The Home of IoT Security Best Practice and Next Practice

We are the Blue Team

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) is a non-profit, global membership organisation. We are an international response to the complex challenges posed by cybersecurity in the expansive hyper-connected IoT world. Working collaboratively, we can raise the bar on secure IoT. As such, IoTSF is the natural destination for IoT users and technology providers including IoT security professionals, IoT hardware and software product vendors, network operators, system specifiers, integrators, distributors, retailers, insurers, local authorities, government agencies and other stakeholders.

The Importance of IoT

$ The economic impact of the Internet of Things will be measured in $trillions.
The number of connected devices will be measured in billions.
The resultant benefits of a connected society are significant, disruptive and transformative.

IoT Needs to be Secure

Yet along with the many societal, environmental and economic benefits, the rapidly-expanding connected world, represents a growing attack surface for adversaries of all denominations to exploit. Everyday vulnerabilities in IoT are being used for malicious intent – yet the vast majority of them can be prevented simply and cost-effectively.

Enter IoTSF: We’re here to help make it safe to connect so the many benefits of IoT can be realized. Through a dedicated program of guidance, reports, events, training, standards, advocacy and so much more, we represent a collaborative international response to the wicked challenge of IoT insecurity.

Join The Mission

Security is a team sport – by working together we can build safer and defend better – we are stronger. Becoming a member is a solid investment for your business.

Best Practice: Be sure to explore the rich content on this site including Reports and Best Practice Guides (Publications from the navigation bar),  Conference Talks (Resources from the navigation bar) and see our Working Groups.

Next Practice:  Routers and Gateways have a unique position when it comes to defence. See our ManySecured Project to see how we’re developing collaborative AI to provide Cognitive Security.

Featured Talks

The Realities of Maintaining a Secure Software Supply Chain

Blackberry’s Christine Gadsby, (Director of Security Response) and Adam Boulton (Senior VP of Security Technology) gave a co-presentation at the 2016 annual conference of the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF)

We recommend you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more!

Consumer IoT, best practices and regulation: The “Consumer IoT Security Quick Guides” help global organisations better understand and comply with new international standards, regulations and national guidance on consumer IoT security. See the short videos for a quick overview and go to our consumer IoT page to download the guides and see the on-demand webinars.

No Universal Default Passwords

Keeping Software Security Updated

Vulnerability Reporting and Disclosure Policy

IoT Security Self Certification

Want to self certify against our IoT Security Assurance Framework and use the Best Practice User Mark?

You can – it’s free and simple – take a look at the FAQ HERE

Featured Talk:

Security Best Practice – Why & How?

Establishing Principles for Internet of Things Security

 Principles Booklet Cover ImageSecurity is a critical element of IoT deployment, yet it is too often neglected in the development of systems.

This primer guides the reader to important questions that should be considered when designing an IoT device, system or network.

The common theme throughout is that considering security at the design phase can not only save time and effort later, but potential embarrassment and financial loss in the future.



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