On Friday 10th February, the two associations will tackle the issue head on by alerting attendees to the growing risks faced in both the commercial and residential sectors. Recent digital assaults – including a high-profile distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the U.S. that blighted internet services – have highlighted the perils introduced by network-connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the growing importance of cybersecurity.
The AV industry's two main associations, InfoComm International® and CEDIA®, have teamed up to create a joint conference at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017 to discuss the issue of cybersecurity. Integrators, consultants and clients should attend to learn how best to protect networked AV systems against growing threats.
"With AV systems now forming part of the IT network, AV integrators and manufacturers should understand the implications and embrace a security culture," says Pamela Taggart, CTS, Senior Director of Development Europe, InfoComm International. "Working together with CEDIA, we've come up with some critical learning objectives around networked AV security that will prove beneficial to attendees from both commercial and residential sectors."
"As an industry, it is imperative that we implement higher standards across all sectors and develop a robust and proactive response to the dangers faced by disruptive cyberattacks," adds Luke Amos, Senior Director of Education, CEDIA. "Collaboration is key to improving cyber security, and CEDIA is proud to play its part in these efforts alongside InfoComm at this conference. Recent events have brought the potential vulnerabilities of IoT devices into sharp focus. Cyberattacks are a reality, and with customer trust a number one priority in all installs, we are excited to offer a platform for practical, actionable advice to be shared."
The conference will be moderated by Mitch Klein, CEO of the Z-Wave Alliance. It will include a series of 30-minute sessions covering everything from how hackers might penetrate a customer's network, to risk assessment and mitigation strategies, to incident response. The session will end with a panel discussion that takes a larger view of the networked AV security issue, including shared experiences from both commercial and residential projects.
The joint conference is available through InfoComm's All-Access Pass. With the All-Access Pass, ISE 2017 attendees can pay one price and take part in any of InfoComm's educational Conferences, MasterClass programme or all-new Application Lab sessions during the show. For more information and to register, visit iseurope.org/infocomm-at-ise.
Cybersecurity: How to Help Your Customers Understand, Mitigate, and Respond to Threats, a joint InfoComm/CEDA Conference, will take place Friday 10 February, from 10am to 1pm, in Room G106 of the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the global trade association representing the commercial audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,400 members, representing over 70,000 AV professionals worldwide, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers in the Western Hemisphere. InfoComm also produces trade shows in China, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East. Additional information is available at infocomm.org.
CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 27th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world's largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home. To learn more about CEDIA, visit www.cedia.net. Follow @CEDIA_EMEA on Twitter, Facebook at www.facebook.com/CEDIA.EMEA, or join the CEDIA group on LinkedIn.