The Agelight Advisory Group, working with leaders in the public and private sectors, has recently released ISTA, which aims at helping the market deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) by enhancing device security, safety, and privacy practices.
Today, the IoT has huge potential for transformation and risks of exploitation if there are not enough security, safety, and privacy measures in place.
The ISTA was designed to address these risks by fitting global efforts and providing a risk-assessment and scoring model to aid device manufacturers in their development efforts.
“The ISTA provides a blueprint to embrace security and privacy by design, organizations that adopt the ISTA can maximize user safety and peace of mind while making security and privacy a part of their brand promise,” said Craig Spiezle, Managing Director, Agelight Advisory Group.
“Developers and device manufacturers are overwhelmed with the challenges of delivering IoT-ready products that are safe, secure and private, both when they ship and throughout their lifecycle,” said Darron Antill, CEO, Device Authority.
The ISTA included many practices advocated by the ACT - The App Association, Consumer Reports, Center for Democracy & Technology, the Internet Society, Niskanen Center, Online Trust and Integrity Council and Underwriters Laboratory, Continental Automated Buildings Association, in addition to efforts supported by Device Authority, Microsoft, Symantec, and SecurityScorecard.
The upcoming Industrial IoT Conference and The Smart City Event, scheduled to take place at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia, will tackle the issues of trust and security in the IoT in great detail.