GSA’s Internet-of-Things Interest Group provides opportunities for companies from all parts of the IoT ecosystem to discuss and address current technical and business challenges as “Everything” gets connected to the Internet. It was established to address the opportunities and challenges for the growth of the IoT market.
The GSA IoT Interest Group has launched Trusted IoT Ecosystem Security (TIES) Group to address end-to-end issues in IoT Security across the value chain and is comprised of various IoT ecosystem security stakeholders including chipset vendors, ODMs, OEMs, platform companies, cloud vendors and service providers. Its goal is to promote best practices on security within the IoT industry, share information on threats and attacks, define security requirements and inform standards bodies.
Members of the TIES Group will seek to influence the requirements for security that will eventually be shared with the value chain and supply chain actors. The group has already identified and commenced on special projects such as pre-silicon assessment, Silicon-as-a-Service, trusted supply chain and provisioning, and distributed identity management for collaboration and will be soliciting more from the group.
In our connected world, security attack surfaces are scaling from chip to cloud along with the rapid growth and adoption of IoT, mandating a critical need for establishing a common understanding of how to identify and address threats. The IoT Security Working Group members recognize this, and I’m glad to be a part of providing solid solutions across all industries involved in the IoT ecosystem.
As a solution provider, we are eager to bring a complementary perspective to our semiconductor partners on what it takes to deliver device-to-device security – from provisioning to life-cycle management. We are pleased to join GSA in its mission to support standards-making organizations with insights on the full range of devices being deployed, their security risks and methods available to make them secure. Through this important work, we also plan to help provide decision-making support to product manufacturers as they beef up security on a wide range of devices at the edge of the IoT.
IoT is a rapidly expanding market, which means it is imperative for IoT security to evolve at a similar pace. We look forward to working with the GSA IoT Security Working Group members to advance IoT security techniques. It is an honor to collaborate with so many esteemed companies.
WISeKey welcomes the opportunity to contribute to GSA IoT SWG’s mission. We will use our involvement to influence standards and legislative bodies to make IoT more secure.
What a great opportunity to collaborate and learn with the best in the industry. While IoT matures, so do the threats and attacks that impact consumers and business globally. We are honored to be a part of this working group and look forward to joining forces to address the challenges that lie ahead.