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NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program


NIST’s Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) program supports the development and application of standards, guidelines, and related tools to improve the cybersecurity of connected devices and the environments in which they are deployed. By collaborating with stakeholders across government, industry, international bodies, and academia, the program aims to cultivate trust and foster an environment that enables innovation on a global scale.


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Upcoming Events

June 2021 (4 Sessions) | 8259B Roundtable Series

The NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program is hosting a series of four roundtables in June on the non-technical capabilities needed across multiple sectors to make IoT devices securable. To learn more and to register for one or more sessions, visit the event website here.

Recent Past Events

April 22, 2021 | Workshop Addressing Public Comment on NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Guidance

NIST hosted a workshop discussing themes in the comments provided to the Cybersecurity for IoT public draft documents, SP 800-213 and NISTIR 8259D.  The purpose of the workshop was to get additional input from stakeholders through facilitated discussions around key questions..

January 29, 2021 | Webinar: Rounding Up Your IoT Security Requirements: Draft NIST Guidance for Federal Agencies

The NIST Cybersecurity for IoT program, in concert with the NCCoE, conducted a webinar to present key information and take questions on four  recently released public review drafts. A recording of the webinar is available.

Event Archives


The NIST Cybersecurity for IoT program, in concert with the NCCoE, conducted a webinar to present key information from four documents the program recently released as public review drafts, and take questions.Date: 26 January 2021 Presentation slides

Cybersecurity Consideration in IoT

The rapid proliferation of internet-connected devices and rise of the IoT come with great anticipation. These newly connected devices bring the promise of enhanced business efficiencies and increased customer satisfaction.

IoT devices could include wearable fitness trackers, “smart” televisions, wireless infusion pumps, and cars—among many others. Internet-connected devices generally sense, collect, process, and transmit a wide array of data, ranging from consumer personally identifiable information to proprietary company data to infrastructure data used to make critical real-time decisions or to effect a change in the physical world.

Just as there are a variety of new uses, the IoT ecosystem’s nature brings new security considerations. These considerations include—but are not limited to—constrained power and processing; the ability to manage, update, and patch devices at scale; and a diverse set of new applications across consumer and industrial sectors.

Cybersecurity for IoT Program

The Challenge

Fostering cybersecurity for devices and data in the IoT ecosystem, across industry sectors and at scale

Program Mission

Cultivate trust in the IoT and foster an environment that enables innovation on a global scale through standards, guidance, and related tools

Cybersecurity Considerations in IoT

Technical Factors


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Market Factors


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IoT Cybersecurity-Related Initiatives at NIST

The Cybersecurity for IoT program supports and builds off existing initiatives at NIST.

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Partnership Opportunities

NIST wants to hear from you! The Cybersecurity for IoT program is looking for feedback and potential collaborators.

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Created November 22, 2016, Updated May 11, 2021