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 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 http://www.smartcardalliance.org/activities-councils-internet-of-things-security/.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information, please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

Smart Card Alliance Membership

Smart Card 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 Smart Card 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 Smart Card 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 Riley at ariley@montner.com.  We look forward to reading your submission!