Just for the record, a few quick updates regarding my work on a trustmark for IoT.
Last year I did some research with the ThingsCon network and Mozilla about the potential of a trustmark for IoT. (Learn more about my report “A Trustmark for IoT”.) This year, we want to turn this research into action.
This is work that I’ll be doing under the ThingsCon umbrella with support from Mozilla Foundation—as of March 2018 I’m a Mozilla Fellow. (Read the ThingsCon announcement about the fellowship.) It’s an inherent part of this project to work as much in the open as possible. With this constellation in mind, the project documentation won’t happen primarily here at this blog and instead in the following places:
- ThingsCon trustmark page: This is where you can get the background, as well as links to some milestone updates and any major downloads, etc.
- A Trustmark for the Internet of Things: First thoughts (March 2018) and Towards a trustmark for IoT (April 2018) are the two first blog posts that provide a first glimpse outlining the shape of things to come.
- Like the two blog posts mentioned above, more will be published on the ThingsCon Medium channel.
- To round out the picture, the ThingsCon blog as well as ThingsCon’s and my own Twitter accounts (@thingscon, @peterbihr) will all offer venues for conversation.
Also, I’m happy to report that the initiative is already getting quite a bit of attention, including an interview with the Wall Street Journal for their cybersecurity newsletter (paywall), and a mention in Mozilla’s Internet Health Report 2018. (See the media mentions round-up on the ThingsCon blog.)
Full disclosure: My partner works for Mozilla.