Industry IoT Consortium publishes updates to industry Internet of Things security framework

The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) has released updates to its Industry Internet of Things Security Framework (IISF) to address the rising risks of ransomware attacks and enhance security for IIoT systems. These updates provide guidance on endpoint protection, wireless communications, configuration management, and securing future IIoT systems.


The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) has recently published updates to its Industry Internet of Things Security Framework (IISF), which is a comprehensive and unique framework that promotes security for Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. The updates to the IISF are designed to create broad industry consensus on securing IIoT systems, and help organisations modernise their security systems and approaches. This is necessary due to the potential risks posed by ransomware attacks, which have caused billions of dollars in damage and have impacted major industrial companies.

The IISF provides a broad perspective of the many ways in which organisations can build more trustworthy systems. It includes content based on the IIC Industrial IoT Trustworthiness Framework Foundations, further explanation of the IIC IoT Security Maturity Model (SMM), detailed guidance on endpoint protection, additional guidance on securing wireless communications, significant expansion of the considerations and guidance for security and configuration management of IT and OT security systems, and considerations for securing IIoT systems in the future.

Innovation and improving sustainability require the bold adoption of new technologies and approaches that often increase operational risk. It is, therefore, important for organisations to consider leveraging the IISF and the IIC’s many resources to accelerate their digital transformation strategy.