Secure IoT

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Secure IoT requires so much more than technical solutions; it requires knowledgable people, sound process and fit-for-purpose technologies. And IoT security is constantly shifting due to the nature of adversaries constantly looking to defeat the defences we put in place hence it is often referred to as a journey, not a destination. New vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered, which means there is a continuous need to monitor and maintain mitigations and cybersecurity is never completely done. This ‘security dynamic’ and what you do to address it therefore determines your ‘security posture’ hence your ‘risk profile’. In turn, this affects investment decisions in your business and trustworthiness in the market. This is where the IoT Security Foundation helps – we’re here for the long term to champion better security, reduce common risk, lower business liability and help to enable markets. Ultimately society needs confidence – so we can feel the benefit of all IoT has to offer.

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IoT Security Foundation Publications

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We aim to make our materials high quality and high impact through our triple A ethos: Available, Accessible and Actionable.

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Materials published by IoTSF include contributions from security practitioners, researchers, industrially experienced staff and other relevant sources from IoTSF’s membership and partners. IoTSF has a multi-stage process designed to develop contemporary best practice with a quality assurance peer review prior to publication.

Users of IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) guidance materials are encouraged to use the latest advice and frameworks available. To maintain and build on our published materials, IoTSF issues releases in a timely manner – a known good practice in dynamic settings.

IoTSF endeavours to provide fit-for-purpose and up to date guidance. In the spirit of continuous improvement, IoTSF invites feedback from users and third party experts to help make those improvements to our outputs. You can do this simply by emailing us at contact@iotsecurityfoundation.org – please include the document title and “feedback” in your email subject line.

Securing the Internet of Things Supply Chain Whitepaper

Release 1.0.0 – June 2022

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About the Whitepaper

Whilst much has been written about software supply chains, hardware supply chains and cybersecurity in recent times, this paper considers the key combinations that make up the IoT cybersecurity supply network, in finer detail….

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IoT Security Assurance Framework

Release 3.0, November 2021

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About the IoT Security Assurance Framework

The IoT Security Assurance Framework is a practical resource that helps IoT vendors provide fit-for-purpose security…

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The Contemporary Use of Vulnerability Disclosure in IoT

Report 4 – November 2021

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About The Contemporary Use of Vulnerability Disclosure in IoT

The IoT Security Foundation publishes its 4th report which examines the practice of vulnerability disclosure in Consumer IoT – with an extension into enterprise and the B2B model…

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Vulnerability Disclosure BPG

Release 2.0 – September 2021

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About the Vulnerability Disclosure Best Practice Guidelines

The complexity of todays digital systems means that all but the simplest of systems will inevitably have security flaws – this is why PC’s and mobile apps get frequently patched for example. Large or small, all companies are likely…

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Secure Design Best Practice Guides

Release 2 – December 2019

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About the Secure Design Best Practice Guides

IoT products are permeating every avenue of modern life and are increasingly found in our workplaces, homes and about our person. Many new entrants are bringing IoT class products into these unregulated markets…

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Router and IoT Vulnerabilities: Insecure by Design

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About The Router and IoT Vulnerabilities: Insecure by Design Whitepaper

This Whitepaper seeks to raise awareness of a fundamental design flaw that has received little attention to date and yet affects many IoT devices and standard Internet routers…

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Can You Trust Your Smart Building?

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About the Can You Trust Your Smart Building? Whitepaper

The whitepaper discusses a number of vulnerabilities that exist in smart buildings and where solutions lie to protect people, assets and business investments.

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IoT Security Reference Architecture for The Healthcare Industry

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About the Healthcare IoT Security Reference Architecture

Internet of Things (IoT) products and services have created a significant healthcare opportunity. They offer benefits such as improved diagnosis and treatment, the ability to carry out remote monitoring, and reducing operating costs to counter the rising cost of care…

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HOME IoT Security Architecture and Policy

Release 1 Nov 2018

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Hub Based IoT Security Architectures & Policy White Papers

The home IoT whitepaper is intended for OEMs designing devices or smart hubs – as “the Hub” is a key element of the architecture – Service Providers and Retailers, or anyone with responsibilities for ….

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ENTERPRISE IoT Security Architecture and Policy

Release 1 Nov 2018

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Hub Based IoT Security Architectures & Policy White Papers

The enterprise IoT whitepaper is intended to illustrate a solution for enterprise environments where businesses are looking for operational and productivity benefits of using IoT. It is intended for chief officers or managers ….

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IoT Cybersecurity: Regulation Ready

FULL Version Nov 2018

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About the Whitepaper

The IoT Security Foundation has published an “IoT Cybersecurity: Regulation Ready” white paper to enable organisations to get ahead of the approaching security regulations that will apply throughout the IoT ecosystem…

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IoT Cybersecurity: Regulation Ready

CONCISE Version Nov 2018

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About the Whitepaper

The IoT Security Foundation has published an “IoT Cybersecurity: Regulation Ready” white paper to enable organisations to get ahead of the approaching security regulations that will apply throughout the IoT ecosystem…

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