In-brief: The Smart Card Alliance is launching a new industry alliance to focus on Internet of Things technology. The group has already weighed in on topics like secure payments and secure health.
There’s a new industry consortium focused on The Internet of Things, this one spun out of The Smart Card Alliance, a group focused on securing identities for use in payments, government and transportation.
The Alliance said this week that it has formed the Internet of Things Security Council, a group that will “develop and promote best practices and provide educational resources on implementing secure IoT architectures using embedded security and privacy technology.”
“The Smart Card Alliance has a proven track record in bringing industries together to move technologies forward. We’ve had positive impacts in a many markets, propelling the use of EMV chip, NFC for mobile devices, contactless fare payment in transit systems, and secure PIV identity cards in government. The Alliance aims to do the same with IoT,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.
“The Internet of Things Security Council will provide a single forum where all industry stakeholders can network, share implementation experiences, and discuss applications and security approaches, as well as provide best practices and education to the industry to promote security and privacy.”