The individual rate of £95 plus sales tax (£114) lowers the cost of membership for self-employed professionals who would otherwise be required to pay the lowest corporate rate of £350 plus tax (£420). UK value added tax is currently 20 percent.
The launch is in response to requests from independent cybersecurity professionals who wanted to contribute expertise and improve their knowledge in the field, the IoT Security Foundation said in a statement.
Corporate membership rates ranges from £350 plus sales tax (£420), for companies with 1 to 10 employees, up to £6,000 plus tax (£7,200) for companies with more than 750 employees.
“In line with our corporate membership, we’ve kept fees to a minimum as we need to engage as many in the IoTSF mission without making cost a barrier. I look forward to welcoming, and working with our professional members, wherever their interests lie,” said John Moor, managing director IoTSF, in the same statement.
IoTSF has more than 100 corporate members including: ARM, BT, Dyson, Huawei, IBM, Imagination, Infineon, Intel, NXP, Philips, Samsung, Thales and Vodafone.
It has seven active working groups addressing: self-certification; connected consumer product requirements; compliance, validation and test; vulnerability disclosure; security infrastructure; smart buildings; and an IoT security trust mark.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.