Ian Smith

IoT Security Lead, GSMA

Ian Smith

Speaker Bio

Ian is presently Security Operations Director within the GSMA’s Fraud and Security team where he leads the security team who specialise in GSMA’s Security Accreditations Schemes (SAS), Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Programme (CVD) and Telecoms Information Sharing and Analysis Center (T-ISAC). His team also issues regular security reports that provide insight into the latest security challenges and trends within the mobile industry.


Prior to this current role, Ian developed many of the GSMA’s IoT security resources including IoT SAFE which leverages the SIM as a ‘root of trust’ for IoT services, the GSMA’s IoT Security Guidelines and associated IoT Security Self-Assessment scheme. Ian led the delivery of the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and the first release of the GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications.


Before joining the GSMA, Ian has held senior technical positions within network operators including Hutchison (Three) and Orange.


Ian holds a B.Eng. with joint honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK.