1-day old IoT security foundation announces inaugural conference

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The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF), officially launched yesterday, has announced plans for its inaugural conference. The event is part of the IoTSF mission to promote security excellence throughout applications of IoT.

Taking place on December 1 this year in London, it follows on from the IoT Security Summit held earlier this year at Bletchley Park which helped to establish the need to create the Foundation. As such, said IoTSF, the event “will further help to move the industry beyond alarming stories, bring an industry together and provide case examples of how security exploits came about and be prevented in future. Automotive and consumer are likely to feature prominently.”

iotfoundationbuildingThe creation of IoTSF follows an eight month investigative and consultative process which included staging the IoT Security Summit. The summit validated a need to bring more focus to security issues and since that time work has continued to determine an appropriate response to both business and technical threats, said the Foundation. As of now, IoTSF will bring an international and expert focus to promote excellence in IoT security with the ambition to “make it safe to connect”.

John Moor, Director of IoTSF said in a statement, “This (conference) will be the first official one of the Foundation, yet it seeks to maintain the quality and the momentum achieved at the IoT Security Summit earlier this year. We intend to provide delegates with a rich and valuable combination of knowledge and networking. As such, we are also interested to frame the conference with an accompanying expo and welcome interest from suppliers and other stakeholders wishing to raise their profile. International participation is especially welcome”

The stated mission of IoTSF is to make the Internet of Things secure, to aid its adoption and maximise its benefits. To do this IoTSF says it will promote knowledge and clear best practice in excellent, appropriate security to those who specify, make and use IoT products and systems.

The IoTSF has an executive steering board comprising leading technology organisations and security experts including BT, Vodafone, Imagination Technologies, Royal Holloway University of London, Copper Horse Solutions, Secure Thingz, NMI and PenTest Partners. John Haine, industry veteran and visiting professor at the University of Bristol has been announced as the inaugural chair.




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