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Internet of Things (IoT)

Promising to transform the ways we live, work, and play, the Internet of Things (IoT) offers impressive benefits but presents significant challenges. Today billions of devices are connected to the Internet in what we call the “Internet of Things” or “IoT”.  These devices are already transforming our lives, but as they do, there are also serious challenges that must be addressed to maximize the potential benefits.

To understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the Internet of Things, the Internet Society published “The Internet of Things: An Overview – Understanding the Issues and Challenges of a More Connected World”, a whitepaper that examines many important aspects of the Internet of Things. This paper aims to serve as an informational resource about the Internet of Things and a launching off point for further discussions.

We encourage you to please read – and share – this document so that we can increase the level of dialogue about these important topics related to the Internet of Things.

IoT Policy Brief
To help understand the policy implications of the IoT, please read our policy brief on the Internet of Things.

Online Trust Alliance
In April 2017, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) became an initiative of the Internet Society. Among the OTA’s activities is their IoT Trust Framework. Please visit the OTA’s IoT resources page for more information. Please also read this post from our CITO Olaf Kolkman explaining more about OTA and the Internet Society: Reaching the next level for Online Trust.

IoT News

FIRST/TF-CSIRT: The Changing Face of Cybersecurity
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Internet of Things (IoT) 21 February 2018

FIRST/TF-CSIRT: The Changing Face of Cybersecurity

The Internet Society was recently approved as a Liaison Member of TF-CSIRT, the European Forum for Computer Security Incident...

Report: Distributed IoT Security and Standards Workshop at NDSS 2018
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Internet of Things (IoT) 20 February 2018

Report: Distributed IoT Security and Standards Workshop at NDSS 2018

Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium is in full swing for its 25th anniversary year. As usual the...

The Week in Internet News: Can Blockchain Improve IoT?
Internet of Things (IoT) 17 February 2018

The Week in Internet News: Can Blockchain Improve IoT?

Blockchain merges with IoT? Could Blockchain technology help the Internet of Things become more resilient? IBM thinks so. The...

Let’s Make the Internet a Safer Place for Everyone
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Internet of Things (IoT) 6 February 2018

Let’s Make the Internet a Safer Place for Everyone

Ash Ball, a young person in Australia, is working to end cyberbullying as part of the Project Rockit team....

Un-Nintendo Consequences: Protect Your Devices from Attacking Gaming Networks
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Internet of Things (IoT) 5 January 2018

Un-Nintendo Consequences: Protect Your Devices from Attacking Gaming Networks

This holiday season, we published a buying guide for “smart toys,” as well as steps you could take to...

This Holiday Season, Make Sure Your Smart Toy Isn’t a Toy Soldier
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Internet of Things (IoT) 20 December 2017

This Holiday Season, Make Sure Your Smart Toy Isn’t a Toy Soldier

In the classic holiday story The Nutcracker, toy soldiers under command of a nutcracker spring to life to fight an army...

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