponsorships here.

We hope you will attend!

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