18 Feb 2021
IoT Devices and the Cost of Cybersecurity with Flex: "Security is as necessary as the device power supply"
In this podcast David is joined by Dr. Juan Nogueira, Senior Director of Connectivity Center of Excellence, from worldwide ODM, Flex. They have a fascinating discussion about how Flex approach security and why there is always space in the bill of materials for security. They also talk about how ODMs are not only creating IoT, but also embracing IoT – it’s one not to miss!
Dr. Nogueira is Sr. Director for Connectivity in the Global Technology Team at Flex. In this role he is defining technology roadmaps, evaluating new innovative solutions, establishing strategic collaborations with partner companies and leading internal research programs in the field of wireless communication. Prior to working at Flex, he was Lead System Architect of Advanced Development and System Architectures first at Robert Bosch GmbH and then at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH (BCDS) in Reutlingen (Germany). In this position he defined the connectivity technology roadmap that later concluded with the foundation of BCDS as the Bosch subsidiary focused in connectivity and IoT. Before that, he worked in corporate R&D for wireless communication and sensing systems at Sony Corporation in Stuttgart (Germany) where he held the positions of Senior System Engineer and Principal Engineer. Dr. Juan Nogueira holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain). He subsequently became an associated professor at the University of Vigo in the Electronic Technology Department, collaborating with industry on projects in the area of industrial field buses. He has written numerous articles and holds 20+ patents in the area of communication protocols, wireless sensor networks and IoT.
1.03: Introduction to Flex and their role in the IoT industry.
5.15: Is security a growing concern with Flex’s customers?
5:40: Why it’s easy to overlook IoT security in the construction industry.
6:28: Security isn't just for high value assets, time is money.
7:56: The business cost of failure when things go wrong?
8:50: Educating customers on IoT security. You cannot just assume thing are secure in IoT.
9:19: Flex’s proactive approach to IoT security. Demonstrating security credentials, adding credibility.
10:20: Introducing the PSA Certified 2021 Security Report: cost is still an issue for OEMs and the main concern for customers.
13:15: There is always room in the Bill of Materials (BOM) to compensate for the additional cost of security, it’s just as necessary as your power supply.
16:28: All markets must consider security, the high-impact industries are leading the way.
18:11: Relationship between IoT, security and machine learning in the edge.
20:10: Flex are not just creating IoT, but also embracing IoT to benefit from AI and digital transformation.
21:50: Opportunities for production lines, and the challenge of technical debt/retrofitting existing machinery, so machines can benefit from digital transformation too.
24:10: The IoT landscape in five years time – IoT will feel like “everyday normal.” 5G will be deployed in both public and private networks.
26:58: Juan’s advice for device security implementations now to secure tomorrow.