NEWS24 September 2015

Internet of Things Security Foundation launches

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UK — The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF), a collaborative organisation supported by more than 30 companies including Vodafone, BT and Intel, has been launched to respond to growing concerns over the security of internet-connected devices.


The IoTSF is an international, vendor-neutral initiative, inclusive of all tech providers which will be hosted by the non-profit trade association for systems, microelectronics and semiconductors, NMI.

As more devices are being connected to the internet the security threat increases dramatically. IoTSF will be a forum to share knowledge and best practice.

John Moor, an IoTSF representative, said: “The opportunity for IoT is staggering. There are a great many possibilities for businesses in all sectors including manufacturing, transport, health, home, consumer and public services. However, there are ever-real security challenges that accompany those opportunities.

“It is vital to the adoption of existing and new systems that security is addressed from the start, that it is fit for purpose and it can be managed over the life-cycle of the system. Our intention is simple – to drive excellence in IoT security. Given the nature of IoT systems, this can only be done by working internationally and with others.”