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Smart Card Alliance Launches New IoT Security and Privacy Information Hub at IoTSecurityConnection.com

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Smart Card Alliance today announced a new content portal, IoTSecurityConnection.com, as part of its expanded focus to provide educational resources and guidance for implementing secure Internet of Things (IoT) architectures using embedded security and privacy technology. The portal features relevant news, resources, expert commentary and thought leadership on the security and privacy of IoT for technology and service providers, IT and security experts, integrators, consultants and IoT enthusiasts.

“The IoT market is at a critical turning point for security—with 21 billion connected devices expected to be in the market by 2020, it’s crucial for the industry to secure these devices and the data they generate,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “This new content portal will help to keep stakeholders in the know by featuring security content from all over the web and providing perspectives from industry experts who are delivering secure IoT solutions. The portal will also be a go-to source for Smart Card Alliance IoT resources and current, relevant and insightful commentary on securing the IoT.”

Content on IoTSecurityConnection.com includes:

  • Commentary on relevant industry news and articles from experts, thought leaders and authorities on IoT security and privacy
  • Original content from the Smart Card Alliance on relevant industry news
  • Resources developed by the Smart Card Alliance’s Internet of Things Security Council
  • White papers, guides, specifications, FAQs, infographics, articles and other materials focusing on IoT security and privacy

The resource is part of the Smart Card Alliance’s recent announcement to expand its focus to securing the IoT ecosystem. Other recent initiatives in this market include the Alliance’s Internet of Things Security Council and the Security of Things 2016 conference.

The Internet of Things Security Council develops and promotes best practices and provides educational resources on implementing secure IoT architectures using embedded security and privacy technology. The Council is interested in new organizations with an interest in IoT and security to join as members. More information on the council’s mission and its current members can be found at http://www.smartcardalliance.org/alliance-industry-councils/.

The Alliance’s Security of Things conference will provide a deep dive into security and privacy in IoT, and will feature experts from both the IoT and security industries to analyze the impact embedded security technology is expected to have on the market. The event will be held in Chicago, Illinois on October 18-19, 2016. More information can be found at www.sca-securityofthings.com.

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About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

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Source:Smart Card Alliance