Keynote Speakers Address IoT Security Challenges at Smart Card Alliance 2016 Security of Things Conference

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Now just a few weeks away, the Smart Card Alliance Security of Things 2016 conference is coming to Chicago to bring the topics of security, privacy and authentication to the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT). Speakers from both the IoT and security communities will discuss the impact embedded security technology is expected to have on connected cars, wearables, smart homes, identity and authentication, data integrity and privacy, IoT payment, standards and regulation and more.

The conference will be held October 18-19, 2016 at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. To register, visit Early registration discounts are available through October 7.

The two-day conference will feature 40+ speakers, with keynotes, panels and track sessions on the most important topics across different IoT markets. Experts leading the first-day keynotes will kick off the event with a big picture look at IoT security, including:

  • The Security of Things: A Perspective on Securing the IoT Ecosystem— Sami Nassar, vice president and general manager, NXP Semiconductors
  • IoT Security Architectures and Frameworks— Eric Uner, chief technology officer and chief scientist, Redwall Technologies
  • A discussion with Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity strategy, Illumio, on IoT security in the Connected World

Attendees can build their own experience from other sessions scheduled throughout the conference by choosing between more than 20 sessions across the concurrent Secure IoT Technology and Secure IoT Applications tracks. Session tracks will give attendees a deep dive into the most pressing issues impacting the industry, including the role of smart card technology in IoT, the security of connected cars, the intersection of IoT and payments, healthcare use models in IoT, and other security best practices, challenges and opportunities across the market.

Sponsorship and exhibition information is available at, or by contacting Bryan Ichikawa,

The Smart Card Alliance also recently launched a new content portal that features relevant news, resources, expert commentary and thought leadership on the security and privacy of IoT. Visit the portal at

For continuing updates on Security of Things 2016, visit, follow @SmartCardOrgUSA on Twitter and use #SecurityOfThings2016 to participate in the conversation.

About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit

Megan Shamas
Montner Tech PR
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