SXSW 2017

Security with Wearables: Sure Thing or Pipe Dream?

We’ve all heard the stat: upwards of 230 million+ wearable devices will have shipped from a wide variety of vendors by 2020. For the people creating these devices the opportunities and benefits are rock-solid and crystal clear. But then the question of security comes up and things start to get fuzzy. Is it possible to live in a world of wearables without compromising security? Cary Bran, VP of Innovation, Plantronics and Sam Srinivas, Product Management Director, Cloud Security & Privacy at Google, will help shed light on this critical question and will share some of their own learnings associated with creating a real-world concept solution.

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Laurie Guarino, Sr Mgr Communications & Analyst Relations, Plantronics

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