IoT Cybersecurity Alliance formed to address IoT security challenges

AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Trustsonic have formed the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance, with the aim to ‘help customers address Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity challenges, demystify IoT security, and share best practices’. Bringing together industry-leading security providers and IoT experts, the coalition will focus on research and raising awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem. The specific goals of the initiative are to: collaborate and research security challenges of IoT in areas such as connected cars, smart cities, healthcare; dissect and solve IoT security problems at every critical layer of security; make security easy to access across the ecosystem; and influence security standards and policies.