Professor Paul Dorey will take over from Professor John Haine as the IoTSF chairman.
Professor Dorey is a Director of cybersecurity strategy firm CSO Confidential and a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway University of London.
He has spent over 30 years in risk management and information security and has worked as Chief Information Security Officer in award winning roles for multinationals across industry sectors including oil and gas, banking, pharmaceuticals and energy.
Professor Dorey was also the founder chairman of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and regularly consulted by governments.
Professor Dorey, writes:
“Under John’s leadership, the Foundation has established its mission, accrued an active membership and produced its first set of industry strength guidance materials. I am also honoured to take over as the new chair and help IoTSF pursue its cybersecurity mission to make it safe to connect.”
According to outgoing chair, John Haine, the IoTSF has prioritised its effort to focus on attending to urgent issues by producing practical and valuable guidance for those who need it most – a world new to connected markets.
“IoT security has no single owner and we have constructed our programme around the concept of a supply chain of trust which encourages all vendors to accept their duty of care towards their immediate customers and the wider eco-system,” said Haine.
In addition to the appointment of Professor Dorey, Dr. Stephen Pattison, vice-president public affairs at ARM, will also join the foundation’s executive steering board.
Stephen Pattison said:
“The digital transformation is well underway and the importance of security to us all cannot be understated. It is vital that all those involved in producing, operating and benefiting from the IoT opportunity do so with a security mind-set so that we minimise the risks.”