https://securityledger.com/2014/05/security-and-internet-of-things-can-we-talk/ Attendees will hear an address by Dr. Dan Geer, the Chief Security Officer at In-Q-Tel, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's investment arm. Dan is one of the smartest and most prescient thinkers in the security world, who has made headlines by warning about the dangers of our reliance of technology monocultures like Microsoft's Windows operating systems. Most recently, Dan has been sounding similar alarms about an (emerging) monoculture of "small devices and the chips that run them." In other words: just because the network of the future doesn't have a Windows sticker and "Intel Inside" logo on it, doesn't mean that the same kinds of problems don't exist. Many of you who have been following this blog know that the Security Ledger is particularly interested in covering the (fast) evolving border line between "traditional" IT security and the terra incognito of the Internet of Things. This week, we're taking that discussion to the next level with our first-ever event: The Security of Things Forum (or SECoT for short). SECoT is going to be an amazing day of discussion and debate about what I consider one of the foremost challenges facing the technology community in the next decade: securing a rapidly expanding population of intelligent and Internet-connected devices.