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IASME Consortium has piloted a new security certification for connected (IoT) devices with a group of manufacturers across the UK, including a number of early-stage micro businesses in Scotland.

In this session, Jamie Randall, Head of Technical Strategy for IASME, will share his experience of developing the scheme and getting the first manufacturers to certify.

He will share some of the surprises about the pilot scheme and the learnings that IASME has taken on board about how to guide smaller manufacturers to release secure products.

Jamie will also provide some guidance on the most important things you can do as a manufacturer to ensure your device is secure and that it meets the requirements of upcoming UK and European legislation. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask Jamie for advice about improving security and any other IoT-related security topics that may help your own organisation.

The IoT Security Assured scheme is aimed at start-ups and larger manufacturers alike, and allows devices to be certified to Basic, Silver or Gold level, in alignment with proposed UK legislation and European standards. The standard is priced to be accessible and affordable to organisations of all sizes and is now open to all manufacturers to apply via the IASME website.

Jamie Randall
Jamie is Head of Technical Strategy for IASME Consortium. IASME offers information security, governance and risk management via a network of over 250 certification bodies across the UK. Jamie advises IASME on the technical development and operation of the Cyber Essentials, IASME Governance, and IoT Security Assured schemes, as well as providing thought leadership on technology for new projects.

He has previously worked in the cyber and forensics sector as part of UK film industry, Sky and Atos Consulting. He has also establishing his own cyber training start-up, The Friendly Nerd and provides advice and guidance to The Kiln.

Other panelists include:

  • Conor McKay, Cyber Resilience Unit, Scottish Government
  • Dr Cade Wells, CENSIS, Security Lead

If you would like to submit any questions to this session, please email, [email protected] and include ‘IoT question’ as the subject line.