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Alan Mihalic SCCISP

Founder & President at IoT Security Institute & SCCISP Campus

Queensland, Australia

A cyber security advisor, key note speaker, publisher and cyber security education and Industry innovator within smart cyber technology and digital eco-systems. Alan is currently President at the IoT Security Institute and SCCISP and co-author of the IoT Security Institute Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework.
Alan has a solid background in defining strategic IT security architectural road-maps and solutions for public / private sector enterprises and Smart Cities initiatives. He is considered as an expert in design, development, and implementation of solutions across complex multi-functional and multi-platform technologies.
Alan regularly contributes as a freelance Cyber Security writer to various industry publications.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Queensland
Speaking Topics: iot security, cyber security, Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure security by design,

Alan Mihalic SCCISP Points
Academic 70
Author 19
Influencer 14
Speaker 23
Entrepreneur 50
Total 176

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: IoT Security Institute & SCCISP Campus
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 20 years
Last Media Interview: 02/02/2022

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity 42.82
Digital Transformation
Edtech
Emerging Technology 30.05
Entrepreneurship
IoT 45.61
Leadership
Open Innovation
Privacy 30.18
Risk Management 34.13
Blockchain 30.34
Healthtech 30.55
Startups 32.19
Smart Cities 93.07
Security 35.87
Supply Chain 30.11

Industry Experience

Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Manufacturing
Media
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Retail
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

Publications

1 Academic Award
Czar of the Year 2021
IOT Innovator
February 20, 2022
IoT Innovator is pleased to reveal the names of the 50 ‘IoT Czar of the Year’ award winners who have demonstrated their dedication to and expertise in the Internet of Things space. IoT practitioners are the ones behind the scenes whose work often goes unrewarded, so the IoT Innovator judging panel was thrilled to recognize 50 of these IoT specialists from across the globe who are advancing the IoT revolution in a truly meaningful way.

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Tags: IoT

5 Academic Certifications
Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure Security Professional (SCCISP)
SCCISP Campus
March 20, 2019
The SCCISP Certification is an IoT Security Institute educational initiative to provide certification courses that offer academic acknowledgement, and industry recognised credentialed career pathway for cyber security professionals working in, or seeking a career within, the smart technologies and critical infrastructure sectors.

Credential ID 10001

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)
ISC2
October 26, 2005
The vendor-neutral CISSP-ISSMP credential confirms a CISSP’s specialized knowledge and experience in establishing, presenting, and governing information security programs and demonstrate management and leadership skills.

Credential ID 43033

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP)
ISC2
July 17, 2005
The vendor-neutral CISSP-ISSAP credential confirms a CISSP’s specialized knowledge and experience in designing security solutions and providing management with risk-based guidance to meet organizational goals.

Credential ID 43033

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
ISC2
January 20, 2003
The vendor-neutral CISSP credential confirms technical knowledge and experience to design, engineer, implement, and manage the overall security posture of an organization. Required by the world’s most security-conscious organizations, CISSP is the gold-standard information security certification that assures information security leaders possess the breadth and depth of knowledge to establish holistic security programs that protect against threats in an increasingly complex cyber world.

Credential ID 43033

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ISACA
October 22, 2002
The management-focused CISM is the globally accepted standard for individuals who design, build and manage enterprise information security programs.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

3 Academic Whitepapers
IoTSI Framework Reference Architecture
IoT Security Institute
February 23, 2022
The IoTSI Reference Architecture is part of the IoTSI Framework for securing IOT/IIOT Infrastructures and Applications.
The IoTSI Security Reference Architecture provides a tangible, deployment driven, pragmatic framework for designing and deploying a secured IIoT/IoT Architecture.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure Framework
IoT Security Institute
February 20, 2019
Globally released under a Creative Commons Licence, the IoTSI Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Security Framework is the first consultative and deployment based end to end security framework for IoT-IIoT Smart Technology Eco-Systems.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

IoTSI Smart Cities & CI Framework - Overview
IoT Security Institute
March 10, 2018
Overview of the IoTSI Framework. Includes methodologies, processes and engagement models.This document provides a walkthrough of the IoTSI Framework. The what and how of the IoTSI Framework.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

19 Article/Blogs
Protecting Smart Cities and Smart People
Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research
July 28, 2021
Over the decades, there have been a number of seismic shifts in technology; mainframe computing, client server, and cloud computing easily comes to mind. However, the most all-encompassing with the inherent potential to change society as we know it has to be The Internet of Things A seismic technology shift that will not only change the world as we know it, but perhaps more importantly, how we experience it. IoT will be at the core of the smart cities we live in, the smart buildings we occupy, even in the smart bodies we inhabit.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

