On June 25, 2019, NIST released NISTIR 8228, Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks. This document explored three high-level considerations for IoT security and privacy risk.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly evolving and expanding collection of diverse technologies that interact with the physical world. Many organizations are not necessarily aware of the large number of IoT devices they are already using and how IoT devices may affect cybersecurity and privacy risks differently than conventional information technology (IT) devices do. The purpose of this publication is to help federal agencies and other organizationsbetter understand and manage the cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with their individual IoT devices throughout the devices’ lifecycles. This publication is the introductory document providing the foundation for a planned series of publications on more specific aspects of this topic.