The IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) recently launched its Security Guideline, commenting that, while IoT may promise a boost to the Australian economy of AU$120 billion by 2025, the pervasiveness of IoT also means that security and privacy need to be at the forefront of thinking and technological development to minimise the risks associated with the connected, big data use of IoT.
The increasing connectivity of physical, digital and human systems, known as the Internet of Things or IoT, is the hot button technology of the moment and will revolutionise our economies and everyday lives. It is intrinsic not only to many highly anticipated consumer applications like the smart home and connected, self-driving cars but also to a huge number of industrial uses many of which have not yet been anticipated.
The Security Guideline aims to promote a ‘security by design’ approach to IoT, and is the first in a series of documents on IoT security and network resilience that IoTAA is set to deliver over the coming months. It provides top-level guidance to CEOs and CIOs, in particular in the industry sectors where IoT is hot right now, including consumer, industrial, agriculture and smart cities.