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IoT Outfit Offers Security Guidance

The IoT Alliance Australia has published a security guideline for the Internet of Things, saying the pervasiveness of IoT means that security and privacy need to be at the forefront of thinking and technological development in order to minimise the risks associated with the connected, big-data use of IoT.

According to the alliance, the guidelines provide “top-level guidance to CEOs and CIOs, in particular in the industry sectors where IoT is hot right now, including consumer, industrial, agriculture, and smart cities … [and] aims to promote a ‘security by design’ approach to IoT.”

IoT Alliance Australia CEO Frank Zeichner added: “We see a security agenda as vital to build trust in an IoT-connected world for consumers and business users, as well as an opportunity for the Australian cyber-security industry.”

The alliance said the guideline was the first in a series of documents on IoT security and network resilience that it plans to deliver over coming months. – Stuart Corner

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