About the Internet of Things Security Council

With the number of connected devices in the market expected to reach 21 billion by the year 2020, the industry is at a critical turning point where there is a need to ensure that security is a top priority in Internet of Things implementations. As an organization with a history of bringing industries together to move technologies forward, the Secure Technology Alliance, formerly the Smart Card Alliance, is taking the initiative to bring the same positive impact to IoT to address top-of-mind IoT security and privacy concerns.

As part of this effort, the Alliance formed the Internet of Things Security Council, which provides 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.

The council focuses on IoT markets where security, safety and privacy are key requirements, and leverages the expertise and knowledge gained from implementing embedded security technology across other industries to provide practical guidance for secure IoT implementations. 

More information about the Internet of Things Security Council is available at https://www.securetechalliance.org/activities-councils-internet-of-things-security/.

About the Secure Technology Alliance

The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT).

The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection. The Secure Technology Alliance delivers on its mission through training, research, publications, industry outreach and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information, please visit For more information, please visit www.securetechalliance.org.

Secure Technology Alliance Membership

Secure Technology Alliance members come from all industry sectors, from more than 200 U.S.-based and international organizations, covering the full spectrum of industry suppliers, integrators and end user organizations that support the implementation of systems using smart card technology. Membership is open to individuals and companies who focus resources and energy on the utilization of smart card technology.

The benefits of membership in the Secure Technology Alliance are numerous, and include access to:

  • Networking and conferences
  • Business and industry growth opportunities
  • Outreach opportunities
  • Information, research and education
  • Collaboration on best practices

Visit us here for a full and detailed list of membership benefits, membership levels, the membership kit and the application to become a member.

Contributing to IoT Security Connection

As a content portal featuring relevant news, resources, expert commentary and thought leadership on the security and privacy of the Internet of Things (IoT), we accept and encourage contributed content from both Secure Technology Alliance members and non-member companies. If you are interested in contributing, please review our Contributor Q&A and submit your story idea or draft to Adrian Loth at aloth@montner.com.  We look forward to reading your submission!