The Internet of Things: Security and Privacy Implications

Smart grids, driverless cars, automated locking and alarm systems, thermometers, smart televisions, refrigerators, washing machines or wearables, smart sport clothing or shoes, smart medical devices, parking, lighting, trash bins… Smart everything and everywhere. All interconnected and online. Generating Geopbytes of data. This is not a fantasy. This is a future. A future that is coming. Some studies say by 2020 the ‘network-of-networks’ will comprise more than 50 billion connected devices. Ten times more than in 2015. Some say the Internet of Things is a first stage of the Internet of Everything representing the fourth industrial revolution where ‘cyber-physical’ systems will communicate and cooperate with each other and humans in real time, bringing in a total connectivity in all aspects of life. Are we prepared?


Radek Havlis, CPP
VP, Security Cooperation, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
Radek is an internationally recognized professional having more than 14 years of experience in leading security management positions in a corporate setting, specialized in developing and implementing business security strategies, policies and standards, in designing and implementing international security governance and service delivery framework of a multinational corporation (50+ countries), in setting up executive development programmes for Chief Security Officers and in change management. As Vice President Security Cooperation he is a member of the executive leadership team of the Deutsche Telekom’s Group Security Governance department. In addition, he is a Senior Regional Vice President Europe and a past Member of the Professional Certification Board of the ASIS International. Radek possesses two university master degrees (in law and legal science and in business administration) and several industry certifications.