Protecting Smart Buildings from Cyber Attacks
IIoT World
November 01, 2019
It was an attack on a hospital like no other, reported the news in February 2016. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had been hacked. Its services were crippled. As emergency patients were diverted to other area hospitals, hospital administrators received an ominous message. Pay a ransom to get your hospital systems back. The hospital ultimately paid $17,000 worth of bitcoins. The FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department have yet to find the culprit.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Privacy

IoT security Institute - MEASC Partnership provides "real world" framework for ensuring Smart Cities are built securely by design
IoTSI
October 23, 2019
IoT Security Institute partner MEASC has achieved a remarkable outcome in establishing a MoU with the Egyptian government. Under the MoU Kuwait’s MEASC Safe Smart Cities will cooperate with Egyptian government agencies in the fields of digital transformation, safety and security of smart cities.

With regard to security this is where our partnership with MEASC comes into play. The IoT Security Institute will collaborate with stakeholders to provide cyber advisory services through various forms of engagement. This collaboration will include the utilization of the IoT Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

Protecting smart cities and smart people
Network World
April 19, 2019
In the ramp-up to a smart cities utopia, many societal concerns are often left overlooked when in truth, trust and privacy need to define the future role of cybersecurity.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, IoT

Protecting smart cities and smart people
Network World
April 18, 2019
In the ramp-up to a smart cities utopia, many societal concerns are often left overlooked when in truth, trust and privacy need to define the future role of cybersecurity.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Risk Management

How Public Key Cryptography will continue to liberate a global society
Import from medium.com
July 02, 2018
SummaryPublic key cryptography is at the heart of the privacy provided by HTTPS and the security of BitCoin wallets. The continued application of public key cryptography to our internet communications will continue to liberate global society. Here’s a look at some current application areas where y

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Tags: Blockchain

The other side to the “Decentralised” coin!
Import from medium.com
June 22, 2018
Decentralised Systems are attractive due to their absence of that central authority which controls and profits from a system. The bitcoin network is one such. As a currency, it has soared in value. The original bitcoin network spawned imitators, other cryptocurrencies. One such, ethereum, built on t

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Tags: Blockchain

Protecting Smart Buildings from Cyber Attacks
Import from medium.com
June 22, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteIt was an attack on a hospital like no other, reported the news in February 2016. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had been hacked. Its services were crippled. As emergency patients were diverted to other area hospital

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT

Hackers don’t give a toss about policy.
Import from medium.com
June 22, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteQuite an attention seeking title I would think. Apart from the obvious read further carrot I think there is a place for commentary on this subject. I am sure many of my industry colleagues will disagree, but have we been lured

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Tags: Cybersecurity

“Smart” Cities And Buildings: The Emergence Of The Cyber Safe Building
Import from medium.com
June 22, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteLast week, The Urban Developer ran a feature on the Internet of Things (IoT): How IoT technologies are adding value to commercial buildings. Smart commercial buildings are currently the highest users of IoT technology; and in a

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber BDM in the Age of Smart Cities
Import from medium.com
June 22, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteWith the forecasts suggesting billions of devices and trillions of dollars in market revenue, you would not be surprised in thinking cyber security business development management is set for a “golden era”. With the expansi

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Smart Cities

HR — Its emerging role in protecting company assets and maintaining employee cyber attack…
Import from medium.com
June 22, 2018
HR — Its emerging role in protecting company assets and maintaining employee cyber attack awareness.Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteThree-quarters of large organisations suffered a staff-related security breach during 2015, with half of the worst cases

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Protecting Smart Buildings from Cyber Attacks
Import from medium.com
June 19, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteIt was an attack on a hospital like no other, reported the news in February 2016. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had been hacked. Its services were crippled. As emergency patients were diverted to other area hospital

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT

Hackers don’t give a toss about policy.
Import from medium.com
June 19, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteQuite an attention seeking title I would think. Apart from the obvious read further carrot I think there is a place for commentary on this subject. I am sure many of my industry colleagues will disagree, but have we been lured

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Tags: Cybersecurity

“Smart” Cities And Buildings: The Emergence Of The Cyber Safe Building
Import from medium.com
June 19, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteLast week, The Urban Developer ran a feature on the Internet of Things (IoT): How IoT technologies are adding value to commercial buildings. Smart commercial buildings are currently the highest users of IoT technology; and in a

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber BDM in the Age of Smart Cities
Import from medium.com
June 19, 2018
Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteWith the forecasts suggesting billions of devices and trillions of dollars in market revenue, you would not be surprised in thinking cyber security business development management is set for a “golden era”. With the expansi

