• Lou Lutostanski, Vice President of IoT at Avnet, has been named “IIoT Leader of the Year” at the Industrial IoT World 2019. The Award recognizes individual executives who showed outstanding leadership that resulted in the implementation and success of IIoT in their business. Lou Lutostanski was voted as the award winner among 13 shortlisted candidates including those from organizations like Lockheed Martin, Schneider Electric and Darktrace.
  • The Australian government drafted a Voluntary Code of Practice for IoT cybersecurity in a bid to improve the IoT’s lack of security. “Along with our Five Eyes partners, we share the expectation that manufacturers should develop connected devices with security built-in by design, ” said the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton. In July, Australia co-signed a Statement of Intent regarding IoT security with the other Five Eyes nations in London. The draft code “aligns with and builds upon” guidance provided by the UK earlier in the year. (Five Eyes is the intelligence-sharing relationship between Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, and the US.)