Internet of Things (IoT) Community announces dates for inaugural IoT Master Class series

Inaugural Master Class Series to focus on IoT Security, Privacy and Trust

Series forms part of IoT Community’s Security, Privacy & Trust IoT Center of Excellence (SPTIoTCoE) domain expertise initiative

Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2, 2019 The IoT Community® (Internet of Things Community®), the world’s largest community of corporate executives, IoT professionals and practitioners, today announces the 2019 master class panel of cyber and security industry experts and academics who will provide input and peer reviews in developing best practices for IoT standards and real-world use cases. These classes will be offered to our IoT Community members throughout the year – free of charge and form part of more IoT Community Master Classes that will be announced across vertical and industry application areas of enterprise, industrial and consumer IoT.The timing of this announcement comes in response to the unexpected, yet welcomed developments that transpired at The IET’s Living in IoT conference on May 1, 2019 , in which the IoT Community attended and presented at – and in which Government Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James MP, also attended and spoke at, revealing proposals for a new Consumer IoT law; which attempts to ensure and validate consumer IoT device security through the use of an IoT label. Minister James, also responded to key IoT Community questions, relating to the proposed plans to incorporate privacy and trust into the label; and responded to how the government was planning to mitigate risks and threats to critical infrastructure, posed by IoT.

The summer SPTIoTCoE session commences:

  • June 4, 11:00am – 2:00pm central CST – Dr. Chase Cunningham, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Inc.: Zero Trust architecture
  • July 10, 11:00am– 2:00pm central CST Mike Saylor, President & Co-Founder of Cyber Defense Labs and university Professor:  loT criminal/forensic best practices.
  • August 6, 11:00am – 2:00pm central CST Jeff Schmidt, CEO for identity assurance company Authomate: IoT privacy issues.

We are extremely excited to bring this initial series to our members.” Said CoE co-chair Nancy Shemwell “The ability to learn from leading executives in the cyber industry is just one more value we are delivering to our membership. We aim to expand this curriculum with additional sessions to be announced later this year. With the news that came out of the UK yesterday at the IET Living in IoT conference, it is great to hear grass-roots IoT Community concepts – like the IoT Facts label, which BoA member Tamara Dull introduced to the IoT industry may now come to bear”.

Kevin Grant of the IoT Community, was a presenter at the Living in IoT event, outlining why IoT takes a village. During his presentation, Kevin discussed how to apply IoT Security best practices to realize international mutual benefit, for common efforts to deter and thwart cyber criminals – and the harm they seek to do to consumers and society.

We concur with Minister James, that consumer IoT Security is an area that needs significant attention to ensure the safety and protection of critical infrastructure, ensuring such devices do not get compromised to create a giant bot-net army, which could have dire consequences, and harm the UK’s national interest. Our SPTIoTCoE Master Class aims to provide guidance and best-practices to IoT security right, across industrial, enterprise and consumer IoT landscapes. We look forward to sharing the best of the best practices for global audiences to learn from and apply“ Kevin Grant, IoT Community Founder.

How to register:

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