ETSI Issues Cybersecurity Standard to Support the Internet of Things

February 22, 2019

Internet standards organisation, ETSI has released a new standard for cybersecurity in the Internet of Things (IoT) that references the GSMA’s IoT Security Guidelines. With more and more devices in the home being connected to the internet and people entrusting their personal data to an ever-growing number of online devices and services, the new specification aims to address the security concerns of internet-connected consumer devices.

Many products and appliances that have been traditionally offline are now being connected and need to be created with security by design to withstand potential cyber-attacks. The IoT will touch virtually every connected device such as connected appliances, connected home automation and alarm systems, smart home assistants, TVs and speakers and even toys. ETSI’s approach requires manufacturers to stop the use of universal default passwords which have been the source of a number of security issues.

Earlier this year the UK Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) issued its IoT Security ‘Code of Practice’ outlining 13 practical steps that consumer IoT manufacturers should consider when designing and building products, with the intention of making them less vulnerable to attack and keeping consumers safe. This also referenced the GSMA’s IoT Security Guidelines.

The GSMA’s guidelines outline a number of recommendations for Internet of Things (IoT) security for the entire IoT ecosystem including service providers, device manufacturers, developers and mobile operators and set out a comprehensive security assessment scheme to ensure IoT services are protected against IoT security risks. They address typical cybersecurity and data privacy issues associated with IoT services and outline a step-by-step process to securely launch solutions to market. With the global cellular IoT market set to reach 3.1 billion IoT connections by 2025, according to GSMA Intelligence, cybersecurity will be of crucial importance.

By following the guidelines manufacturers have the opportunity to ensure their devices are inherently secure at the point of manufacture, providing customers with peace of mind. For more information on the GSMA’s work on IoT Security, please go here: www.gsma.com/iot/iot-security/

Back

NB-IoT Commercialisation Case Study: How China Mobile, China Telecom & In China, the leading mobile operators are using Mobile IoT technologies to connect millions of devices, appliances and machines. This case study illustrates how China Mobile, Ch...

Read more | See all Resources

Connected China at MWC19 Shanghai 连接中国 世界移动大会-上海 Leading the World in Mobile IoT (请单击此处查看中文版本) 26-27 June: 09:00 – 17:00 | 28 June: 09:00 – 16:00 Hall E7, 4YFN, Shanghai New International Expo Centre (...

Read more | See all Resources

8th Mobile IoT Summit – Presentation Video The Mobile IoT Summit is the place to hear the latest industry updates from senior IoT experts. Topics explored include extensive global deployments and the new business opportun...

Read more | See all Resources

The GSMA Innovation City at MWC19 – Andrew Parker, GSMA In the GSMA Innovation City at #MWC19, Andrew Parker, IoT Programme Marketing Director at GSMA shares with us how Intelligent Connectivity (5G+AI+Big Data+IoT) is creating the im...

Read more | See all Resources

Connected Honeybees on Mobile IoT for the Sustainable World – NimbeLi David Houghton, GM of Asset Tracking Solutions at NimbeLink talks about the usage of IoT asset trackers deployed on Mobile IoT networks in non-power devices like honeybee hives f...

Read more | See all Resources

Network-First IoT and Artificial Intelligence Platform – Singtel Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel, explains how the data collected from IoT sensors through Mobile IoT (LTE-M & NB-IoT) networks is collected and analysed on their v...

Read more | See all Resources

Beyond Connectivity: Operators Look Beyond Traditional Roles as the IoT Exp Mobile network operators are increasingly looking beyond their traditional commercial horizons, as IoT growth positions them to provide end-to-end services and platforms directly...

Read more | See all Industry News

Connected Agriculture: Smart Greenhouses to Help China Meet its Sustainable As Mobile World Congress returns to Shanghai later this month, many will be wondering how this enormous country – which is now by far the most connected country on earth, with ...

Read more | See all Industry News

NB-IoT Commercialisation Case Study: How China Mobile, China Telecom & In China, the leading mobile operators are using Mobile IoT technologies to connect millions of devices, appliances and machines. This case study illustrates how China Mobile, Ch...

Read more | See all Industry News

IoT Takes Centre Stage at MWC19 Shanghai in China: the Most Connected Count MWC Shanghai 2019 returns this month, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre between 26 and 28 June – and, perhaps naturally in the world’s capital for IoT connections...

Read more | See all Industry News

Connected Vehicles are Safest When they are Cellular As the Internet of Things has gone from theory to reality, connected vehicles – those which can communicate with each other, with outside services, and with us – have become ...

Read more | See all Industry News

The Internet of the Skies: Establishing Public Trust in the Future of Cellu The GSMA is supporting the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association (GUTMA) on Connected Skies, a major conference on drones and UTM, which will bring together the aviation...

Read more | See all Industry News

MWCS19 Shanghai June 26, 2019 MWC Shanghai 2019 is Asia’s leading event for next-generation technology – 5G, IoT, AI, big data and beyond. The GSMA’s Internet of Things Programme will be centr...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

IoT at GSMA Innovation City – MWC19 Shanghai | MWC19 上 June 26, 2019 Join the GSMA and partners, including: ASTRI, China Mobile, China Mobile Hong Kong, China Telecom, China Unicom and Singtel, at the very forefront of mobile innovation ...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

GSMA Future IoT Convention June 26, 2019 Join the Future IoT Convention at MWC Shanghai 2019 which will bring together leading representatives from governments, mobile operators and enterprises, to demonstrate...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

Workshop: Fast and Secure to Market with NB-IoT // GSMA Mobi June 27, 2019 Event Organisers / 活动组织者   Hosted by / 由主办   -单击此处查看中文翻译- Already widely available in China, NB-IoT combines minimal power...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events