Raising the Standard: Bringing Security and Transparency to the Internet of Things?
By 2020, it is expected that there will be 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed around the globe. As more companies release internet-connected devices, it is the security flaws making headline news rather than the potential of these devices to transform our world for the better.
Because of the rise in breaches and cyberattacks, consumers are increasingly worried about how companies use their personal data, resulting in a lack of trust in the businesses. One critical contributor in the campaign to build trust with consumers, strengthen privacy protections, and improve cybersecurity, particularly in the growing IoT space, is the use of independent consumer-technology product testing.
The Digital Standard, a new open source testing system used by Consumer Reports, addresses the maturation of the IoT industry and the need for all stakeholders to collaborate in solving these complex issues.
Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, @RKSlaughterFTC
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Maurice Turner, @typemrt
Senior Technologist, Center for Democracy and Technology
Justin Brookman, @justinbrookman
Director of Privacy and Technology Policy, Consumers Union
Matthew J. Eggers
Vice President of Cybersecurity Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Andi Wilson Thompson, @andiathompson
Policy Analyst, New America's Open Technology Institute
Fahmida Y. Rashid, @FYRashid
Senior Managing Editor, Decipher
Additional participants to be confirmed.
Lunch will be served.