IoT Security Assessment

Each year the number of items connected to the internet increases dramatically, these devices not only include computers and phones but now also include devices such as children’s toys, door bells, light switches, fridges, building environment controls. These devices are often called the Internet of Things or “IoT”.  Currently, there is very little regulation or control of the way things connect to the internet which can leave business and families vulnerable to attack, data loss and privacy invasion.

A recent report from the Internet Society which surveyed global consumers identified many concerns but also ‘the trust opportunity’. The opportunity exists for manufacturers to differentiate themselves by offering proof of trustworthy behaviour and demonstrating steps have been taken to design security into their processes and products.

Working with experts from the IoT Security Foundation, IASME has defined a set of 30 checks which can be verified by a national network of certifying bodies. Once the applicant satisfies those checks, a certificate is issued and the company can use the Basic tick mark on marketing materials.

More information will be coming in 2020.

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