The workshop featured an overview of NIST’s Cybersecurity for IoT Program and guest speakers highlighted the many considerations impacting the cybersecurity of IoT products. The introductory session was followed with panels discussing addressing cybersecurity challenges in home IoT products and a panel discussing barriers to implementing the core baseline NISTIR 8259A IoT Device Cybersecurity Capability Core Baseline in consumer IoT products. After the opening panels, attendees broke out into smaller groups for facilitated discussions about the most critical issues impacting implementation of stronger cybersecurity in consumer IoT devices. The workshop concluded with attendees reassembling to hear reports from each breakout facilitator, tying together any overriding themes and/or issues for future exploration. An agenda is available on the event information page.
Last year NIST published draft NISTIR 8267, Security Review of Consumer Home Internet of Things (IoT) Products, which documents NIST’s technical observations on the cybersecurity risks of current IoT products. The workshop will solicit industry insight on cybersecurity risks in consumer IoT products and future directions for the consumer home IoT product research.
Learn more about the Cybersecurity for IoT Program on the NIST website, and feel free to reach out with questions or comments via email at iotsecurity [at] nist.gov (). Also, remember to follow @NISTcyber for updates on NIST’s IoT and other cybersecurity activities, and use #IoTSecurityNIST on Twitter to follow and participate in the conversation around topics in cybersecurity for consumer IoT devices during and after the workshop.