Welcome to the techUK IoT newsletter for the month of October. To see the full newsletter, including industry and regulatory news, you can download the full document below for members only.
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The month started with techUK's IoT and SmarterUK Programme teams heading over to Bristol for our Future of IoT Event that we held in partnership with Experis and High-Tech Bristol and Bath. We were delighted to welcome over 170 attendees to discuss the future potential for IoT and the skills and security challenges that we face in realising that potential. A full round-up of the day is available here.
Security clearly remains a challenge for consumers – who are also concerned about privacy as evidenced in our 2017 Connected Home Report – as well as enterprises who are concerned about the additional attack service that IoT can introduce. We will be focusing on how we can drive up security standards in the IoT ecosystem working with members, wider industry, regulators and Government. If you're interested in keeping yourself more secure using IoT products then do look at IoTUK's cyber hygiene work with UCL.
In addition to this work we are looking forward to the start of a series of interesting events and workshops with the Housing Association Charitable Trust to see how technology solutions can help that sector tackle some of its core challenges. We hope to see many of you at the Innovation Showcase Launchpad on the 2 March which will be the first in that series.