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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 a project of the Internet Society. Among the OTA’s activities is their IoT Trust Framework. Please visit the OTA’s IoT 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

KRACK proves we need more encryption on the Internet
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Internet of Things (IoT) 16 October 2017

KRACK proves we need more encryption on the Internet

A serious weakness in Wi-Fi security was made public earlier today. The Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) can break Wi-Fi...

Report: Without safeguards, Internet & IoT may create surveillance states
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In the news 10 October 2017

Report: Without safeguards, Internet & IoT may create surveillance states

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First Practical Workshop on IoT to Increase Awareness and Interest in Ethiopian Universities
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Internet of Things (IoT) 9 October 2017

First Practical Workshop on IoT to Increase Awareness and Interest in Ethiopian Universities

The Department of Computer Science College of Natural Sciences of the Addis Ababa University (AAU), in collaboration with the...

“Keep those eyebrows up!” – Cybersecurity at the Global Women’s Forum
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Internet of Things (IoT) 6 October 2017

“Keep those eyebrows up!” – Cybersecurity at the Global Women’s Forum

News of cyberattacks is slowly becoming a new normal. We are still at a stage where high-profile cases, like...

Using Wifi to Grow Grapes
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Internet of Things (IoT) 28 September 2017

Using Wifi to Grow Grapes

Recently, California farmer Craig Thompson got a pretty nifty upgrade for his irrigation: a broadband-connected Hydrawise control system that would automatically...

Can IoT platforms from Apple, Google and Samsung make home automation systems more secure?
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Internet of Things (IoT) 27 September 2017

Can IoT platforms from Apple, Google and Samsung make home automation systems more secure?

In August 2017, a new botnet called WireX appeared and began causing damage by launching significant DDoS attacks. The...

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