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Cybersecurity Needs Expanding Beyond Computers or Your Pocket and Into Your Home

Cleve Adams wants you to know that while you were busy updating your WiFi router’s firewall and giving your laptop a strong password, your vacuum cleaner and smart lighting system were conspiring with your phone to steal your online banking information. As a 25-year cybersecurity veteran and CEO of mobile device security firm, AirPatrol Corporation, Adams has seen more than his share of hacks, cracks and attacks to compromise network-connected things, so it probably fair to say that he knows what he’s talking about.

“For twenty years we’ve been conditioned to focus on firewalls, anti-virus, anti-malware and other systems designed to secure networks from outsiders,” he said. “But in the past few years we’ve let an unprecedented number of Internet-connected things into our homes and businesses without a moment’s thought as to whether they pose a security risk.”

Adams points to smartphones, watches, electronic keys, thermostats, robot vacuums, home automation, cameras, office heating and ventilation, and a plethora of other networked objects that can be co-opted by clever hackers to do things other than what they were originally developed to do.

“These are all basically computers with an operating system, and none of the security controls we would normally include in a traditional system,” he said. “Combine that with the fact that they have more or less unfettered access to your WiFi network and/or your smartphone and you’ve got plenty of opportunity for trouble.”

With this in mind, Adams and cybersecurity association, Cyber United, are bringing together a panel of security specialists during annual Black Hat security confab for a “Securing the Internet of Things Masters” event. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Charlie Palmer Steak House in the Four Seasons, starting at noon and ending with a reception following the discussions.

The SIOT Masters will address a broad swatch of industries -- healthcare, auto, energy, consumer goods, and more – and how the growing number of seemingly harmless, but potentially vulnerable, Internet-connected devices might be exploited for malicious purposes or financial gain.

Other confirmed speakers for the event include Daniel Obodovski, Author, “The Silent Intelligence, the Internet of Things”; Josh Corman, co-founder, I Am The Cavalry; Darin Andersen, Chairman and Founder, CyberTECH, President and CEO, CyberUnited; Ido Dubrawsky, Securing Engineering Team Lead, Itron; Katie Moussouris, Chief Policy Officer, HackerOne; Zach Lanier, Senior Security Researcher, Duo Security, and many others.

The event is invitation only. For more information and invitations, please contact AirPatrol at (410) 290-3446 x213 or [email protected].

About AirPatrol Corporation

AirPatrol, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp., is a developer of mobile device identification and locationing systems. Its flagship product, ZoneDefense, is a security platform for wireless and cellular networks that can detect, monitor and manage the behavior of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices based on their location. AirPatrol also offers a business-to-consumer platform called ZoneAware that allows retailers, resort owners, consumer firms and others to deliver custom content and services based on a mobile device’s location. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., AirPatrol has regional offices in San Diego, California, Vancouver, Canada, Sydney, Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. AirPatrol customers include numerous government and military agencies and large enterprises around the globe. For more information on AirPatrol Corporation and its products, call 410-290-3446, email: [email protected] or visit www.airpatrolcorp.com.

About Sysorex Global Holdings Corp.

Through focused, custom technology solutions, Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX) provides cyber security, data analytics, custom application development, cloud solutions, Mobile/BYOD solutions and strategic outsourcing to government and commercial clients in major industries around the world. From identifying security risks to helping clients realize value from their big data strategies, Sysorex has the experience, technology, partners, and agility to be your trusted IT partner. Visit www.sysorex.com, follow @SysorexGlobal and Like us on Facebook.

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