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Are Sensors the Weakest Link to Cyber Attacks?

Regulatory and Industry Efforts to Mitigate Threats and Reduce Risks Webinar

As sensors are becoming an integral part of modern critical infrastructure, there is an increasing need to ensure that the many facilities we use regularly such as the power grid, smart cities and IoT enabled systems are secure. We often see news reports of cyber attacks that can disrupt the services we use daily. During this webinar, two esteemed industry experts present their views on the changing threat landscape, associated risks and mitigation strategies.



Who Should Attend: 


Individuals or entities working in or engaged with the following:

  • Sensor Manufacturers
  • IoT Connectivity Solution Providers
  • Systems Integrators
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Test Laboratories
  • Academic Community
  • End-user Community (Healthcare, Logistics, Consumer, Electronics, etc.)
  • Government Regulators 


Sridhar Kowdley

Program Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sridhar leads a number of initiatives, including the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP), 5G, Next Generation 911 systems. As the Program Manager for P25 CAP, he is responsible for ensuring communications equipment declared by the supplier actually is P25 compliant and tested against the standards with publicly published results. He is also the Program Manager for the DHS First Responder Electronic Jamming Program to assess, evaluate and mitigate impacts of electronic jamming on First Responder communications. He has 30 years of experience in program management, engineering and analysis of civilian, commercial and defense telecommunications and wireless systems and networks. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University NYC and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University.

Sharon Hagi

Chief Security Officer, Silicon Labs

Sharon serves as Chief Security Officer of Silicon Labs and is responsible for overseeing the company's comprehensive cybersecurity strategies and best practices for delivering advanced security technologies and solutions. He joined Silicon Labs in 2019 with over 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry as a developer, architect and strategist. Prior to Silicon Labs, he served as Vice President of Security at Ethoca and Chief Technology Strategist at IBM Security. Sharon is also a senor member of the IEEE and ACM. He is a contributing subject matter expert and item writer for the (ISC)2CISSP and CSSLP professional certifications.

Brent Lunceford

Managing Director, Memstronics

Brent is managing director of Memstronics serving the smart city, industrial automation, IoT and high reliability electronics markets. He has 25 years of experience in product development, operations management and business development for MEMS, sensors, semiconductors, wireless telemetry, remote monitor and control systems, mixed signal systems, and OEM integration. His career spans companies including 3M, Cypress Semiconductor, Silicon Light Machines, and the Microelectronics and Computer Corporation (MCC). At MCC he designed and managed a new fab where developed a novel manufacturing architecture for RF microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and advanced the technology to an acquisition by Teravicta Technologies. Brent serves as the Global Engagement Chair for IEEE Sensors Council, is founding Chair of IEEE Central Texas MEMS & Sensors Chapter and founding Officer of IEEE SF Bay Area MEMS & Sensors Chapter. Brent received his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from Texas State University and executive MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Path to Sensors Interoperability
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