Canadian Multistakeholder Process for IoT security issues draft report for public consultation

The Canadian Multistakeholder Process for Enhancing IoT security issued a draft report on securing the Internet of things (IoT) for public consultation. The report deals with the following topics (a) definitions and standards concerning the security of IoT devices; (b) guidelines ensuring the security of IoT devices during their lifespan (from development and production to continuous daily use); (c) recommendations for a national policy on IoT security for Canada. The Canadian Multistakeholder Process is a partnership of the following entities: ISOC-Canada, the Ministry of Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED), the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and CANARIE (an organisation in charge of developing components of digital research infrastructure for Canada’s research, education and innovation communities). The report was written by three sub-groups created by the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: the network resiliency working group (NRWG), the device labelling and trustmarks working group (DLTWG), and the consumer education working group (CEWG). Each group addressed different issues and suggested its own conclusions and recommendations in the report. The public can comment on the draft report until 29 March 2019.