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New Security Guidance for Early Adopters of the IoT
New Security Guidance for Early Adopters of the IoT

New Security Guidance for Early Adopters of the IoT

Release Date: 04/20/2015

For the latest research on IoT security from CSA, please check out the IoT Working Group and their IoT Security Controls Framework.

The marketplace is seeing the beginning of widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) within the consumer sector. Wearables, smart home appliances, lighting, and other IoT devices are becoming mainstream. This surge of smart consumer devices is anticipated to continue to grow at a frenzied pace well into the future. 

As traditional enterprise security solutions do not sufficiently address the security needs of IoT, this document provides guidance for the secure implementation of IoT-based systems. This document was created using input from a number of security and mobility experts representing diverse industries. References and information from existing guidance in the field are incorporated into this paper whenever possible in order to promote alignment with the work of other industry bodies.

Key Takeaways:
  • Challenges posed by IoT, including: increased privacy concerns, platform security limitations, and ubiquitous mobility that hinders tracking and asset management
  • Examples of IoT threats and attack vectors to both individuals and organizations
  • Top challenges for organizations trying to secure IoT systems
Who It’s For: Anyone involved in the implementation of IoT-based systems
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Acknowledgements

Srinivas Tatipamula
Srinivas Tatipamula
Principal Security Advisor, Fairfax

Srinivas Tatipamula

Principal Security Advisor, Fairfax

C-CISO|CISSP|CISA|AWS CSS|AWS CSA|CDPSE|CISM|CGEIT|CRISC|ISO 27000LA|CCSK|ITIL-F|PMP|Bachelor of Economics (Hons)|Bachelor of Law| MS in Digital Forensics

Overall 30 plus years in IT and over 18 years in Cyber Security

Publications:

1. Cloud Security Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group IoT Security Controls Guide Version Published March 2019

2. CSA IoT Controls Matrix March 2019

3. ...

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John Yeoh
John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

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Brian Russell
Brian Russell

Brian Russell

Brian Russell is co-author of the book “Practical Internet of Things Security” and is a Chief Engineer focused on Cyber Security Solutions for Leidos (www.leidos.com). He oversees the design and development of security solutions and the implementation of privacy and trust controls for customers. Brian leads efforts that include security engineering for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Connected Cars, and the development of hig...

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​Aaron Guzman
​Aaron Guzman

​Aaron Guzman

Aaron is a passionate information security professional specializing in IoT, embedded, and automotive security. He is co-author of the “IoT Penetration Testing Cookbook” and a technical editor for the "Practical Internet of Things Security” Packt Publishing books. Aaron is co-chair of CSA’s IoT working group as well as a leader for OWASP’s IoT and Embedded Application Security projects; providing practical guidance to address the most commo...

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Srinivas Tatipamula
Srinivas Tatipamula
Principal Security Advisor, Fairfax

Srinivas Tatipamula

Principal Security Advisor, Fairfax

C-CISO|CISSP|CISA|AWS CSS|AWS CSA|CDPSE|CISM|CGEIT|CRISC|ISO 27000LA|CCSK|ITIL-F|PMP|Bachelor of Economics (Hons)|Bachelor of Law| MS in Digital Forensics

Overall 30 plus years in IT and over 18 years in Cyber Security

Publications:

1. Cloud Security Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group IoT Security Controls Guide Version Published March 2019

2. CSA IoT Controls Matrix March 2019

3. ...

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