CABA Launches Landmark Research on CyberSecurity: Is Your Organization Prepared?

Caba What steps have your organization taken to ensure that your customers, products/services and organization are safe from privacy issues and cybersecurity attacks? The CABA Board of Directors and the CABA Connected Home Council (CHC) have selected the next CABA Landmark Research Study to be “Cybersecurity and the Connected Home”.

This issue will impact on every organization that has products and services in the “IoT for the Connected Home” sector. We would appreciate it if you would take a look at this multi-client research project and join the nine (9) organizations that are already funding and collaborating on this project:

– American Family Insurance
– Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
– Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA)
– Hydro One Networks
– Intermatic Inc.
– Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
– Pella Corp.
– Schneider Electric
– Southern California Edison Company

Do you believe that your organization will be immune from privacy issues and cybersecurity for the connected home? If you do, take a moment to look at these articles and videos:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/internet-of-things-device-security-degrades-over-time/

http://www.btreport.net/articles/2015/07/cyber-security-un-hacking-the-connected-home.html

https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/5564/163303

http://www.eweek.com/security/cisco-mid-year-security-report-bad-guys-getting-badder.html

http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/news/story/1.2957114

http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/smart-homes-provide-more-just-comfort-convenience/2015-06-18?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Internet of Things: What the security industry is doing to protect consumers using connected devices

http://www.eweek.com/security/hubs-driving-smart-homes-are-vulnerable-security-firm-finds.html

http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/internet-of-things-lacks-safety-today-opening-door-to-major-threats-tomorrow-warns-online-trust-alliance/278038/

http://ww2.frost.com/news/press-releases/living-secure-connected-home/

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2866911/cyber-attacks-espionage/why-criminals-pick-on-small-business.html

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=277605

The “Cybersecurity and the Connected Home” final report is expected to be valued at $150,000 and your organization can participate for a minimum of $5K. Frost & Sullivan was selected as the research firm to work with the Steering Committee and as a bonus all participants will receive a complimentary copy of their European Connected Consumer Research, titled “Home of the Future”. The project will start in late August/2015 and will be completed in approximately 18 weeks. For the complete research prospectus and recorded webinar, go to: http://www.caba.org/homecybersecurity.

To participate or for more information, contact Greg Walker, CABA Research Director, (walker@caba.org; 613.686.1814 X 227) or George Grimes, CABA Marketing and Business Development (grimes@caba.org; 315.605.8505).

Also, please forward this information to others in your organization or within the industry who would benefit from this research. As an industry, we need to protect customers and our organizations!

Regards,
Ronald J. Zimmer CAE
CABA President & CEO
zimmer@caba.org
613.686.1814 x230
http://www.caba.org
CABA Forum: http://www.caba.org/caba-forum-2015
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