The Cybersecurity Challenge of the IoT

Featuring Christopher J. Rezendes, president of INEX Advisors, and David Stephenson, author of SmartStuff: An Introduction to the Internet of Things.
Sponsored by alteryx
Complimentary Video Webinar

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM US Eastern
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT

Webinar Overview

Every enterprise will be affected by the Internet of Things (IoT). Along with new opportunities and business models, this new connected world challenges your conception of cybersecurity and your ability to deliver it in IoT-enabled digital networks, your commercial operations, and your partner ecosystems. Paradoxically, the very principle that makes the IoT so powerful—the ability to share data instantly with everyone and everything—creates a huge cybersecurity threat.

Because of the level of data sharing involved, the IoT requires entirely new thinking about cybersecurity. And most enterprises aren’t there yet. Most privacy policies won’t fly. Most standards and metrics aren’t adequate. Most security operations are not sufficient.

So what should companies do?

On September 19, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Christopher Rezendes and David Stephenson—both experts on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things—will describe how companies must think and act differently to ensure security in this era of connected sensors and devices. They will draw from years of experience and real-world case studies to lay out what firms must do immediately and longer term.

If your company sees opportunity in the Internet of Things but has not thought through all of the implications and cybersecurity risks, join Rezendes, Stephenson, and HBR on September 19.

About the Speakers

Christopher Rezendes  Founder, Partner INEX Advisors   

Christopher Rezendes
Founder, Partner
INEX Advisors


W. David Stephenson   Principal  Stephenson Strategies   

W. David Stephenson


Stephenson Strategies


Christopher Rezendes is the president of INEX Advisors, a technology intelligence and advisory firm based in New Bedford, MA.  Rezendes, a Harvard University graduate and Fall River, MA native, has nearly 22 years of experience analyzing, advising or operating mission critical technology businesses. Rezendes’ firm, INEX Advisors, focuses on helping clients define, select and prosecute their most promising growth and investment opportunities. The firm concentrates in Machine to Machine/Internet of Things/Connected Devices, and a cluster of related enabling technologies critical to transforming mobility, cloud and big data solutions into a semantic web.


W. David Stephenson is an Internet of Things thought leader, strategist, theorist and writer. He is principal of Stephenson Strategies and Google ranks his blog as the top non-corporate one on the IoT.

He is developing a theory of IoT-centric circular corporate management and structure to replace antiquated hierarchies and linear processes. He founded the 2,400-member Boston-New England Internet of Things Meetup and will teach an IoT strategy course at Babson College in 2017.

Stephenson wrote an e-book, SmartStuff: an introduction to the Internet of Things and Managing the Internet of Things Revolution for SAP.


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