Qualcomm Joins IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

Qualcomm has joined the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance, a group that works to collaborate and pool together collective capabilities and resources to tackle emerging security challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT). The other members who have already joined include AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic.

With over 1.5 billion IoT devices shipped using its chips, Qualcomm Technologies brings to the Alliance expertise in comprehensive security solutions rooted on hardware, for a wide array of edge devices including wearables, voice and music, connected cameras, robotics and drones, home control and automation, home entertainment, and commercial and industrial IoT.

“Robust IoT security needs to be built into the silicon that powers edge devices. A solid IoT security approach requires a combination of hardware-based security features tightly integrated with the software, communication protocols, applications and the cloud,” said Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are pleased to work with other members of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance to support the IoT ecosystem, sharing best practices that help to protect consumers and businesses adopting IoT technologies.”

The IoT Cybersecurity Alliance brings together leading security providers and IoT experts to research and raise awareness of best practices for securing the growing IoT ecosystem. The Alliance’s mission is to advise businesses and their customers as well as to educate the industry on the cybersecurity measures needed to help create a safer IoT ecosystem that fosters collaboration and advances technologically secure IoT innovation.

Alliance members are raising awareness around IoT security at the endpoint, network, cloud and application layer, using overarching threat analytics to study the IoT ecosystem. The Alliance advocates for an always-on security approach. In collaboration with the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance, a new IDG study authored by Allen Bernard demystifies the complexity of IoT security and offers tips for deploying and managing IoT devices and services.

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