Ken Modeste, Global Principal Engineer, Underwriters Laboratories
Ken Modeste, Global Principal Engineer with Underwriters Laboratories, discusses the challenges with IoT and the mechanisms to address them. Implementing cyber with IoT allows IOT implementation to go faster, you can innovate and do greater and greater things. Ken discusses several technologies and the attack model.
Ken Modeste is the principal technical advisor and SME for UL’s cybersecurity program. He helped develop UL’s series of cybersecurity standards that tests network-connectable devices for known vulnerabilities and software security. As part of the cybersecurity strategy for UL, Ken is responsible for strategically identifying long-term growth opportunities that align with UL’s mission to address public safety. He is responsible for creating the laboratory, hiring and training all personnel and developing programs and services to support UL’s Client’s security needs.
Ken has a proven track record in leading large diverse teams delivering commercial enterprise software in rapid environments with major business financial commitments. His leadership and analytical skills have helped develop and execute long-term software strategies.
Previous to UL, Ken served as an engineering manager for GE for 12 years. He began his career as a software engineer for GTech Corporation after completing a Bachelor of Science degree.