More than 30 firms including BT, Intel, Vodafone, and Broadcom have taken up the initiative to respond to rising concerns over security through the creation of The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF).
IoTSF is designed to encourage firms involved in the creation of smart gadgets to think about security as the hardware is being developed.
John Moor, representing the IoTSF said, "There are a great many possibilities for businesses in all sectors including manufacturing, transport, health, home, consumer and public services. However, there are ever-real security challenges that accompany those opportunities. It is vital to the adoption of existing and new systems that security is addressed from the start, that it is fit for purpose and it can be managed over the lifecycle of the system. Our intention is simple - drive excellence in IoT security. By creating a dedicated focus on security, IoTSF aims to be the home for providers, adopters and beneficiaries of IoT products and services."