NIST: Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Concerns

Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Concerns

Date Published: September 2018
Withdrawn: September 18, 2018

Planning Note (9/18/2018):
Draft NISTIR 8222 has been temporarily withdrawn to synchronize with other pending documents on this topic, and to ensure time for stakeholders to review and comment. Once the draft document has been re-posted, the comment period will be extended.

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to systems that involve computation, sensing, communication, and actuation (as presented in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-183). IoT involves the connection between humans, non-human physical objects, and cyber objects, enabling monitoring, automation, and decision making. The connection is complex and inherits a core set of trust concerns, most of which have no current resolution This publication identifies 17 technical trust-related concerns for individuals and organizations before and after IoT adoption. The set of concerns discussed here is necessarily incomplete given this rapidly changing industry, however this publication should still leave readers with a broader understanding of the topic. This set was derived from the six trustworthiness elements in NIST SP 800-183. And when possible, this publication outlines recommendations for how to mitigate or reduce the effects of these IoT concerns. It also recommends new areas of IoT research and study. This publication is intended for a general information technology audience including managers, supervisors, technical staff, and those involved in IoT policy decisions, governance, and procurement.

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