Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Brian Witten

Brian Witten
Sr Director, IoT Security, Symantec


Brian Witten is senior director of engineering at Symantec. Brian leads strategy for high-growth areas. Over the past few years, Brian has led engineering on Android, Symentec Endpoint Protection (SEP.cloud), and reputation-based security for enterprise, as well as encryption and identity technologies. Prior to that, Brian created Symantec Government Research Labs and Symantec Research Labs Europe, as well as several new technologies now used in Symantec’s enterprise and Norton consumer offerings. An experienced information security expert, Brian has worked closely with leading universities, government organizations, and industry partners in information security for 19 years. Prior to joining Symantec, Witten worked at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. military’s central research and development organization charged with sponsoring revolutionary, high-payoff research, where he managed an R&D investment portfolio of more than $150 million in U.S. and international efforts.


5:25pm–6:05pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Generals Residence
Brian Witten (Symantec)
As the Internet of Things grows at a stunning rate, security is all too often absent or inadequate, as recent, somewhat frightening events highlight. Compounding things, IoT differs dramatically from traditional "Information Technology." This talk will give practical guidance on how to build security into IoT, even where IoT presents a raft of challenges not present for IT. Read more.