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ISACA To Help APAC Organisations Navigate the “Internet of Threats”

Singapore (12 October 2016)—As more companies in Asia Pacific see the Internet of Things (IoT) as strategic to their business in order to effectively compete in the market1, there is a greater need for companies to quickly ramp up their internal skills in creating secure IoT platforms to accelerate adoption and remain competitive. In line with this, the “Internet of Threats”vulnerabilities generated through connected deviceswill be one of the key topics of discussion during the upcoming CSX 2016 Asia Pacific conference in Singapore from 14- 16 November 2016.


During the event, experts such as Pritesh Parekh, VP & CSO of Zuora, will launch the IoT Security Framework (ISF). The ISF provides vendor-agnostic guidance designed to address key security threats around infrastructure, application development and IoT device security. The session will also provide in-depth explanations on the various techniques that hackers use to compromise IoT devices and provide detailed mitigation techniques to address threats.


Phillip Stoner, Technical Lead, Comtech Telecommunications, will give participants the chance to view a live demonstration of interconnected devices to be able to identify the gaps in security, which will allow outsiders to collect information from a network. The session will include a discussion of how companies can map out and conduct an in-depth asset identification on connected systems, so that collected data can be analysed to identify potential vulnerabilities.


The event will also host discussions and panels around how privacy concerns will impact IoT deployment, adoption and ongoing operations. This will cover everything from why privacy matters, particularly with connected devices, how third-party vendors are already using consumers’ data and how privacy concerns are shaping cyber security.


“Security is going to be a key differentiator as organisations accelerate their adoption of IoT technologies” said Leonard Ong, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, Board Director of ISACA and associate director at Merck. “Through CSX, organizations will get the change to deepen the necessary cybersecurity skill sets required to ensure that next generation IoT solutions are protected against cyber threats.”


As security remains a top concern amongst businesses across all industries in the region—from fintech, healthcare, transport and public infrastructures—global business technology and cyber security association ISACA aims to drive greater awareness of the most important cyber security issues in the region, and train experts to deepen their skills.


Registration for CSX Asia Pacific is at Attendees can earn up to 32 continuing professional education credits at conference workshops and breakout sessions. For details on CSX guidance, research, tools and certifications, visit



25% of APeJ Organizations Have Launched IoT Solutions – 62% See IoT as Strategic. IDC. 27 Sep 2016.



ISACA ( helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.



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