IoT Security Foundation set up to ensure safety of smart devices

The IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) has been set up to ensure that smart devices are safe to use and to encourage firms developing smart gadgets to focus on security.

The launch, backed by companies like, BT, Intel and Vodafone, followed an eight month consultation and development process driven by NMI. According to NMI’s John Moor, security lapses have shown popular consumer devices to be vulnerable to cyber attacks. “We need to be careful because if we are not, then we could be sleepwalking into some big problems.”

The IoTSF, which will act as an educational forum, is also developing security guidelines for product developers. IoTSF will hold an inaugural conference in London on 1 December 2015.