The NIST report on international cybersecurity standardization for IoT

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a report titled ‘NISTIR 8200: An Interagency Report on the Status of International Cybersecurity Standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT)’. The report analyses the present state of IoT cybersecurity standardisation in five areas: connected vehicle IoT, consumer IoT, health IoT, smart building IoT, and smart manufacturing IoT. According to the analysis of the areas, cybersecurity for IoT requires the modification of existing standards and the creation of new ones to address IoT challenges. The report concludes by highlighting existing gaps in current standards and how existing standards can be used effectively. The report recommends governmental agencies to work with the industry to initiate new standards projects in standards developing organisations to close the gaps.