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The Internet of Things Security Guideline was launched at KPMG’s new Melbourne offices this afternoon by Gavin Smith, President and Chairman of Robert Bosch Australia, and Chair of the IoTAA Board.

The Federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, delivered a keynote address at the event.

“Managing security risks and protecting user privacy are vital to realising the benefits of digital transformation”, says IoT Alliance Australia CEO, Frank Zeichner.

“We see a security agenda as vital to build trust in an IoT-connected world for consumers and business users, as well as an opportunity for Australian cyber security industry”, says Mr Zeichner.

The IoTAA Security Guideline is the first in a series of documents on IoT security and network resilience that IoTAA is set to deliver over the coming months.

The IoTAA Security Guideline 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.

The Guideline aims to promote a ‘security by design’ approach to IoT. “IoT is everywhere, and we are already seeing the insecurity that it can bring. We really want the Guideline to help industry players understand how to practically apply security and privacy for IoT devices”, says co-author and outgoing Chair of the IoTAA Workstream on Cyber Security and Network Resilience, Malcolm Shore.

Chair of the IoTAA Executive Council and Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, is supportive of the initiative, “It’s great that IoTAA published this under a creative commons licence and is engaging with Communications Alliance to publish a second version. A public consultation process will give a wider range of stakeholders the opportunity to review and add value to the document before publishing it as an Industry Guideline – which can then be updated over time as new developments and potential risks become evident.”

The Guideline can be downloaded from http://www.iot.org.au/resources/

Chair of IoTAA Gavin Smith launches the IoTAA Security Guideline.