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TNO together with NCSC-NL launches the guide ‘Dealing securely with the Internet of Things’

17 May 2017

On 17 May, at the International One Conference, TNO launches in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NL) the guide ‘Dealing Securely with the Internet of Things’. This guide gives insights and information about implementing equipment and processes that may be considered Internet of Things (IoT), as well as support to structure this process and to identify pitfalls.

‘Internet of Things is becoming rapidly mainstream as we see more and more devices  getting connected every day. The opportunities IoT gives us are endless, but it also raises new challenges when it comes to security,’ says Patricia Zorko, Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Director of NCSC-NL. ‘Security updates become increasingly  important. But while some manufacturers are making sure their devices are updated, others may be less focused on development and security. Therefore, companies must be fully aware of the risks involved in applying IoT and how they can act on it quickly.’

To fulfill the continuous need of new insights and guidance that IoT device security requires, the guide takes the reader through seven focus themes and the various facets of cybersecurity that are important for the use IoT in organisations.

The guide is a collaborative effort of experts from industry, government and research and has been developed in cooperation with NCSC-NL. It gives guidance in applying IoT in a secure and safe manner, is based on various considerations and focal points, and works regardless size and scale: from a minor experiment to an organization wide deployment.

The guide offers useful information and practical insights for Information Security Officers who are using, or are planning to use, IoT. Other readers and actors interested in security and IoT may find it useful too.

The guide can be downloaded below. At the International One Conference that takes place from 16-17 May in the World Forum in The Hague, a digital link to the guide is featured at the stand ‘Innovating in Cyber security’.

TNO will continue its research in the field of IoT, varying from new areas of application to IoT security aspects. To get in touch with the latest R&D, or to get informed about ways to collaborate with us, please contact Mick van Kappen.

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