Donate
“Enhancing IoT Security” Kicks off in Ottawa Thumbnail
‹ Back
Internet of Things (IoT) 27 March 2018

“Enhancing IoT Security” Kicks off in Ottawa

Katie Jordan
By Katie JordanSenior Policy Advisor, North America

While Internet-connected devices afford utility unseen in generations past, they may also create a host of security issues, ranging from insignificant to catastrophic in potential impact. In an effort to mitigate this risk, the Internet Society partnered with Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, CANARIE, and CIPPIC to host a multistakeholder meeting on the security of IoT devices. The event takes place in Ottawa, Canada on April 4, 2018.

This meeting will be the first in a year-long process to develop recommendations for a set of norms and/or policies to secure IoT in Canada. This event will serve as an opportunity to begin planning and implementing a bottom-up, organic process to remedy existing and potential security challenges in Canada’s national IoT ecosystem.

This session will focus on IoT as it relates to two specific themes: consumer protection and network resiliency. The event will begin with presentations from engaged stakeholders in order to lay the groundwork for group discussion. Participants will then work in small groups to develop consensus on key IoT issues and determine what can be done to meaningfully impact consumer protection and network resiliency. This will create the basis of discussion for the next events in the series and encourage participants to continue working together in the interim.

Read Why the Multistakeholder Approach Works and demand that your voice is counted for a secure IoT!

‹ Back

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

Related articles

Successful First Event in the Canadian Multistakeholder Process – Enhancing IoT Security Series
Successful First Event in the Canadian Multistakeholder Process – Enhancing IoT Security Series
Internet of Things (IoT)12 April 2018

Successful First Event in the Canadian Multistakeholder Process – Enhancing IoT Security Series

On April 4, 2018, over 80 individuals met in Ottawa and virtually via livestream for the first event in the...

Watch live - June 6 panel on "Innovation, security, and the Internet of Things (IoT)" in Ottawa
Watch live - June 6 panel on
Internet of Things (IoT)5 June 2018

Watch live – June 6 panel on “Innovation, security, and the Internet of Things (IoT)” in Ottawa

As a side event before the 2018 G7 Summit this week in Canada, tomorrow, 6 June 2018, the Internet Society...

Enhancing IoT Security Project Continues with Second Successful Multistakeholder Event in Ottawa
Enhancing IoT Security Project Continues with Second Successful Multistakeholder Event in Ottawa
Internet of Things (IoT)27 June 2018

Enhancing IoT Security Project Continues with Second Successful Multistakeholder Event in Ottawa

The Enhancing IoT Security project hosted its second multistakeholder event on June 21, 2018. This meeting served as an opportunity...

Join the conversation with Internet Society members around the world