What happened at
Security of Things World USA 2018?

Security of Things World USA 2018: Beyond the hype

The third edition of Security of Things World USA was unanimously characterised as a successful conference. The 100+ attendees put the success down to the rich mix of IoT security experts, the presentation content and the interactive sessions throughout the 3 days of the event.

With sessions about security challenges, security trends, designing a security strategy and much more, Security of Things World USA was a great event.  There is still a need for discussion regarding the future role of security in the interconnected and smart world of the enterprise Internet of Things, and also further collaboration so that solutions are available to respond to growing IoT security concerns .

Securing the connected future in Berlin

Security of Things World is back in Berlin on June 30 – July 02, 2019. Be part of the forum for IT, OT, IoT and cyber security experts in Europe.

For more information go to: www.securityofthingsworld.com

Speaker Highlights 2018

Key themes covered at Security of Things World USA 2018

  • Implementation of Security by Design: How to design your software and strategy from the ground up to minimise impact when a security vulnerability or an invalid user is discovered
  • Rethinking the technology strategy for scalable, secure and efficient IoT: Addressing security throughout the smart, connected product lifecycle, from the initial design to the operational environment, your network and ecosystem
  • Securing your cyber physical systems by bridging them with innovation and integration into your product development
  • Bringing security to the Cloud: How can the cloud be a secure platform for you? What options are available? What is needed to maintain cloud security?
  • IoT security and crossroads to privacy, governance and GDPR
  • Blockchain and how blockchain can create IoT security
  • Security & interoperability: Standardization, risk assesment and vulnerablity scan?
  • Expanding and shifting industry boundaries: How old technologies and IoT technologies are effecting and changing security needs
  • IoT Crisis Response: Secure your connected devices and prepare your business for the unknown by anticipating enterprise risks and sustainably closing security gaps
  • Safeguarding enterprise data and data privacy in an interconnected world: Ensure safe authentication and tailor your proposition to respond to the security concerns that preoccupy enterprise customers today
  • Critical Infrastructure: How can infrastructure and devices be better secured to protect against potential security hacks and what you need to be aware of
  • Security of Industrial Control Systems: What are the security challenges and how to approach cyber security in ICS?
The differentiation of participants was excellent and provided much broader insight to all the discussions
Tim Luallen
Tate & Lyle
Great location, perfect organization, good speakers!
Rainer Rodler
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Topics were very relevant across all industries
Angela Clark
Architect of the Capitol
It was an excellent conference
Michael Miora
Korn Ferry

Security of Things World USA in Numbers

Leading Experts
% Buyers
% Decision Makers / Senior Influencers
Click here to see the complete Attendee List

What is the unique Networking Experience at Security of Things World USA?

We know that networking, ideation, knowledge sharing and getting this „little detail I didn‘t know so far“ is one of the most important reasons to participate at our events. To guarantee the best networking experience, various sessions has been created, tailored to your needs and curated from the industry – we call it Multi-Touchpoint Concept!


Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.


Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

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Tweetback & Connect

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

Challenge Your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges

What were the
main take-aways
at the event?

No immediate quick fix for IoT security solutions yet

Many companies still don't have the basics covered

The same issues are present across industries

Stronger regulation is needed

Industry Split

Government: 24%
Technology: 15%
Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance: 15%
Software Provider
Software Provider: 7%
Telecommunications: 5%
Healthcare: 5%
Automotive: 5%
Energy : 5%
Academia: 4%
Other : 15%

Company Size

< 1.000
< 1.000: 18%
1.000 - 5.000
1.000 - 5.000: 18%
5.000 - 10.000
5.000 - 10.000: 18%
10.000 - 50.000
10.000 - 50.000: 28%
50.000 - 100.000
50.000 - 100.000: 9%
> 100.000
> 100.000: 9%

Geographical Split

USA: 86%
Canada: 4%
Europe: 4%
ROW: 6%

The Community

Head of / Director / Leader
Head of / Director / Leader : 32%
Manager / Senior Manager
Manager / Senior Manager: 21%
CXOs: 18%
VP: 9%
Other: 20%

We caught up with a few speakers at the event...

Business Partners 2018

Primary Media Partner

Supporting Associations 2018

Media Partners 2018

Get in Touch

To Sponsor

Hannes Bartz

Business Partner Manager
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 31
Email: hannes.bartz@we-conect.com

To Attend

Alexander Sladczyk

Sales Director we.CONECT
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 55
Email: alexander.sladczyk@we-conect.com

To Speak

Henry Fuchs

Managing Director & Founder
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 44
Email: henry.fuchs@we-conect.com

Media Partnership

Gemma Hutchinson

Marketing Manager
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 809
Email: gemma.hutchinson@we-conect.com

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Our Event Series

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June 30 – July 2, 2019

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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, USA

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