AT&T, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Team Up In IoT Security

IoT Cybersecurity Alliance is made up of AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Trustonic.



Internet of Things (IoT) industry experts and cybersecurity providers have come together in an alliance to research how to better secure the IoT ecosystem and create awareness among users. The IoT Cybersecurity Alliance, which includes vendors in device security, connectivity, data, applications and cloud, is expected to work towards end-to-end security in IoT.

"Be it a connected car, pacemaker or coffee maker, every connected device is a potential new entry point for cyberattacks," says Bill O'Hern of AT&T, adding "Yet, each device requires very different security considerations."

The group, which has members from AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Trustonic, will work on specific goals like ensuring safety measures at every layer, implementation of security across the value chain, easy access to security, and influencing standards and policies of organizations.

Mo Katibeh of AT&T explains that helping organizations "stay protected requires innovation across the whole IoT ecosystem to enable sustainable growth."

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