Internet of Things Security Foundation Announces Whitepaper: Establishing Principles for IoT Security

Top Quote Also seek reviewers and adopters for security best practice guidelines The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) has published a free whitepaper which is intended as a primer for technology providers serving IoT markets. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 09, 2016 - West Lothian, UK - The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) has published a free whitepaper which is intended as a primer for technology providers serving IoT markets. The guide, titled "Establishing Principles for the Internet of Things Security" has been edited by IoT security expert, and executive steering board member, Professor David Rogers.

    The whitepaper comes in advance of a more detailed set of guidelines which will be published later this year at IoTSF's annual conference on December 6th in London. IoTSF is currently working on best practices for consumer devices / smart home products, vulnerability disclosure, patching constrained devices and a self-certification framework. IoTSF also recently issued a request for external security expert reviewers and early adopters seeking guidance to help pilot the scheme.

    Professor Rogers, also the champion for the Self Certification Working Group, said "We're still seeing fundamental security flaws in connected products, despite many warnings in the press about insecurity. We've been working on a framework for technology suppliers in IoT. Our aim is that, no matter where you sit in the eco-system, you can do your bit to build an 'Internet of Trust'. Security researchers care deeply about the future integrity and safety of IoT products and services and are concerned that companies are simply paying lip service to security. We're appealing to them to help us review the guidelines we're creating along with leading producers to help us ensure they are fit for purpose".

    The IoT Security Foundation is actively working to produce guidelines available for expert and early adopter technology suppliers to review by the end of Q3 2016 and ready for public release at the Foundation's Annual Conference in London on December 6th.

    John Moor, Managing Director of IoTSF said "IoT is a vast opportunity. Without security, and without trust, the markets will be slow to develop and the resulting benefits will take longer to realise. It is therefore crucial that technology suppliers, technology adopters and the security community work together to assure that trust. IoTSF was established to drive both the pervasiveness and quality of security solutions in IoT and we are now inviting industry producers to come together with experts from the security research community to help make IoT products secure by default."

    The whitepaper can be downloaded free from the IoT Security Foundation website at

    Early adopters and security experts can volunteer to participate in the guideline pre-publication process by sending an email to contact ( @ ) iotsecurityfoundation dot org

    All contributing reviewers will be acknowledged in the final publications.
    Details for the IoT Security Conference can be seen here:

    About the Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF)
    The mission of IoTSF is to help secure the Internet of Things, in order to aid its adoption and maximise its benefits. To do this IoTSF will promote knowledge and clear best practice in appropriate security to those who specify, make and use IoT products and systems. IoTSF promotes the security values of a security first approach, fitness for purpose and resilience through operating life. IoTSF was formed as a response to existing and emerging threats in Internet of Things applications. IoTSF is an international, collaborative and vendor-neutral initiative led by industry and inclusive of all technology providers and service beneficiaries. IoTSF is facilitated by NMI, the non-profit trade association for technology, electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductors. For more information, news and further announcements, visit the official website at

    For information on the working groups see

    Press Contact:
    John Moor
    Managing Director
    IoT Security Foundation
    West Lothian, UK
    +44 (0)1506 401210

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