F-Secure will contribute to industry standard group to grow momentum around security and privacy around Connected Home and Home Broadband.
F-Secure has joined Broadband Forum, the communications industry’s leading organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development, to better serve communication service providers and secure its wireless home offerings better in the battle against ever-increasing cyber threats.
The Finnish cyber security company has made the move in order to help shape Connected Home standards of the future as the explosion of home-based connected devices brings both challenges and opportunities for consumers.
“The challenge is how do we work together to mitigate against new vulnerabilities? The opportunity is to create new services for our customers that both protect their data, and their privacy,” says Paul Palmer, Director of Business Development at F-Secure Corporation. “It is the responsibility of all of us in our industry to keep our users safe. Strong collaboration is the key, and organizations like Broadband Forum have the power to bring together an ecosystem that finds the right solutions.”
Broadband Forum is at the forefront of driving standards around Connected Home and security through its initiatives such as the User Services Platform (USP). First published in April 2018, the User Services Platform – an evolution of the TR-069 standard that has been installed in over 1 billion homes globally – is Broadband Forum’s solution for service providers looking for a truly unified, common approach to securely deploy, manage, and control network-aware consumer electronics, including home and enterprise Wi-Fi, the internet of things, and more.
“Security has emerged as a top-of-mind issue for service providers as they grapple with an explosion of broadband-ready devices seeking to connect to their networks and a heightened sensitivity to data privacy,” says Robin Mersh, Chief Executive Officer of Broadband Forum. “As USP takes the baton from TR-069 and defines the user experience and management paradigm for the next 1 billion broadband installations, it is crucial that global leaders in security provide their expertise and guidance. F-Secure is a welcome addition to our membership that is shaping the future of broadband, and we look forward to its contributions and innovation as we address head-on the security challenges that stand in the way of achieving the promise of a world-class Connected Home experience.”