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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

Deploy360 @ SdNOG 4
Internet of Things (IoT) 15 August 2017

Deploy360 @ SdNOG 4

Our colleague Jan Žorž will be presenting at the 4th Sudan Network Operators Group meeting (SdNOG 4) on 16-17 August...

Deploy360@IETF99, Day 4: IoT, IPv6, DNSSEC & TLS
Internet of Things (IoT) 19 July 2017

Deploy360@IETF99, Day 4: IoT, IPv6, DNSSEC & TLS

Thursday at IETF 99 in Prague is a mixture of overflow sessions, the Internet-of-Things, and encryption. Each day we’re bringing you blog...

Rough Guide to IETF 99: Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) 7 July 2017

Rough Guide to IETF 99: Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword around the Internet industry and the broader technology and innovation business....

Rough Guide to IETF 99: Back to Prague
Internet of Things (IoT) 7 July 2017

Rough Guide to IETF 99: Back to Prague

Time to get ready for IETF 99! Starting a week from today, on Sunday, 16 July, the Internet Engineering...

EuroDIG 2017: ISOC Speaks on Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Human Rights, IoT, Internet Shutdowns and more
Internet of Things (IoT) 4 June 2017

EuroDIG 2017: ISOC Speaks on Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Human Rights, IoT, Internet Shutdowns and more

How do we create a more secure and trusted Internet within the multistakeholder model of Internet governance? That will...

There is No Perimeter in IoT Security
Internet of Things (IoT) 2 June 2017

There is No Perimeter in IoT Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not just a device connected to the Internet – it is a complex,...

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