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We are excited to announce that IoTSec Australia, Australia's leading IoT security adocacy and research group has entered into an agreement to join Securing Smart Cities , a global not-for-profit initiative that aims to solve the existing and future cybersecurity problems of smart cities through collaboration between companies, governments, media outlets, other not-for-profit initiatives and individuals across the world.

IoTSec Australia's Executive Director Lani Refiti on the initiative "Considering the increasing trend towards urbanisation, it's imperative that communities and cities utilise technology to enable positive citizen outcomes both now and into the future. Cybersecurity, particularly the convergence of physical and cyber is a very important enabler"

The new collaboration initiative between IoTSec Australia and Securing Smart cities will include joint research projects with some of the top researchers in the IoT field including organisations such as IoActive, Kaspersky Lab, Cloud Security Alliance and Bastille.

For a list of reseach outcomes from Securing Smart Cities initiative please see here.

In our continuing mission to advocate for secure practices in the IoT ecosystem we are excited to announce the establishment of our subject matter expert team, IoT Advisors whose role will be to be the public facing arm of IoTSec Australia. These individuals are experts in their field and will bring their years of experience to helping us raise awareness and promote security in the burgeoning field of the Internet of Things.

Our first member in the team is Christopher Biggs, founder of Principal of Accelerando Consulting, a boutique consultancy specialising in IoT, DevOps mentorship and Cloud Data. Christopher is also the co-convener of the Brisbane Internet of Things interest group and in his spare time builds robots and blogs about IoT.

We will be adding further IoT Security Advisors in the coming months.

Christopher can be reached at

We are pleased to announce IoTSec Australia has signed a co-operation agreement with IoT Security Foundation to collaborate on joint activities to advocate for secure practices in the IoT ecosystem.

IoT Security Foundation is a collaborative, non-profit, international response to the complex challenges posed by security in the expansive hyper-connected world.

Based in the UK and launched in 2015, IoT Security Foundation holds a year conference and has produced best practice guides for security the IoT ecosystem. It's stated mission;

"Our mission is to help secure the Internet of Things, in order to aid its adoption and maximise its benefits. To do this we will promote knowledge and clear best practice in appropriate security to those who specify, make and use IoT products and systems" - John Moor, Executive Director - IoT Security Foundation

IoTSec Australia will seek to keep expanding it's collaborative partnerships as no one group will solve the challenges of security for the IoT ecosystem.

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