Interagency Report on the Status of International Cybersecurity Standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Published: November 29, 2018


Michael D. Hogan, Benjamin M. Piccarreta


The Interagency International Cybersecurity Standardization Working Group (IICS WG) was established in December 2015 by the National Security Council’s Cyber Interagency Policy Committee (NSC Cyber IPC). Its purpose is to coordinate on major issues in international cybersecurity standardization and thereby enhance U.S. federal agency participation in international cybersecurity standardization. Effective U.S. government participation involves coordinating across the U.S. government and working with the U.S. private sector. There is a much greater reliance in the U.S. on the private sector for standards development than in many other countries. Companies and industry groups, academic institutions, professional societies, consumer groups, and other interested parties are major contributors. Further, the many Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) who provide the infrastructure for the standards development are overwhelmingly private sector organizations. On April 25, 2017, the IICS WG established an Internet of Things (IoT) Task Group to determine the current state of international cybersecurity standards development for IoT. This Report is intended for use by the IICS WG member agencies to assist them in their standards planning and to help to coordinate U.S. government participation in international cybersecurity standardization for IoT. Other organizations may also find this useful in their planning.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8200
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs
Created November 29, 2018