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The 'S' in IoT stands for security

There is an old joke that the ‘S’ in IoT stands for ‘Security’. There are so many IoT security horror stories hitting the news on a regular basis - from data leaks, to privacy invasions, to nation state hacks.

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Anyone planning a new IoT device or rollout needs to consider security from the get go, starting with the hardware and working up through the software and cloud stack. Microsoft has a whole hardware and software stack to help, called Azure Sphere.

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Jim has an Azure Sphere board, minimal knowledge of IoT security, and a Microsoft Learn module and is ready to learn stuff! Join Jim in this 2-part show as he upskills in IoT security!

Registration links

This 2-part show is run through the Microsoft Reactor Meetup group. You can register for these shows on Meetup with the following links:

Part Date Meetup registration link
Part 1 24th March 2022 Meetup registration link
Part 2 31st March 2022 Meetup registration link


A picture of Jim standing outside a building with his arms crossed looking very handsome in a shirt that says Puppies, Azure and I'm fine

Jim is a Regional Cloud Advocate focusing on building out and skilling communities in the Pacific North West, with a focus on the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond, Washington. He’s British, so sounds way smarter than he actually is, and is happy he moved to Redmond in time to be locked down at home and not see the office he came to work in, or the places he wanted to visit. In the past he’s lived in 4 continents working as a developer in the mobile, desktop, and scientific space. He's spoken at conferences and events all around the globe, organised meetup groups and communities, and written a book on mobile development.

He also hates and is allergic to cats, but has a 9-year-old daughter who loves cats, so he has 2 cats.

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