The Internet of Things (IoT), which will soon expand to the Internet of Everything, is a historical shift in the way we interact with our surroundings, our workplaces, and society. Our ability to converge the digital and physical worlds through IoT holds tremendous potential for the digital economy.
With the advent of 5G technologies, IoT technologies are set to take a giant leap forward. 5G can support a large number of static and mobile IoT devices, which have unique bandwidth, speed, and quality of service requirements. With these capabilities, we will see an explosion in IoT usage and innovation. In fact, as per an IDC report, IoT is expected to consist of more than 55 billion connected devices generating 80 Zettabytes of data by 2025. However, in addition to new opportunities, the IoT era also introduces new attack surfaces, which are already being exploited by cybercriminals. While IoT promises to bring efficient business results across several industry verticals, organisations just focusing on connectivity to win the digital transformation race and putting security in the backseat would place the entire ecosystem at risk of fraud and attack.
In this context, we aim to present a wide spectrum of technological perspectives on IoT Security through our IoT Security Guidebook. This guidebook is a comprehensive document that covers IoT communication protocols as well as advice for building architectures for designing and developing IoT applications. Furthermore, the document highlights existing security architectures used across various industries. Threat modelling for IoT will assist developers in risk prioritization and lay the groundwork for establishing a product protection plan.
The purpose of the IoT Security Guidebook is to help the budding Internet of Things industry develop a unified knowledge of security challenges. The IoT Security Guidebook advocates for a methodology for designing secure IoT Services that ensures security best practices are followed throughout the service’s life cycle. The documents offer recommendations on strategies to deal with common security threats
and flaws in IoT services. It is intended to give a set of design recommendations for developing a secure product for IoT service providers. This document will operate as an overarching model for evaluating which features of advanced technologies or services are significant to the developer. Once these elements, or components, have been identified, the developer can assess the risks associated with each one and decide how to mitigate them.
Its scope is identified as design and deployment-specific recommendations for IoT services. It should be noted that national rules and regulations for a given territory may take precedence over the guidelines outlined in this document in some circumstances.