Myth-busting with DCMS: "Cybersecurity standards are not as fragmented as you think"
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Peter Stephens (Head of Secure By Design Cybersecurity, DCMS) joins David to talk more about consumer IoT security concerns and some steps they can take to secure their homes and businesses. There is also a unique insight into governmental views on IoT security, artificial intelligence and the DCMS approach to making the UK a more secure place when it comes to IoT devices.

  • Introducing Peter Stephens and the DCMS [00:45]
  • What is the current perception from consumers and IoT, what actually is an “IoT device” [02:18]
  • Debunking the myth that consumers don’t care about security [03:13]
  • Discussing the relationship between technology, security and insurance [04:41]
  • Consumers should only need to see the top of the “supply chain iceberg” [05:11]
  • Regulation is not as fragmented as you might think: there is consensus in the market already [05:55]
  • Why is IoT security regulation needed? [06:55]
  • Introducing the three components in the code of practise [08:05]
  • Manufacturer transparency: it’s key for success [08:55]
  • How smooth is the flow of conversation on IoT security between territories? [09:59]
  • The consumer does understand the importance and the notion of a security lifecycle [12:00]
  • What is the balance between the electronics industry and the regulation? [13:25]
  • The shift in consumer buying habits, protecting the high street and making it fair [18:15]
  • How important is it for the tech ecosystem to help governments? [19:55]
  • How the DCMS open-door policy works [21:14]
  • Artificial intelligence and the effects on security [22:30]
  • One piece of advice from Peter [26:25]

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Learn more about DCMS:

The IoT Security Landscape Map - A live open source map of all existing standards, guidance and materials related to consumer IoT devices, developed by the extended DCMS to enable organisations around the world to simplify good practice. The Secure by Design Landing Page: The proposed regulatory approach (July 2020) - ETSI EN 303 645- - The world's first globally applicable standard for IoT security.

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