In 2017, we collaborated with Mozilla Foundation to explore the potential of A Trustmark for IoT (learn more) In the resulting report we identified opportunities to empower consumers to make better decisions about connected products, and to allow the companies that make responsible products to demonstrate that they go the extra mile.
In 2018, we aim to turn this research into action. As a Mozilla Fellow, Peter Bihr will be developing the concept for an open trustmark for IoT, starting with a prototype with a focus on voice-enabled IoT. This work will be performed as part of Mozilla's IoT Fellows program. (Full disclosure: Peter's partner works for Mozilla.) Here's the fellowship announcement on our blog.
This is a work in progress. We will update this page to share our learnings (and failures!). To follow along, the trustmark category on this blog is the place to be. To dig deeper, here are good starting points (most current up top):
- (04/2018): Towards a trustmark for IoT
- (03/2018): A Trustmark for the Internet of Things: First thoughts
Learn more about the trustmark
This presentation shows the current state of our thinking. Please note that it is a work in progress and subject to change.
The evolving checklist to evaluate the trustmark is available for review and input (via comments) here.
The trustmark in the media
We're happy that the trustmark has been getting some attention in the media and elsewhere online, including the Wall Street Journal and Offscreen Mag:
- Piqd: Ein Verbraucherschutzsiegel für das Internet der Dinge (German, 25 May 2018)
- Offscreen Mag: Op-ed. (Issue 19, print only, April 2018)
- Netzpiloten.de: Das IoT – Gefahren und Chancen im Internet of Things (German, 26 April 2018)
- WSJ: IoT Security Push Includes New Mozilla-Funded Open Source Project. Published in the WSJ's Cybersecurity newsletter (11 April 2018, paywalled)
- Mozilla Internet Health Report 2018 (April 2018).