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.