About ManySecured

ManySecured is an open ecosystem designed to improve network security against IoT attacks through an intelligent defensive control loop, consisting of four stages: sensing, informing and learning, reasoning, and action. It provides real-time intelligence to monitor activity at the gateway, determine the threat level, and take appropriate action. The controller may be located on the gateway or remotely and can operate autonomously or delegate some operations. To make informed decisions, the ManySecured controller requires access to security device metadata, including device type data and device instance data. The former refers to abstract device types, while the latter relates to specific device histories.

Collaborate To Innovate


The IoT Security Foundation has created the ManySecured Working Group (WG).
ManySecured is about leveraging the power of the crowd – working on open technical standards, specifications and finding solutions first and foremost. Since its launch in 2021, the ManySecured WG has been fuelled by expert insight and contributions from industry partners including:

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them

John Moor

Managing Director, IoTSF

James Willison

Project and Engagement Manager

Co-ordinating effort

Our Organisation

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ManySecured Needs You

Help us build an Industry wide, open-source database of IoT device network characteristics

We aim to improve the resilience of customer and national networks by deploying ManySecured in Routers and Gateways

If you would like to learn more, or are interested in joining us, please contact us

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Dr Nick Allott


Nick is CEO of NquiringMinds, an AI analytics company founded on robust cyber security principles.  He has been developing and deploying AI technologies for almost 30 years and is a recognised cyber security expert.  Nick has also recently joined the IoTSF Board of Directors.

Nick Allott - CEO at NquiringMinds

Nick was formally, CTO of OMTP, a security focussed, international mobile standards organisation responsible for many technologies now widely deployed. Significant among OMTP deliveries, is the Trusted Execution Environment, (TEE) the security core of most CPUs and SIM technology. TEEs now ship a the rate of 1 billion per year. Nick is also a Director of the Webinos Open Source Foundation: a collaborative initiative for secure IOT interaction based on PKI.

For Shell, Nick helped develop their data mining products (later acquired by Accenture). And as Technology Director for Motorola, Nick had responsibility for their speech recognition and voice Personal Assistant products. Nick Joined start-up Fastmobile (multimodal speech recognition) as their CTO in 2000 until their acquisition by RIM. His first full time job was developing neural networks for Neural Computer Sciences, followed by a stint at the part Microsoft owned Dorling Kindersley Multimedia, where he worked on search technology and 3D graphics platforms.

NquiringMinds was selected by DCMS to develop an innovative, secure data sharing platform for Smart Cities, which forms the basis of the current product line. Nick has advised the UK Government on the Secure by Default Program and was among a handful of technology CEOs selected by, the then Prime Minister, Theresa May, to accompany on her first trade mission to India. Nick is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, the Institute of Analysts and Programmers and the Royal Society of Arts.

Nick has a degree in Cognitive Science, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and is a Visiting Professor and the University of Southampton.

Presentation:  ManySecured concepts: Understanding  the problem


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