Policy - Internet of Things
Internet of Things
We live in a world where physical objects in the industrial, mobile, and home domains are increasingly being transformed from isolated systems to networked Internet-enabled devices that can communicate with each other and the cloud. This is called the Internet of Things (IoT). As more and more of these “intelligent” connected inputs, companies are creating new types of revolutionary applications and services in sectors ranging from manufacturing to utilities, smart building to smart home, transportation to health care, and retail to agriculture. This development has the potential to transform previously standalone systems into integrated networks that leverage greater computer capabilities and data analytics to increase efficiencies and productivity, address important societal challenges, and create jobs in a global new economy which is expected to grow to more than $2 trillion by 2025.
The benefits that IoT brings do not come without possible downsides. To minimize the potentially significant risks posed by malicious actors seeking to exploit them, these devices need to be secure and resilient.
To address these concerns, ITI created the IoT Security Policy Principles—a guide intended to help policymakers and stakeholders better ensure the security of the IoT ecosystem.
Smart cities will be the epicenter for a multitude of IoT applications and use cases, including intelligent transportation, smart buildings, improved government services, and more. While these use cases initially will be vertical sector-specific, ultimately cities will become horizontal IoT platforms where individual use cases can fluidly interconnect to maximize efficiency, productivity, and citizen ease-of-use.
- ITI IoT Security Policy Principles (February 05, 2020)
- Comments on Japan IoT Security Safety Framework (June 01, 2020)
- ITI NIST 2nd Internet of Things Comment (February 17, 2020)
- Multi-Association Digital Infrastructure Letter (April 29, 2019)
- ITI AI Senate Commerce Hearing Submission (December 12, 2017)
NIST Marks Significant Milestone on IoT Security Recommendations and Baseline (June 30, 2020)
The recent release of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Recommendations for IoT Devices Manufacturers: Foundational Activities and Core Device Cybersecurity Capability Baseline ...
Ensuring Security Through Policy in IoT (August 13, 2019)
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Driving into the Autonomous Vehicle Future (January 31, 2018)
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ITI Recommends Streamlined Approach to OMB’s Federal Zero Trust Strategy (September 21, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI offered recommendations to help streamline the U.S. government’s adoption of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) in federal agencies. ITI’s comments come ...
ITI Congratulates Gina Raimondo on Confirmation as U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary (March 02, 2021)
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ITI Urges President Biden to Address Critical Semiconductor Shortage in Upcoming Budget Request (February 09, 2021)
WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Biden, global tech trade association ITI is urging the administration to address a critical semiconductor chip shortage in the U.S. The urgent demand for chips – driven ...
ITI Issues Policy Principles to Help Secure and Fortify the Internet of Things (February 05, 2020)
WASHINGTON – As the use of network-connected devices, systems, and services grows rapidly, ITI today released new policy principles to guide governments, industry partners, and other stakeholders in securing ...
ITI Hires Two to Grow Its Public Affairs Team (September 30, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced today that Jennie Westbrook Courts and Clare Sahin joined its public affairs team as vice president of external affairs and manager of state ...