Partnership acknowledges smart city cyber security importance

The Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) and the Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) are pleased to announce their new partnership.  

“This partnership acknowledges the increasing importance of cyber security in smart community design and operation,” ASCA Vice President Brook Dixon said.  

IoTSF is a collaborative, non-for-profit, international organisation established to address the complex challenges posed by security in the expansive hyper-connected world.

“The principles of data confidentiality, privacy and public safety are at the centre of a smart city. ASCA and the IoTSF share these objectives, so it's an ideal partnership between our organisations,” IoTSF Smart Buildings Working Group Chair Alan Mihalic said.

Mr Dixon said the partnership would enhance focus on smart city safety and security.   

“While the opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming more attractive, we must also manage a more complex cyber-security environment, to deliver convenience and efficiency, as well as safety.”

IoTSF joins ASCA’s growing network of partners (national and international organisations) which also include industry and businessresearch and developmentFederal, State and Territory organisations, local governments, Regional Development Australia committees, Regional Organisations of Councils, startups and not-for-profits.

Together, ASCA’s members and partners collectively represent more than 12 million Australians – or one in two Australians.

Hari Kotrotsios