IoT Security

The mobile industry has a long history of deploying and managing end-to-end secured, reliable and comprehensive communication services and coverage to its customers. Security has been vital to building and maintaining consumer confidence in mobile services to date and it will be as critical to the success of IoT services.

Ensuring end-to-end security for connected IoT devices is key to the success for this market – without security, the Internet of Things will cease to exist. Companies have to take responsibility to embed security from the beginning, at every stage of the IoT value chain, to enable a secure and trusted market that all stakeholders can rely on. They need to build trust, take measures to protect their customers, and respond to emerging requirements with a unified and collaborative approach.

The diversity of the IoT market requires a flexible security framework and light touch regulation that guarantees the security of the market while encouraging growth and successful development of the IoT. The mobile industry has extensive expertise in providing secure, reliable solutions, and is best placed to shape and carry out an appropriate security framework, that meets these requirements.

Find out more about the unique security challenges of the IoT, the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and IoT Security Assessment, and other useful initiatives that promote secure IoT connectivity, and help companies to companies to build secure IoT devices and services.

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Security & the IoT – GSMA industry position

Some requirements commonly associated with E.164 number use are irrelevant to IoT connected devices and should not apply. Regulators should link requirements to the nature of the service offered independently of the chosen numbering range. Download

GSMA Position the EU cybersecurity Act

GSMA position on the EU cybersecurity act Download

GSMA IoT Device connection efficiency guidelines

In IoT scenarios IoT Device firmware and software play a significant part in determining the overall performance and behaviour of the IoT Service on the mobile network. With no human intervention to fall back upon, the mechanisms that manage recovery from IoT Service failure ...

IoT Security Guidelines Overview

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 ...

IoT Security Guidelines for Network Operators

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 ...

IoT Security Guidelines for Endpoint Ecosystems

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 ...

IoT Security Guidelines for Service Ecosystems

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 ...