National Group Seeks Policymakers, Internet of Things Industry Leaders to Join Security Action Committee

ISED and Internet Society-led multistakeholder project creates recommendations to build a safer connected future for Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario--()--The Canadian Multistakeholder Process to enhance Internet of Things (IoT) security has a game plan to secure Canada’s connected future and will form an action committee to put it in play on April 18 in Ottawa.

In April 2018, the Internet Society and the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) teamed up with Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and CANARIE to convene a multistakeholder process to develop a broad-reaching policy on IoT security.

The group’s final meeting will explore recommendations developed by over 100 stakeholders across Canada on network resilience, device labeling, and consumer education. The group will also seek members to join a volunteer committee of IoT security leaders to put the recommendations in action.



Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Securing Our Connected Future


Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON


April 18, 2019


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A lunch reception will follow.

Media are welcome to attend the event.

About the Internet Society

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).


Natalie Campbell
Internet Society


Natalie Campbell
Internet Society