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IMC to host open forums on IoT security across industries

April 25, 2024

Posted by: Magda Dabrowska

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The IoT M2M Council (IMC) has announced that it will hold a series of open forums in the next month to discuss security for infrastructure that connects remote devices. The objective of the forums will be to develop practical guidelines for deploying IoT technology that spans both consumer and industrial markets and addresses all the basic facets of an IoT deployment, including devices, networks and cloud/application software. The forums are open to the public and more information on their schedule and registration is available on the IMC website.

“The consensus of our group is that IoT security is more holistic and there’s a need for more practical information than is generally available,” said Sri Ramachandran, a IMC chairman, CTO at Somos, “There’s been a lot of good work done in the area of technical standards, for example, and we’ll certainly refer to related works. We’ve identified gaps in the approaches taken by regulators and others to examining all the layers of the IoT stack, or to share critical learnings between large IoT vertical markets. We’re planning to bridge those gaps and establish best practices that can sit atop the current fragmentation and provide direction to users, technology providers and regulators alike.”

The group’s Board of Governors includes representatives from over 30 IoT technology providers that will oversee the project. New IMC vice chaiman Ellen Boehm, SVP of global IoT strategy and operations for internet security firm Keyfactor, has been tapped to lead the effort. Working groups for networks, devices and cloud/app will be headed respectively by Syed “Z” Hosain (founder at Aeris), Harald Remmert (CTO for cellular solutions at Digi International) and Fred Yentz (CEO at Tartabit).

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