As part of its efforts to engage in industry dialogue and to help move important standards efforts like this forward, the Secure Technology Alliance IoT Security Council members worked together to compile their industry insight and expertise on the topic in a formal response which has been provided to NIST.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which will host a conference in February on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), has announced the organization will employ an Internet of Things approach concerning “mission critical” applications such as transportation, public safety and utilities.
Embedded hardware security can help secure IoT devices. But because IoT ecosystems involve a multitude of IoT devices and have the potential to be complex, the process of securely onboarding, configuring, updating, and operating devices must be taken into account across device categories and industries.
What do we need to do as an industry to secure IoT? Accenture’s latest brief, “Security Call to Action: Preparing for the Internet of Things,” says the most challenging aspects involve the IoT’s sheer expanse, and the diversity of industries and use cases it embraces. What does this mean for security? There is no one-size-fits-all solution.