IoT Security and Connection Efficiency
Without security, the Internet of Things will cease to exist. Billions of new devices are forecast to connect to the Internet and with each other over the next decade, and providers of these new devices and services may be unaware of the unique cybersecurity challenges posed by the Internet of Things. In contrast, their adversaries understand security weaknesses and know how to take advantage of vulnerabilities.
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.
The GSMA, together with the mobile industry, has delivered a set of IoT Security Guidelines, backed by an IoT Security Assessment scheme, to provide a proven and robust approach to end-to-end security. Promoting best practice for the secure design, development and deployment of IoT services, and providing a mechanism to evaluate security measures, the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and IoT Security Assessment help create a secure IoT market with trusted, reliable services that can scale as the market grows.
The GSMA IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines enable IoT device and application developers to follow a common approach to create trusted and reliable IoT services that communicate via the mobile network in the most intelligent and efficient way, allowing the market to scale to its full potential.