Advancing IoT Security with Guidelines and Standards

by Michela Menting | 2Q 2017 | IN-4603

The European Union Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) published a common position paper on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT) with industry giants NXP Semiconductors, Infineon Technologies, and STMicroelectronics. The paper states that there is currently “no basic level, no level zero defined for the security and privacy of connected and smart devices” and “no legal guidelines for trust of IoT devices and services and no precautionary requirements in place.” The authors suggest the development of European Baseline Requirements for Security and Privacy, which can use the baseline requirements currently being developed and discussed within the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI), launched by the European Commission and various key IoT players in March 2015. The paper also supports the introduction of an EU trust label, based on a European certification framework, to better inform citizens, consumers, and businesses about the security of smart devices.

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