San Francisco Bay Area ISSA Chapter


Next Chapter Meeting:

September 2018 Chapter Meeting
September 12, 2018

245 Market St San Francisco, CA 94105
(12-1pm lunch, 1pm-2:30pm meeting)

Topic: Crypto Agile PKI and DCM - IOT Security
Speaker: Mark Thompson, Vice President of Product Management

Abstract: On The Eve of Quantum Computing: The definitive need for Crypto Agility

On the eve of quantum computing, the definitive need for crypto-agility is greater than ever. The ability to locate, manage, and securely update digital certificates on a network or on a device seems like a simple task, yet with the advent of new Enterprise use cases and flourishing IoT device introductions, management at massive scale becomes a challenge. Facing mounting pressures, IT security personnel and product managers are tasked with implementing solutions fit for today's environment plus tomorrow's post-quantum world. Join renowned Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) expert and Certified Security Solutions (CSS) Vice President of Product Management, Mark Thompson, as he outlines the defense against quantum computing, crypto-agility:

  • Demystifying quantum computing: cryptographic kryptonite
  • Challenges with digital certificate/device management at scale
  • Futureproof, quantum-safe digital identity solutions for today's Enterprise & IoT


Mark Thompson is currently the Vice President of Product Management at Certified Security Solutions where he is responsible for strategic management of the company's product portfolio and market adoption.

Prior to CSS, Mark was Sr. Director of New Product Introduction for Aclara Technologies, and the product manager for Aclara's Metrum line of LTE products. He was at Aclara since 1998 where he developed the STAR network product line and developed and ran product marketing for several wireless communication solutions for gas, water, and electric utilities. He has broad experience in the development of software integration platforms for complex Utility Business and IT systems at Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas, and others

Mark founded the Wi-Fi Alliance Smart Grid Task Group, which is responsible for the certification program for Smart Energy Profile 2.0 running on Wi-Fi devices. Mark is the former chair the group and member of the ZigBee Smart Energy and Consortium for SEP Interoperability. Mark also founded the IEEE 802.11ah standards group devoted to the development of Sub-GHz Wi-Fi for Smart Grid and sensor networks, and was its first chair. Mark was a voting member of the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the UTC's Smart Networks Council.

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