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UK unveils government-backed research center for IoT security

The UK has unveiled a government-backed national IoT research center with a specific focus on cybersecurity. The country hopes to take a lead in knowledge about how to secure the data collected, in future, by huge numbers of IoT devices and sensors, hence the establishment of the new facility, labelled Petras 2 (privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security) IoT Centre of National Excellence. This seems in keeping with the current trend of governments becoming increasingly concerned by and interested in IoT security, with new legislation, funding, and research projects on the cards as potential solutions to a very thorny problem. The new center, led by a professor from University College London, is part of a government initiative to explore…

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