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Jean-Christophe Gaillard

About Me

Jean-Christophe Gaillard is Managing Director and Founder at Corix Partners. He is also a Non-Executive Director with Strata Security Solutions, a specialized cybersecurity firm. He has been co-president of the Cyber Security group of the Telecom Paris Tech alumni association since May 2016. He is the author of “Cyber Security: The Lost Decade – A Security Governance Handbook for the CISO and the CIO”, He contributes regularly to The Digital Transformation PeopleBusiness 2 Community, and IoTforAll platforms, as well as the Business Transformation Network. He is an expert contributor on the CIO Water Cooler and has previously published articles on InfoSecurity Magazine,  Computing, the C-Suite.co.uk, Info Sec Buzz and the IoD Director websites.

IoT Security: A simple matter of common sense for product developers and investors

IoT security issues arise from ill-advised prioritization and the inherently short-term culture of the tech world. Security should be seen as a fundamental requirement for any IoT product—even MVPs. As the attitude of consumers and regulators shifts around those matters, it's becoming a simple matter of good business. Frankly, given the virulence and widespread nature of cyber threats, the need to take security seriously and embed it natively into IoT products should be seen as a simple matter of common sense for product developers and investors.

Towards a new model of data ownership?

In the current business paradigm, replicated since by a number of online platforms, individuals willingly provide their personal information in exchange for a service. Personal data is subsequently repackaged and sold to advertisers and marketers. The unavoidable rise of the Internet of Things will only make the issue more complex, as increasingly more intrusive and personal data will start to be collected about each of us.  This poses new challenges around the issue of consent and privacy: 

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