Sounding the Alarm that Connected Devices are in Danger


NanoLock’s mission is to protect the operational integrity of connected devices and we are constantly driving conversations forward on this front within the cybersecurity industry. According to a report from Juniper Research, the number of total connected devices worldwide is expected to hit 46 billion by the end of this year. This connectivity leads to vulnerability, which is where NanoLock comes in. The coming months will see NanoLock spread this message at a wide range of events,and this blog will detail each one below. Before jumping into that however, we’ll also cover what we’ve been up to in recent preceding weeks.

Trade Show: Optiva Digital Leadership Summit

On October 6th, our CEO and co-founder Eran Fine spoke as a panelist on a thought leadership webinar at the Optiva Digital Leadership Summit, one of the telecom industry’s largest virtual events.  The session was focused on “beyond connectivity,” an initiative led by TM Forum, an alliance of 850+ global companies working together to break down technology and cultural barriers between digital service providers, technology suppliers, consultancies and systems integrators. The audience included CIOs,CTOS, and architects from leading telecom operators across the globe.

The webinar featured Jen Hawes-Hewitt of Google, Michael Moorfield of Truphone, Yadin Haut of OptimalQ, Jitesh Shah of CropIn, and Germain Bahri of Solarisbank. Eran used his time on the panel to discuss the futures of IoT, AI, 5G, and Cloud Edge technologies.

Webinar: Discussion with Atlantica Digital: Addressing the Challenges of Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructures

On October 12th, 11 AM CET, our VP of Cybersecurity & Industry Yanir Laubshtein  joined a webinar hosted by Atlantica Digital. The webinar covered the cybersecurity challenges faced by utilities, the prevailing security approaches at the moment, and a new approach that would take zero trust to the device level. Atlantica Digital has been operating for over 30 years in the Telco, Industry, Transport, Utilities and Public Administration sectors, developing innovative solutions and products in the Smart Metering, Digital Solution, Machine Learning, IoT, Cyber Security and Next Generation SOC sectors. They recently partnered with NanoLock to develop a new NanoLock-enabled managed security service to protect tens of millions of smart meters and connected devices for leading utilities and industrial companies in Italy and Europe.

The speakers at this event were  Luigi Maracino, the General Manager of Atlantica Cyber Security and Yanir Laubshtein, the VP of Cybersecurity and Industry for NanoLock.

Trade Show: CEATEC 2021

Shortly after the webinar with Atlantica Digital, NanoLock will be at CEATEC 2021 from October 19th to October 22nd. The CEATEC event is a key annual expo for experts in the smart cities industry, including decision-makers from electronics manufacturers, electric and gas utilities, data privacy specialists, law specialists, and others. This year’s event centers around the theme of connecting society and co-creating the future with an eye towards “Society 5.0,” which is “a human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space.”

This year’s CEATEC event will feature a Startup Pitch Stage where non-Japanese startups interested in Japanese collaboration could submit applications to present as part of the “Japan Challenge for Society 5.0-Accelerate Innovation with Japan.” Out of nearly 300 applications from over 50 countries, NanoLock was one of the 45 organizations chosen as a winner. Eran Fine will be presenting for us on the challenge track of a “Smart & Resilient Japan” on October 22nd at 11 AM JST. Information about the event and how to register for it can be found here.

Webinar: How to prevent a weaponized OT Future – Keys to protecting critical infrastructure

On November 9th at 12 PM EST the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C. will host a webinar with the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) that will focus on the many recent attacks on operational technology assets and how both public and private stakeholders must act not only to deter these attacks but to prevent them from achieving results. Our very own CEO Eran Fine is scheduled to be one of the featured speakers for this webinar.

The webinar will be moderated by John Felker, formerly of the CISA & U.S. Homeland Security and now the President of Morse Alpha Associates. Panelists for this session alongside Eran include the Founder & President of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative Paul De Souza, the CTO of Armis Security Sachin Sha, the Marketing Director of Micron Luis Ancajas, and Dr. Rafi Yahalom of MIT. More information on the event can be found on the registration page here and we encourage everyone to attend.

Trade Show: Enlit Europe

The Enlit Europe show is the largest utilities industry event in Europe, bringing together thought leaders across the energy sector. Attendees, of which roughly 80% are European, include grid operators, energy companies, retailers, energy markets professionals, plus commercial and industrial energy users.

The show takes place from November 30th to December 2nd in Milan, Italy. NanoLock will be on-site for the show exhibiting with our partners from Atlantica at Booth #12D.80. We encourage attendees to swing by the booth and check out demos of our device-level cybersecurity solutions.  Our demo will feature a demonstration of hack and protect of a power station. If you’d like to set up a meeting during the show, please reach out to our press contact here.