NIST IoT Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk report- overview and remarks

NIST IoT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks report.

NIST IoT report (find the full document here) aims to help federal agencies and other organizations manage the cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with individual IoT devices.

This NIST IoT report identifies three high-level considerations that may affect the management of cybersecurity and privacy risks for IoT devices as compared to conventional IT devices:

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ShieldIoT Secures Urban Smart Lighting Deployments

Smart Street Lighting growth is driven by the ability of connected (smart) street lights to address the shortcoming of traditional street lights. Smart (connected) lighting systems can substantially reduce energy consumption as it can be incorporated with various sensors such as natural light sensors occupancy sensors, and motion sensors.

This is why, today, we are witnessing a huge growth in worldwide urban smart lighting deployments, driven by the need to improve lighting energy efficiency, lower operational costs and improve citizens’ wellbeing. Globally, there are about 281.4 million streetlights in the world and is expected that it will reach 338.9 million by 2025.  However, there are some caveats to this positive trend. These mass scale lighting networks/devices are not designed with security in mind, posing a threat to critical city lighting availability and infrastructure.

ShieldIoT has identified the need for securing smart lighting deployments, and have already been deployed to secure such deployment.

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