Navigating IoT Security Challenges

By Lee Harrison

The IoT market continues to grow, with a predicted 14-and-a-half billion devices being connected this year, and 27 billion devices being connected by 2027. A high number of these devices are now being used in environments where security is a critical requirement. But where do you go for guidance and best practices?

In our third episode of the Security by Design podcast series, we are speaking with John Moor, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the IoT Security Foundation.

John shares his background in embedded systems and discusses the IoT Security Foundation’s mission to improve security in the rapidly growing IoT market. He also highlights the massive increase in connected devices and the consequent security challenges, emphasizing the need for immediate action to address these vulnerabilities. In addition, you will hear more about the upcoming IoT Security Foundation Conference, focusing on the intersection of IoT security and AI, underscoring the importance of developing trustworthy AI systems.

What You Will Learn in this Episode:

  • IoT security challenges and best practices (02:02)
  • The importance of security regulation in a hyper-connected digital world (08:01)
  • The importance of security by design in the tech industry (18:44)
  • Global Cybersecurity Challenges and the IoT Security Framework (IoT SF) (24:06)
  • The intersection of AI, IoT, and cybersecurity and the upcoming IoT Security Foundation Conference  (32:22)
  • AI safety and security challenges in IoT applications. (37:32)
John Moor

John Moor

John is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the IoT Security Foundation.

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Lee Harrison

Lee is the Director of Automotive IC Solutions, Tessent, Siemens Digital Industries Software. He has over 20 years of industry experience with Siemens Tessent test, and safety and security products with a focus on the automotive industry. Lee is working to ensure that current and future test, safety, security and analytics requirements of Siemens’ automotive customers are understood and met.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/security-by-design/navigating-iot-security-challenges/