It’s incredible to think that it hasn’t quite been a year since we began asking some serious questions about how industry, and IoT’s wider stakeholders, could work together to address a tsunami of concerns surrounding security.
In less than a year we’ve been able to help drive awareness of the challenges, gather a core set of leaders, and determine a practical plan of response to start working on those challenges.
As part of that process the IoT Security Foundation was born, and as we start 2016, having amassed some 50 members globally in just over 3 months, we’re now set to start the real work in earnest.
On February 1st, we host our second Open Plenary meeting, where we will assemble the first set of teams looking at priority subjects.
This is where we get real.
We’ve had a great start yet the road ahead will be long: IoT security will be asymptotic – what is thought to be secure today, may not be tomorrow. We need to amass an army of experts, developers, executives, civil servants, entrepreneurs (and a lot more) to properly address security in IoT, to cultivate trust and enable IoT’s adoption (yes, IoT will certainly stall unless we can do that).
As an industry we simply have to respond to all the challenges… together, because in part just will not do.
And this is your call to action – will you help?
You’ll be welcome – come along and see first hand what is already happening – without obligation.
Here’s a note to explain a little more of we’re looking to achieve on the day from our chairman: