Robert Brown

VP Marketing; Jitsuin
Rob co-founded Jitsuin having identified that distributed ledgers could solve challenging security problems facing the Internet of Things. While consulting for Ping Identity on chip-to-cloud IoT security, it became clear that a new, collaborative approach to Identity and Access Management of Things is needed to assure sustainable trust in data. Rob previously marketed and developed business at a trusted execution software start-up, Trustonic and marketed secure hardware technology for ARM. He earned a degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester - a couple of years before we first heard of the “Internet of Things”.

Robert's Session

Thursday, June 27
4:25 - 4:50 pm
Distributed Ledger Technologies, IAM, and the Truth in Things
The Internet of Things has a problem with data silos – it’s difficult for data to move across domains and prove where it came from. Users of IoT data must understand how Things were made and kept up-to-date if they are to know the data received is truthful. Yet keeping Things healthy is not the sole responsibility of a single actor; components of a Thing may be shared amongst hardware and software vendors, system integrators, retailers, system operators, owners, regulators or third parties. Safety and security rests with all involved in authorizing updates, how and when they are applied as well as the right to repair when Things are no longer officially supported. Shared device lifecycle assurance is the basis for verifiable service histories of Things which give data provenance. When data can be proven to originate from reliable sources, its value increases while reducing the risk of using it. Enabling third parties to build value from data would unlock the true value of IoT which in turn could fund its upkeep. This talk will outline how identity and shared ledger technology have key roles to building Truth in Things for a sustainable IoT.

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