The MULTOS Consortium joins the IoT Security Foundation
Posted on 06 October, 2016 in Category
London, UK – 5th October 2016 – The MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications, announced today that it has become the latest member of the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF), a collaborative, non-profit, international organisation responding to the complex challenges of security in the expansive hyper-connected world.
As a member of IoTSF, the MULTOS Consortium will join forces with IoT security professionals, product and service vendors, integrators, government agencies and many other organisations within the IoT ecosystem to raise the quality bar and to tackle the pervasive security issues facing IoT.
Paul Wilson, Commercial Manager of the MULTOS Consortium, says “We are very pleased to join the rapidly expanding IoT Security Foundation as we feel the fundamental messages of; Security First, Fit for Purpose, and Resilience, fully align with the MULTOS technology benefits for connected devices. The mission of the foundation to promote clear best practice and appropriate security is an area where the MULTOS Consortium can contribute significant value, and we look forward to working with the IoT Security Foundation to help secure the future connected eco-systems.”
John Moor, Managing Director of IoTSF, says “Ensuring the security of the Internet of Things is a significant challenge of our time. The world is becoming hyper-connected and this represents an expanding threat surface which can be exploited in many ways by adversaries of all types. It is important that leaders of industry work together to eliminate vulnerabilities across the IoT spectrum. We’re therefore delighted to welcome the MULTOS Consortium to the ranks of the IoT Security Foundation as a founding member and support the critical mission of making it safe to connect.”
About The IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF):
Security and trust are fundamental to the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) systems. IoTSF is the global home for IoT security and the natural home for IoT product and service vendors, network providers, technology adopters, researchers and industry professionals.
The mission of IoTSF is to help secure the Internet of Things, in order to aid its adoption and maximise its benefits. To do this, IoTSF promotes knowledge and clear best practice in appropriate security to those who specify, make and use IoT products and systems. IoTSF is an international, collaborative and vendor-neutral initiative led by industry and inclusive of all technology providers and service beneficiaries.
For more information, visit https://iotsecurityfoundation.org/
Company Contact: John Moor
MULTOS is the most robust, industry-backed operating system for smart cards and smart devices delivering high-security, simplicity and innovation to the world’s leading issuers, and also implementers of IoT solutions. With close to 1 billion secure MULTOS devices issued across 45 countries, thousands of issuers, including national governments, banks, corporate enterprises and transit authorities have taken advantage of the high security, multi-application platform for their deployment programmes. A wide range of applications including Chip & PIN (EMV) payment, contactless payment, authentication, digital identity, biometrics, loyalty mass-transit ticketing, as well as embedded IoT functions including smart meters and connected devices can be implemented and co-reside, using a MULTOS powered chip. For further information, visit www.multos.com
Contact: Natsuko Callan