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Smart Cities

HR — Its emerging role in protecting company assets and maintaining employee cyber attack…
Import from medium.com
June 19, 2018
HR — Its emerging role in protecting company assets and maintaining employee cyber attack awareness.Written by Alan Mihalic CISSP ISSAP ISSMP CISM for IoT Security InstituteThree-quarters of large organisations suffered a staff-related security breach during 2015, with half of the worst cases

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Tags: Cybersecurity

The other side to the “Decentralised” coin!
Import from medium.com
June 14, 2018
Decentralised Systems are attractive due to their absence of that central authority which controls and profits from a system. The bitcoin network is one such. As a currency, it has soared in value. The original bitcoin network spawned imitators, other cryptocurrencies. One such, ethereum, built on t

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Tags: Blockchain

Protecting Smart Buildings from Cyber Attacks
Engineering.com
August 21, 2017
Over the past few decades, there have been a number of seismic shifts in technology.Mainframe computing, client/server and cloud computing are some examples that easily come to mind. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has seen a technological shift that could potentially change the way our society operates.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Privacy

1 Corporate Partner
Press Release: IoT Security Institute (IoTSI) and Wellness TechGroup cyber division, IRIS Sentinel announce SCCISP ATP Partnership
IRIS Sentinel
March 15, 2022
IoT Security Institute (IoTSI) and Wellness TechGroup cyber division, IRIS
Sentinel, establish partnership to boost data security awareness
Wellness TG cybersecurity division becomes first Spanish IoTSI ATP Authorized Training Partner

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

2 Founders
SCCISP Campus
SCCISP Campus
March 28, 2020
The SCCISP Campus is an IoT Security Institute educational initiative to provide certification courses that offer professional recognition, and an industry recognised credentialed career pathway for Cyber and Privacy professionals working within the IoT-IIoT Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure sectors.Earning a SCCISP certification proves you have the necessary skills to competently & securely design,implement and manage IoT-IIoT Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure eco-systems.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

IoT Security Institute
IoTSI
February 20, 2018
Founder of the IoT Security Institute.
The Internet of Things Security Institute is an academic and industry body dedicated to providing frameworks and supporting educational services to assist in managing security within an Internet of Things eco-system.In addition, we are the authorized certification body for the SCCISP certification.
We have released an IoT Security Framework for Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure to enable and facilitate the secure and safe deployment of IoT & IIOT Eco-Systems.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Startups

2 Keynotes
IoTSI Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework - Security by Design within a Built Environment
IoT Security Institute
October 02, 2021
IoT Day: Key Speaker Alan Mihalic, SCCISP:
Key Presentation:
IoTSI Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework - Security by Design within a Built Environment.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

Securing Smart Cities - Resilience by Design
Smart Cities 4 Summit
March 15, 2021
IoTSI & SCCISP Campus President Alan Mihalic discusses cyber security and resilience by design principles for securing smart cities and critical infrastructure.......and the need for smart cyber frameworks to ensure security controls are included at all stages of the BIoT design and build process

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

4 Media Interviews
Securing the Smart Supply Chain
The Cybersecurity Readiness Podcast
February 02, 2022
In episode 18, Alan Mihalic, President IoT Security Institute, speaks to the challenges and success factors associated with securing Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices in smart supply chains. He draws upon the IoT Security Framework to share some guiding principles and practices to help supply chain participants specify, procure, install, integrate, operate, and maintain IoT securely for smart cities and critical infrastructure.

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Tags: Security, Smart Cities, Supply Chain

Alan Mihalic - President IoT Security Institute interviewed for the Privacy Matters Show.
Privacy Matters Show
October 29, 2021
Discussion topics include:

The formation of the IoT Security Institute
The SCCISP certification program. Its industry origins, objectives, and career advancement opportunities for the next generation of cyber professionals.
The IoTSi more women in Cyber security scholarships
The establishment of the IoTSI LATAM region. Think Globally - Act Locally
IoT - Perhaps the last hope for regional communities

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

The Potential and Perils of the IoT in Healthcare
IBM Security Intelligence
November 21, 2019
The internet of things (IoT) is ever-expanding, and while this growth is bringing new capabilities and opportunities for business innovation, it also presents new challenges and security risks. And there is no greater risk than that of life or death, which is a core concern around the IoT in healthcare.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Healthtech, IoT

IoT, Cyber Security & Smart Cities
IoTSI
November 19, 2018
IoT, Cyber Security & Smart Cities

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

1 Speaking Engagement
Smart Cities and Infrastructure Forum
Clariden Global
November 15, 2017
As smart cities depend heavily on the internet usage, cloud application and connected devices, the cyber security threat becomes increasingly widespread. Information technology are ever complex and it is important to ensure that the critical infrastructure, data and privacy of are not compromised in the process of designing and implementing the technology roadmap of a smart city.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities

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