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IoT Non-Technical Supporting Capability Core Baseline



Michael Fagan, Katerina N. Megas, Jeffrey Marron, Kevin Gerard Brady, Barbara Bell Cuthill, Rebecca Herold


Non-technical supporting capabilities are actions a manufacturer or third-party organization performs in support of the cybersecurity of an IoT device. This publication defines an Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers' non-technical supporting capability core baseline, which is a set of non-technical supporting capabilities generally needed from manufacturers or other third-parties to support common cybersecurity controls that protect an organization's devices as well as device data, systems, and ecosystems. The purpose of this publication is to provide organizations a starting point to use in identifying the non-technical supporting capabilities needed in relation to IoT devices they will manufacture, integrate, or acquire. This publication is intended to be used in conjunction with NISTIR 8259, Foundational Cybersecurity Activities for IoT Device Manufacturers and NISTIR 8259A, IoT Device Cybersecurity Capability Core Baseline.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8259B
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cybersecurity baseline, Internet of Things (IoT), securable computing devices


Fagan, M. , Megas, K. , Marron, J. , Brady, K. , Cuthill, B. and Herold, R. (2021), IoT Non-Technical Supporting Capability Core Baseline, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created August 25, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022