By Mark Walker, Director, Technology Policy at CableLabs
One of the main pillars of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is security. Security is foundational to the sustained growth and adoption of IoT. Without sufficient security, connected devices pose a risk to end users and networks alike, providing ready fodder for nefarious actors to exploit. As a foundation of more than 400+ members, the OCF is continuously and tirelessly striving to create secure, reliable, and interoperable IoT for all. One of the many ways in which we are doing this is working with other organizations and providing our expertise and input to help drive increased IoT security, including the recent C2 Consensus on IoT Devices Security Baseline Capabilities, released by the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) and spearheaded by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).