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IoT World

Internet of Things (IoT) technology connects the virtual and real worlds to bring about exciting new possibilities. In addition to fostering IoT innovation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is investing in ways to ensure system security and privacy. From May 14 – 17, S&T will attend IoT World in Santa Clara, California to discuss IoT security needs, potential solutions, and opportunities for public-private partnerships.

Booth Location and Hours

S&T’s cybersecurity experts and staff from the Silicon Valley Innovation Program will be in booth #1338, where they will be available for in-depth discussions about:

  • IoT technology’s role in improving operating system security
  • Building secure and resilient IoT capabilities
  • Specific business opportunities to partner with S&T on IoT-related projects

This is a great opportunity to speak directly with staff who can provide insight on S&T’s ongoing and upcoming efforts to develop new IoT capabilities that support DHS priorities. We will be available during the expo hours:

  • May 15, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
  • May 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
  • May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT

Panel Discussions

Reinventing R&D to Deliver Secure Cyber Systems through Public-Private Partnerships

May 16, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. PT, Breakfast Roundtable, Santa Clara Convention Center

May 16, 12:10 – 12:40 p.m. PT, Leaders-In Program, Grand Hyatt Hotel Magnolia Room

To drive down risks and improve resilience capabilities, DHS S&T is partnering with industry to embed security and privacy features at the outset of tech development. This discussion will highlight how innovations in procurement are changing the culture of government R&D and accelerating new applications of technology, like blockchain and mobile security, into DHS security operations.


  • Dr. Douglas Maughan, Cyber Security Division Director, DHS S&T

Doing Business with DHS: Understanding Best Practices for Working with the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program

May 16, 1:40 – 2:10 p.m. PT, Kairos Program, Startup City

Have questions on what it’s like to work with government? Through its network of nationwide startups, the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is adapting IoT solutions in areas of canine wearables, drones, and financial technology cybersecurity. Hear about SVIP’s procurement process, use cases that matter most, and what SVIP startups are doing today after working with DHS.


  • Melissa Ho, SVIP Managing Director, DHS S&T
  • Jonathan Butts, PhD, Founder, QED Secure Solutions
  • Jim Wressell, Director of Field Operations, Bastille
  • Paul Myslenski, Director of Federal Sales, Bastille

Building an IoT Industrial Base through Investor Transition Partners

May 16, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. PT, Futurists Stage

Through IoT, our cities and communities are interconnected world-wide, connecting with government agencies like DHS, first responders and critical infrastructure operators, who then connect with citizens. DHS S&T is working with industry innovators to build resilience capabilities today and ensure future innovation cycles are designed with security, trust, and identify capabilities at the outset. Hear how DHS S&T is building an industrial base through innovative industry partnering models.


  • Dr. Douglas Maughan, Cyber Security Division Director, DHS S&T
  • Linh Huynh, Business Development, SecureKey
  • Paul Myslenski, Director of Federal Sales, Bastille
  • Matt Whittington, Software Developer, Factom

Connecting with DHS Partners to Secure Critical Infrastructures

May 17, 2:20 – 3:00 p.m. PT, Energy and Utilities Track, Convention Center Grand Ballroom E

DHS is building new partnership models to innovate operations and enhance infrastructure resilience. Learn how the 16 critical infrastructure sectors are being impacted by IoT advances, and discover how to connect with Sector Coordinating Councils and DHS components to share insights, provide solutions, and exchange best practices. This presentation will cover how DHS can best assist critical infrastructure owners and operators, including where sectors are investing in new solutions to enhance resilience and making adjustments to keep pace with the changing security landscape created by IoT.


  • Patrick Massey, Regional Director for the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection, Region 10 Office, Seattle, Washington


Follow S&T on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for updates on when our #IoTWorld panel discussions will take place, and to stay informed about our IoT work!

Last Updated: 01/12/2023
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