Todd leads security ecosystem business development for the Business Client Division of Intel. He is an expert in hardware security technologies and edge to cloud practices for securing applications and devices. For the past 13 years, he has directed go-to-market engagements for Intel’s IOT Secure Device Onboard, API Management, Security Gateway, Identity, PCI Tokenization, and Big Data software and service offerings. His 25+ years in the enterprise security sector have included leadership work for Ping Identity, IBM, Cendant and other corporations. Todd has a degree in marketing, an MBA, and is based in Colorado.
The Rise of Hardware Enabled Security for the PC – A Riddle, Wrapped in an Enigma
Hardware security presents an enigma for IT…its mysterious configurations and protections are often enabled by OEMs or OSVs, it is also presents an obscure attack surface that is hard to fix in the field, yet according to Gartner, new hardware security innovations have reached early mainstream adoption. A PC that is entirely based on software security will be an easy target for an attacker, while those that integrate hardware security will be significantly stronger. Chip-level security capabilities form a strong foundation and transitive trust chain from which all security capabilities are improved and hardened into an enterprise class PC, ready to protect valuable digital corporate assets and personal data. However, not all PC hardware security capabilities are on an equal playing field which can limit key security models of importance to CISOs and IT. To help prepare IT to take advantage of HW security, we present the essential foundation and advanced capabilities that are available today along with an applicability mapping to the typical PC build for security applications. Attendees will receive a free copy of an IDC report on silicon enabled threat detection and an IOActive third party PC security comparison report.