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Internet of Things (IoT)

Overview

NIST understands the importance of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it impacts our everyday lives in a big way. The IoT could revolutionize the American economy by enabling a fully connected world with on-demand access to data, systems, and each other. Since an IoT product might be defined as including an IoT device and any other product components that are necessary to using the IoT device beyond basic operational features, there are risks that come along with this level of connectivity—especially among so many devices across the globe. We must be able to trust the privacy, security, authenticity, and reliability of these devices, as well as the advanced networks that support them. 

NIST’s collaborative work across IoT focuses on the role we can play to help guarantee our connected future. From developing a fundamental understanding of IoT systems, to supporting trustworthy smart and connected systems and networks, to helping to create IoT standards, to supporting our power grid and cybersecurity work—NIST is constantly exploring new approaches to solve next-generation challenges. We hope to help enable a world where diverse wireless devices and systems coexist without compromise and encourage innovation.

The Research

Projects & Programs

Neuromorphic Device Measurements

Ongoing
Neuromorphic computing is a radical new approach to information processing for artificial intelligence where, instead of using digital electronics, inspiration

Trustworthy Networks of Things

Ongoing
NIST is working with industry to design, standardize, test and foster adoption of network-centric approaches to protect IoT devices from the Internet and to

USGv6 Program

Ongoing
NIST is Working with other USG agencies and industry to develop and maintain the standards, test program, deployment guidance and test and measurement tools

Additional Resources Links

News

Growing the Internet of Things Into a Safe and Responsible Member of Your Household

Technology is supposed to help us, but sometimes it feels like for every step forward we take two steps back. Like many people (and despite my resistance), my family has accumulated a few internet of things (IoT) devices in our home. Our motivation for acquiring them has been to streamline our lives. For instance, when we needed to be able to play our newborn son’s music anywhere in the house, a

NIST Selects ‘Lightweight Cryptography’ Algorithms to Protect Small Devices

NIST Joins Alliance to Promote Open Wireless Technologies and Supply Chains

U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints Members for New Internet of Things Advisory Board

Upcoming Events

NDNComm 2023

Thu, Mar 2 - Fri, Mar 3 2023
The Named Data Networking Community Meeting 2023 will be hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology