Updated on September 9, 2020 at 12:23 am


  • IBM invests $3 Billion in the Internet of Things
    • 2000 consultants, researchers and developers specializing in IoT solutions
    • Competitors GE (Predix), Cisco, HP also an IoT platform for service providers
    • IBM, GE, Cisco, AT&T and Intel formed Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Trend Micro survey of 1,903 individuals from 18 countries found 80% of respondents very concerned about their privacy when using IoT devices
  • Panasonic opening its Intellectual Property Portfolio to boost IoT development
    • Royalty-free access to some of its IoT software and patents


  • OWASP Internet of Things Top 10 Project
  • HP has two reports out so far on the Internet of Things and security
  • Wireless protocols such as ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and WiFi


  • RSA Conference San Francisco this month
  • IoT Stream Conference San Francisco the same week as RSA
  • Myriad of other IoT conferences listed at iotevents.org

Learning about IoT

  • OWASP Internet of Things Top 10 Project
  • Hacking Exposed Wireless, Third Edition came out in March
    • A huge amount of information on wireless protocols used by IoT devices
    • Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave and of course WiFi
  • ┬áPaul Asadoorian of Security Weekly will conduct a class at Blackhat USA in August
    • Embedded Device Security Assessments for the rest of us
  • Groups attempting to create IoT standards
    • The AllSeen Alliance
    • The Open Interconnect Consortium
    • The Thread Group
    • HomeKit
    • Industrial Internet Consortium


  • Daniel Miessler will be speaking at RSA this month about IoT
    • Securing the Internet of Things: Mapping IoT Attack Surface Areas with the OWASP IoT Top 10 Project