Data security, Cybercrime, Incident response

Securing IoT Devices – Kevin L. Jackson – ESW #280

Connected devices outnumber us humans two to one, a ratio that is on an accelerating growth curve. Risks associated with device counterfeiting and cyberattacks is also growing rapidly and now represent very real real risks to economies, national security, our critical infrastructure, and our very lives. One necessary component for addressing this threat is establishing a verifiable and immutable device identification and lifecycle reporting system.

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Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson
Senior Vice President at Total Network Services

Kevin L. Jackson is Senior Vice President of Total Network Services (,. With over 350,000 followers on social media, he is also the host of the “Digital Transformers” podcast. Internationally recognizable firms that have sponsored articles authored by him include Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix and IBM. He has also provided technology consulting services to Applied Materials, AT&T Business, Intel, Fujitsu, SAP, and Ericsson.

As an Associate Consultant with A.T. Kearney, he provided cloud computing and cybersecurity management consulting services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which served as the basis for the Kingdom’s national cybersecurity regulations. Mr. Jackson’s commercial experience also includes Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and SAIC (Engility) Director Cloud Solutions. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community.

Kevin Jackson’s formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Previous books include “Click to Transform” (Leaders Press, 2020), “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” (Packt, 2018), and “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross Industry View” (Taylor & Francis, 2016). He also delivers online training through Tulane University, O’Reilly Media, LinkedIn Learning, and Pluralsight.

Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Carrier Onboard Delivery Logistics and carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control. While active, he also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.


Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security
John Kinsella
John Kinsella
Co-founder & CTO at Cysense
Tyler Shields
Tyler Shields
CMO at JupiterOne
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