GSMA IoT Security Guidelines
Billions of new devices are forecast to connect to the Internet and witch each other over the next decade, forming the Internet of Things.
The providers of these new services may be unaware of the cybersecurity 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 industry has a long history of providing secure, reliable solutions in licensed spectrum, and operators are the established, trusted providers of secure IoT services who can ensure the long term sustainability and growth of the market.
Drawing on this extensive security expertise, the GSMA, together with the mobile industry, has delivered a comprehensive set of IoT Security Guidelines, promoting best practice for the secure end-to-end design, development and deployment of IoT solutions.
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
The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines are backed by an IoT Security Assessment scheme that enables companies to build secure IoT devices and solutions. Completing and publishing an IoT Security Assessment enables companies to enhance their reputation as trusted IoT solution providers, growing customers’ trust and confidence in a secure market.
You can download the document set most relevant to you below. Documents are available in English, Chinese & Japanese.