Company’s CTO will discuss best practices for ensuring the security of  ‘Internet of Things’ enabled devices

Raleigh, N.C. – April 18, 2017 – K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company that creates solutions to serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, today announced that the Company’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Jonathan Gould, will speak at IoTFuse, taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 21, 2017. Gould’s presentation, “The ’S’ in IoT Stands for Security,” will be held at 11:15 am CDT.

In his presentation, Gould will discuss the critical nature of IoT device security and why IoT security is only as strong as the weakest node on the network.  He will also provide insight into various attack surfaces that need to be considered, best practices for developers and reasons why traditional malware detection will be ineffective in the IoT world.

“In recent years, we have seen the IoT market explode. In fact, IHC forecasts more than 30.7 billion connected devices by 2020. However, at the same time, the development of sound security practices around these devices has lagged behind,” said Gould. “As the use of IoT-enabled devices continues to increase out of necessity for certain segments of the population – particularly the older adults and individuals living with disabilities – we must ensure that these devices and the networks they connect with are secure. IoTFuse provides a forum for the brightest minds in IoT to come together and solve these and other issues.”

IoTFuse is a professional network of makers, innovators, and business leaders in the Internet of Things space. Based in Minneapolis, IoTFuse is the largest group of its kind in the United States. The 2017 IoTFuse Conference brings together thought leaders from across the technological spectrum for a one-day event of broad “vision” talks as well as interesting projects from individual engineers, researchers, and hobbyists on IoT innovation.

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About K4Connect

K4Connect creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, helping those it serves to enjoy life via a connected-life software suite that brings together the best in home automation products, health and wellness technologies, and communication and social functionality. The Company’s products enable simpler, smarter living environments and healthier lives, while fostering family and community engagement. For more information, please visit