The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) will create thousands of new services that will connect billions of new IoT devices over the next decade.
The providers of these new services may be unaware of the cyber security threats their services face, and may not have the skills to mitigate these risks. In contrast, their adversaries may understand the technology and security weaknesses, quickly taking advantage of these if vulnerabilities are exposed.
The mobile telecommunications industry, which the GSMA represents, has a long history of providing secure products and services to their customers, and would like to share their security expertise with IoT service providers.
The GSMA has therefore created this set of security guidelines for the benefit of service providers who are looking to develop new IoT products and services.
The primary audience for the IoT Security Guidelines are:
IoT Service Providers – enterprises or organisations who are looking to develop new and innovative connected products and services.
IoT Device Manufacturers – who provide IoT devices to IoT service providers, in order to enable IoT services.
IoT Developers – who build IoT services on behalf of IoT service providers.
Network Operators – who provide services to IoT service providers.
After downloading, you can demonstrate that your company’s products are aligned with the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines by completing the IoT Security Self-Assessment. Self-assessed products and services will be listed on our website after submission.
You can download the document set most relevant to you below. Documents are available in English, Chinese & Japanese.
Through mEducation, mobile operators and the Filipino Government are enhancing the lives of millions of young people.
The Philippines has more than 6 million young people who are out of education due to circumstances beyond their control. For example, because of the need to support their families, or due to limited access to education facilities on the many remote islands.
The GSMA has developed a partnership between the Philippines Department of Education, Smart and Globe, to develop mobile solutions that extend education to this group of ‘Out of School Youths’, as a means to extend access to and improve quality of learning opportunities.
Having built the partnership opportunity which culminated in the signing of an MoU in September 2013, the team developed a joint roadmap for partners, supported the operators in developing a common platform for launch at MWC 2014, and advised in the design of services for launch from summer 2014 onwards.
The partnership employs an outsourced management model, whereby the government contracts the mobile operators to provide mobile learning services for OSYs. Separately, other mobile customers are also able to purchase the services direct from the operators.
The Text2Teach initiative illustrates what can be achieved through multi-sector partnerships in education – government, multi-national organisations, foundations, technology providers, telecom operators and schools – collaborating towards agreed, shared goals.
The pressures on healthcare systems have never been greater, with factors including rising expectations, ageing populations and, particularly in emerging economies, the combined challenges of infectious disease and increasing incidence of chronic illness. Digital health solutions provide an opportunity to help healthcare providers deliver better, more consistent and more efficient healthcare, increasing access to health services and empowering individuals to manage their own health more effectively.
According to a 2015 report by PwC, mHealth could save over one million lives in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years and the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in healthcare could reduce healthcare costs by €99 billion in the European Union and add €93 billion to the region’s gross domestic product.
Mobile Operators are already working with Healthcare partners to deliver value-add services in areas such as:
Data hosting, management and support
Hospital information systems
Patient relationship management and customer care
Content and health access solutions
Device management and supply
Whilst many Digital Health propositions have gained acceptance and are being more widely adopted, there are still factors limiting the wider adoption of Digital Health solutions. Hence, the Health project of the Connected Living Programme is focusing its activity around three main enabling factors:
Technology & interoperability – Evaluate existing and emerging interoperability standards as they apply to mobile health, through a report mapping standards, identifying gaps and proposing solutions ( Digital Healthcare Interoperability report)
Policy & regulation – Policy and regulatory campaign to ensure clarity and proportionate regulation for digital health, with a particular focus on medical device regulation and data protection
Partnerships & collaboration – Develop a cross-sector partnership to demonstrate the value of ‘Mobile Connect’ (secure authentication using mobile handset) in a healthcare setting through a real-world implementation
The project will achieve these objectives by working with a range of stakeholders in the diverse Digital Health Ecosystem including but not limited to, Mobile Operators, Policy Makers, Vendors & Device Manufacturers, Insurers, Pharmaceutical Companies, Standards Organisations as well as Patient & Healthcare Professional Associations.
Mobile Learning provides students, teachers, employees and all learners with the ability to learn anywhere, anytime and on the move with educational content made available over mobile networks to devices such as tablets, smart phones and feature phones.
The traditional learning environment is rapidly being transformed by non-traditional mobile technology environments that will shape the future of education. Mobile Learning represents a powerful shift in the way education is delivered and received. It encompasses not only how learning is being delivered but enhances teaching & assessment plus educational administration and management via mobile technologies.
The GSMA Connected Living programme has participated in a range of initiatives in order to advance the uptake of Mobile Learning in the public and private sectors. We have a full range of Mobile Learning resources, including case studies and toolkits, available here.
The Connected Vehicle market will be worth $358bn by 2020. The GSMA has been working with MNOs and automotive OEMs to accelerate the growth in this market. Collaborative efforts have led to:
GSMA Embedded SIM Specification becoming a de facto standard
GSMA IoT Security guidelines being backed by major mobile operators
advancements in car connectivity through billing and charging.
Going forward multimodal transport will mean fully integrating connected cars into today’s intelligent transport systems. Through the Connected Vehicle Forum the GSMA works closely with key automotive and transport industry stakeholders on this and many other topics.
The Connected Vehicle Forum brings together mobile operators with industry players to guarantee market progression continues. Key topic areas include:
connected and autonomous vehicles
future of connectivity
regulation and security
If your organisation a part of automotive or ITS industries please contact us to see how you can take part in the Connected Vehicle Forum.