Internet of Things Security Foundation is go!

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I am delighted to say that  the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) was launched on September 23rd at the Digital Catapult in London. The launch followed an eight-month consultation and development process with NMI members and a broader stakeholder group to ensure this new initiative is fit-for-purpose.

We are now inviting organisations that have a commitment to IoT security to join the shared mission to make it safe to connect. The good news for NMI members is that there is no extra cost for to join this new initiative, it’s included in your existing membership – once we’ve adjusted the website you’ll be able to enrol online, it’s that easy. If you want to be notified of when you can do this – just drop Jenny an email and she’ll let you know when you can do this.

Why do NMI members need to enrol? IoTSF has its own constitution and mission – to make sure we treat all members equally you’ll need to agree the terms (don’t worry, there’s nothing contentious or onerous, but it is necessary).

At the launch, also we announced plans for two projects and a follow-on conference, which we will be engaging IoTSF members to help develop:

With a subject as large as IoT security, where do you start? With the BIG PICTURE of course: To aid common understanding of systems and their vulnerabilities, IoTSF intends to map instances of IoT, the organisations and technologies involved, to communicate the roles and responsibilities of providers, adopters and users. The intent is that this work will inform industry, future initiatives of IoTSF and research directions.

We learned a great deal from the Bletchley IoT Security Summit earlier this year. It was clear that implementation of security methods and suites can be poor especially as firms rush to market. IoTSF will be working with its members to determine a set of guidelines for product developers to aid the efficacy of security. The resultant scheme is expected to manifest in a self-certification mark that commercial organisations can use to communicate to their market that their products have industry standard security built in from the start.

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE the first official conference of IoTSF will be held at the newly refurbished SAVOY PLACE on December 1st 2015. It follows on from the IoT Security Summit earlier in the year, maintaining the momentum of the theme. Delegates can expect a similar level of quality of talks as we move from illustrating problems to exploring solutions.

See the conference page for more information – expect automotive and consumer to feature prominently.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are looking for both – interested? We invite you to make contact – please contact John Moor in the first instance.

If you’d like to know more, best place to start is the dedicated IoT Security Foundation website

John Moor