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Final Call & Reading List for our discussion on the Privacy and Security of Internet of Things

We’ve confirmed over 120 participants for our open discussion on the Privacy and Security of the Internet of Things at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi, from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM, on the 15th of November (Thu) 2018. MediaNama is hosting this discussion in partnership with ISOC Asia-Pacific.

In case you’d like to participate, we have a waitlist here.

In case you’ve confirmed and can’t make it, please let us know, so we may confirm someone from the waitlist.

At this discussion, we will look at the Internet of Things ecosystem from the perspective of issues around disclosures, consent, data protection, security of data collection, transfer and storage, patching of vulnerabilities, notifications, encryption, dealing with vulnerabilities, dealing with transfer of ownership of device etc.

Participants are from entities including (but not only) Accenture, Albright Stonebridge Group, Amazon Web Services, Amity University, Aon, AptIdea Solutions, Asia Times Online, Bharucha & Partners, Bloomberg-Quint, CCOAI, CGAP, Chase India, CIS, COAI, CPR, DEF, DSCI, E&Y, Economic Laws Practice, Ericsson, Firefly Networks, Futurescape, Get My Parking, HCL, Ikigai Law, IoT-NCR, ISOC, ISPAI, iSPIRT Foundation, Koan Advisory, MapMyIndia, MobiKwik, Network18, NIPFP, null, Nutanix, Oakter, PLR Chambers, PRS Legislative Research, PwC, Saikrishna & Associates, SenseAI, SFLC.in, The Quantum Hub, USISPF, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Zenith System Solutions, Zoomcar.

A Reading List for IoT

Here’s a reading list that Neha Margosa, our Research Lead, has put together, for you to familiarise yourself with the subject:

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  1. The House that Spied on Me: Gizmodo’s investigation of data sharing in a “smart home”. (February 2018)
  2. IoT Trust Framework A set of principles for secure IoT devices and the associated data through the entire lifecycle. Includes “required” and “recommended” practices on security principles, user access and credentials, privacy, disclosures and transparency, and notifications and best practices.
  3. A Trustmark for IoT: A ThingsCon Report Can consumer labeling build trust for IoT products? A report commissioned by Mozilla explores the possibilities. (September 2017)
  4. IoT Security for Policymakers From the Internet Society, this report offers considerations, challenges, recommendations, and guiding principles for policymakers in the IoT and security space. (April 2018)
  5. Microsoft Cybersecurity Policy for the Internet of Things  A white paper including best practices for IoT developers, manufacturers, consumers, and policymakers. (May 2017)
  6. UK Government’s Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security A voluntary code that brings together 13 best practices in IoT security, as part of the “Secure By Design” report that aims to build in security at the design and manufacturing stages. Guidelines include: no default passwords, secure communication, and implementation of vulnerability disclosure policies. October 2018)
  7. The Internet of Things: Revolution in the Making A whitepaper from Deloitte and NASSCOM, laying out key global and Indian trends in the IoT sector. Also includes a timeline of key developments in the evolution of IoT, interesting use cases, and recommendations for India. (November 2017)
  8. Anatomy of an IoT malware attack Explains IoT device hardware, firmware, and device security, and breaks down how an IoT device can become vulnerable to attack. Includes analyses of recent IoT malware examples such as Mirai and Brickerbot, and suggestions on how to protect IoT devices. (November 2018)
  9.  GSMA: IoT Security Guidelines Contains 85 recommendations for secure design, development, and deployment of IoT devices and services, and includes case studies.
  10. Draft Policy on Internet of Things, 2015 A revised version of an Indian IoT policy. The draft policy lays out a roadmap for IoT in India and aims to create an IoT industry worth US$ 15 billion by 2020. (2015)
  11. The economics and business models of IoT and other issues Notes from a #NAMAPrivacy event in Bangalore, including discussions on the privacy, security, and economic issues with IoT devices. (October 2017)
  12. The IoT’s security nightmare will never end. You can now search insecure cameras by address  A new tool called Kamerka uses data from Shodan, the search engine for IoT devices, to identify and map insecure connected cameras that could potentially be used for surveillance. (November 2018)
  13. Internet of Things: An Indian Outlook This research paper surveys the IoT space in India, offers an overview of key challenges in the space, and analyzes two Indian IoT businesses.
  14. Smart home tech is being turned into a tool for domestic abuse How domestic abuse is now aided by smart doorbells, thermostats, TVs, and alarms. (July 2018)
  15. Sensor Sensibility: Getting the Most From the Internet of Things This report from the BSA (The Software Alliance) lists opportunities for IoT in solving social issues such as crime, healthcare, and greenhouse gas emissions. It also analyzes challenges in the IoT space, including security, privacy, data flows, and standards., (July 2017)
  16. IoT case studies from India A collection of Indian use cases across manufacturing, supply chain, services, transportation, healthcare, governance, and utilities, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  17. Five botnets and the rise of 300+ Gbps DDoS attacks As part of its State of the Internet report, Akamai focuses on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks fueled by IoT devices. Includes data on five key botnets generating DDoS attacks. (2016)
  18. Ericsson Mobility Report Forecasts 3.5 billion cellular IoT connections by 2023, and analyses use cases in the context of 5G. (June 2018)


Please note: this is an invitation-only event and our discussions are participative in nature. Your contact information will never be shared with anyone outside of MediaNama.

To get a sense of the depth of the discussions at #NAMA events, do check the video highlights of our past discussions.

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Written By

Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



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