IoT Security Foundation announces compliance framework
The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) has announced the publication of its IoT security compliance framework.
The framework, published at its recent annual conference in London, is in line with IoTSF’s mission to improve the quality and prevalence of security in Internet of Things (IoT). Moreover, the IoTSF promotes the Supply Chain of Trust concept which inspires producers to adopt a duty of care for their own customers and towards the wider eco-system.
The framework offers a comprehensive and practical checklist to guide organisations via a security assuring process, and also provides a methodical approach to determine an organisation’s unique security posture for the business processes and technical necessities. The framework has been designed to be generally applicable and extendable with release 1.0 targeted at the consumer product category.
John Haine, chair of the IoTSF executive steering board said: “I’d like to commend all the contributors to the framework, especially the participants of the working group, for working hard to achieve the brief we gave them and in a timely manner.
“Poorly secured IoT devices are low hanging fruit for hackers and offer a wide range of attack types such as denial of service and extortion through malware. This is just the beginning and given what is at stake for citizens and society it is not surprising that more voices are calling for regulation, which now seems inevitable.
“The compliance framework is a well-designed and practical approach that companies can adopt to take care of matters right now and position themselves for future eventualities,” Haine added. “We therefore strongly encourage industry to start using the framework with immediate effect and engage with us to help ensure it remains future-proof and fit for purpose.”
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