Considerations for effective Internet of Things labels

Breakout session: 10:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

The Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security is nearing the completion of its year-one report. One of the recommendations for implementation will be a voluntary labelling framework for consumer IoT devices. The proposed framework provides a flexible approach for IoT manufacturers to showcase their compliance with recognized standards on IoT security, and to provide additional information on their security practices. The aim of this panel will be to discuss the proposed framework and how different stakeholder groups can support its implementation.

Faud Khan, TwelveDot and TwelveDot Labs
Megan Kruse, Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance
Sarah Ingle, Youth Internet Governance Forum Canada
Elliott O’Brien , ecobee
Maryse Guénette, Option consommateurs 

Faud Khan
TwelveDot and TwelveDot Labs

Faud Khan is an industry veteran with more than 23 years of IT security experience with network equipment manufacturers, managed security services provider, financial services, and government agencies. As the CEO for TwelveDot and TwelveDot Labs, Faud is responsible for product strategy, architecture, deployment, and service delivery. 

His focus has been on security network architecture and application delivery through the Internet. This includes MSSPs, Carriers, and Telecom providers globally. Over this time, Faud has been granted 5 patents and has 9 patents pending.

Currently, TwelveDot is providing security consulting and product development services to large enterprise, NEMs, and government agencies. With a focus on mobile, DNSSEC, smart grid, and cloud computing, his organizations are at the forefront of security risk management. Faud is active in ISO/IEC standardization and is the Chair of SMC-SC27 the mirror committee to ISO/IEC SC27 in Canada. He is working on the development of standards related to ISMS, cloud computing, vulnerability disclosure, smart grid and IoT. 

Megan Kruse
Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance

Megan Kruse is the Business Director of the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance. OTA identifies and promotes security and privacy best practices that build consumer confidence in the Internet. Leading public and private organizations, vendors, researchers, and policymakers contribute to and follow OTA’s guidance to help make online transactions safer and better protect users’ data.

Megan is responsible for integrating, developing, and furthering the OTA program within the Internet Society’s overall mission and objectives. She drives strategy including marketing, communications, and membership and business development efforts to provide membership value and drive delivery on OTA’s annual goals.

Megan joined the Internet Society in 2011, first working primarily on the Deploy360 program and then moving into the Office of the CITO as Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning. Before joining the Internet Society, Megan managed public relations and outreach projects at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). In addition to promoting the company’s key messages and positioning its top executives as industry experts, she developed ARIN’s social media and communications efforts surrounding the depletion of IPv4 address space and the need to adopt IPv6.

Sarah Ingle
Youth Internet Governance Forum

Sarah Ingle is passionate about working to advance inclusive and participatory policy design for everyone, particularly young people. She founded and co-leads Youth Internet Governance Forum Canada, which recently completed a report entitled ‘Youth and the Internet of Things in Canada’ as a part of the Canadian Multistakeholder Process on IoT Security.

Through her work with organizations such as the Ontario Digital Service, Internet Society, the International Migration Research Centre, and Non-Commercial Users Constituency at ICANN, Sarah has collaborated on a variety of research, policy, and advocacy efforts related to digital policy, internet governance, human rights, and skilled worker migration.

Sarah is also a student at Trinity College, University of Toronto where she studies International Relations, Digital Humanities, and Political Science. In the future, she hopes to do further work on inclusive design and the intersections of data, identity, governance, and human rights online.

Elliott O’Brien

As the VP Scalability at ecobee, Elliott is responsible for all systems, data, privacy, and security at ecobee. He is passionate about delivering a secure, scalable and integrated platform that enables ecobee to safely and transparently leverage data to deliver phenomenal customer experiences. Elliott has been working in the IoT space since 2012, leveraging his experience in hardware and software development, IT, and management to support millions of IoT devices.

ecobee is a proudly Canadian IoT company, transforming the way energy is used in the home. As first-to-market pioneers in the connected home space, ecobee introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi compatible thermostat. ecobee’s beautifully designed devices help reduce energy waste and carbon emissions, so they aren’t just smart for our users, but for our planet too. This passion for planet-postivity extends beyond environmentalism, and drives us to be leaders in consumer privacy and security in the IoT space.

Maryse Guénette
Option consommateurs

Maryse Guénette is Director of Research and Advocacy at Option consommateurs, a position she has held since 2010. In this capacity, she plans, coordinates and supervises all research conducted by Option consommateurs. In addition, she represents Option consommateurs in government consultations and on working committees.

Ms. Guénette has many years of experience in the field of consumer rights advocacy. From 1993 to 2005, she worked at Option consommateurs as editor-in-chief of Consommation magazine and then in the news agency department. During this time, she conducted or supervised numerous investigations and files on consumer-related issues.

From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Guénette produced guides and conducted research for Option consommateurs. Her focus, in particular, was on the clarity of credit card account statements, debt collection techniques and privacy protection.