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IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #19 Improving the Security of Consumer IoT: A New Code of Practice

As we connect more devices in our homes to the internet, the cyber security of these products is now as important as the physical security of our homes.

In October 2018, the UK Government published a new Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security (https://gov.uk/government/publications/secure-by-design). Its aim is to support industry with a set of guidelines to ensure products are secure be design and to make it easier for people to stay secure in a digital world. The Code has been published in eight languages. 

The guidelines within the Code of Practice can inform policy interventions on IoT security across the globe.

Session Time: 
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 13:20 to 13:40
Theme: 
Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy
Report: 

- Session Type (Workshop, Open Forum, etc.): Lightning Session 19

- Title: Improving the Security of Consumer IoT: A New Code of Practice

- Date & Time: Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 13:20 to 13:40

- Organizer(s): UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

- Chair/Moderator: Jasper Pandza

- Rapporteur/Notetaker: n/a

- List of speakers and their institutional affiliations (Indicate male/female/ transgender male/ transgender female/gender variant/prefer not to answer): Jasper Pandza, DCMS - Theme (as listed here): Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy

- Subtheme (as listed here): Internet of Things

- Please state no more than three (3) key messages of the discussion. [150 words or less]

• As we connect more devices in our homes to the internet and as we entrust an increasing amount of personal to online services, the cyber security of these products is now as important as the physical security of our homes.

• In October 2018, the UK Government published a new Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. Its aim is to support industry with a set of guidelines to ensure products are secure be design and to make it easier for people to stay secure in a digital world.

• The guidelines within the Code of Practice can inform policy interventions on IoT security across the globe.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Switzerland

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