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Episode 61 – IoT Security & The Importance of Certificates with Ellen Boehm, SVP at Keyfactor


with Ellen Boehm

August 3, 2023

23 minutes

In the 61st episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, speaks with Ellen Boehm, SVP, IoT & Operations at Keyfactor, to discuss quantum computing, firmware, and open source.

Ellen is the current SVP of IoT Strategy and Operations at Keyfactor, a cybersecurity software company, where she is responsible for the overall IoT business operations. She was previously the VP of Product Engineering at Sky Technologies where she led the IoT product strategy and new product development.

They cover: [timestamps will need to be updated once audio is edited]

👉 [05:53] What is Keyfactor?

👉 [06:36] Firmware certificates and Keyfactor

👉 [08:45] Excitement and concerns around quantum computing

👉 [12:45] Keyfactor’s approach to keeping up with exponential growth

👉 [19:37] Defining certificates

👉 [21:34] Building an enterprise solution on top of an open source solution

👉 [24:59] Is there such a thing as an IoT company?

👉 [27:20] A look into Keyfactor’s future

👉 [30:51] Who in the IoT landscape should get more attention?

If you’re interested in quantum computing, firmware, and open source, tune into the 61st episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air.

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“IoT Podcast: Over the Air” is a podcast that features unfiltered conversations with executives about their IoT journeys — the mistakes they made, the lessons they learned, and what they wished they’d known when they started. In each episode of Over the Air, our expert guests will make bold predictions, reveal unpopular opinions, and share stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

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Hosted by: Ryan Prosser

CEO at Very

As Very's CEO, Ryan collaborates daily with product, sales, and marketing to deliver the IoT solutions our clients look for. He is also a champion for our culture, fostering transparency and efficiency across our distributed team.