SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PKWARE, the leading provider of smart encryption everywhere, today announced the company will join industry leaders representing private and public sectors to discuss the challenges associated with securing the Internet of Things (IoT) on Thursday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. PKWARE's CTO, Joe Sturonas, will be joined by leaders from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Symantec to discuss topics including how interoperability and the sheer number of devices pose unique and unprecedented challenges to securing the IoT. The conference is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

PKWARE is honored to participate at this year's RSA Conference and on the panel hosted by the NCSA," stated PKWARE's Sturonas. "There are tremendous benefits of the IoT, yet innovation has outpaced the standards and rigor required to properly secure these devices. The pervasive nature of IoT reminds us that data does not have a perimeter and there's a need for industry collaboration to develop a defense-in-depth framework at the data level. This is a very important discussion, and we're excited to be part of it.

Titled "Opportunities and Challenges to Securing the Internet of Things," the panel discussion will feature both consumer and commercial uses for IoT, the tremendous benefits and risks, and the national debate around security and privacy. Sturonas will be joined by panelists Suzanne Spaulding, undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Jeff Greene, director of government affairs and senior policy counsel of Symantec. The panel will be moderated by the NCSA's executive director, Michael Kaiser.

Sturonas is a 25-year veteran of the commercial software industry and responsible for product development at PKWARE. He has worked with Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies on overcoming the biggest organizational challenge of our time, protecting information. Sturonas has helped find extensive solutions when it comes to encryption, compliance, data security and data center optimization.

Last month, PKWARE introduced an enterprise encryption and key management solution aimed at Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. PKWARE's Smartcrypt ensures security threats are nullified by eliminating the value of stolen or leaked data from unauthorized users.

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For three decades, PKWARE has provided encryption and compression software to more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. Inventor of the .ZIP file format, PKWARE's smart encryption security solutions armor the data itself and eliminate vulnerabilities wherever data is used, shared, and stored.

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