The security challenge is compounded as Internet of Things (IoT) is attracting large numbers of new vendors, operators, and end-users. Considering the same, the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) has created a professional membership category to cater to individuals who have a personal interest in cyber security in IoT applications.
The IoTSF said this launch
is in response to the regular requests it receives from independent cyber security
‘defenders’ who want to contribute expertise, and others seeking to improve their knowledge in this field. The members will get to participate in the work the IoTSF does and the Foundation will offer benefits from participating in the working groups, accessing content and knowledge, and most importantly, being a security advocate.
Commenting, John Moor, Managing Director of the IoTSF, said, “The announcement brings them a step closer to finding a collaborative solution at scale “to mirror the expansion of IoT across all its application domains and be co-vigilant and propagate best practice.”
A broad spectrum of stakeholders will have a role to play in ensuring IoT security is fit for purpose over the life-cycles and applications of hyper-connected systems. Thus the intention behind IoTSF is to provide a way for members to participate in the work of the Foundation and in its working groups.
Adding to this he said, “We welcome agents across the technology landscape to join the mission to make it safe to connect. In line with our corporate membership, we’ve kept fees to a minimum as we need to engage as many in the IoTSF mission without making cost a barrier.”
The foundation believes there is a need to find a way to collaborate to match the expansion of IoT across all its application domains. This announcement takes them closer to this vision.
Professor Paul Dorey, Chairman, IoTSF said, “We regularly get requests from people who recognise that IoT Security is presenting a problem and want to be a part of the solution. I am therefore delighted to invite interested parties around the globe to join in the work of the IoT Security Foundation, become a security advocate and help make the emerging digital world a safer place.”
The new IoTSF Professional Membership category provides individuals a way to participate in the work of the Foundation and offers a number of benefits from participating in the working groups, accessing content and knowledge and most importantly, being a security advocate.