IoT Security Foundation announced today that it has expanded its Executive Steering Board (ESB) and appointed a new chairman. Professor Paul Dorey will take over from Professor John Haine as the IoTSF chairman on March 22nd. Dr. Stephen Pattison also joins the ESB and brings crucial public policy experience as regulators around the world become increasingly concerned about the security threat from connection which comes with expanding IoT markets.

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Professor Paul Dorey was selected by the ESB as a professional who brings leadership and a great deal of industry enterprise customer experience to the role. Professor Dorey is a Director of cybersecurity strategy firm CSO Confidential and a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway University of London. He has spent over 30 years in risk management and information security and has worked as Chief Information Security Officer in award winning roles for multinationals across industry sectors including oil and gas, banking, pharmaceuticals and energy. He was also the founder chairman of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and regularly consulted by governments.

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Dr. Stephen Pattison will bring further diversity and depth of experience to the board. He is VP Public Affairs at ARM and responsible for influencing public policy thinking across the world – significantly in Europe, US and, increasingly, China. Once a British Diplomat, Stephen worked at the British Embassy in Washington, and on UN issues in London, New York and Geneva. He also worked for James Dyson as Head, International Business Development, and was CEO, International Chamber of Commerce UK, where he represented the interests of companies centred on policy and international trade matters.

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