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Trusted IoT Device Network-Layer Onboarding and Lifecycle Management: Draft Project Description
March 16, 2021

Network-layer onboarding of an Internet of Things (IoT) device is the provisioning of network credentials to that device. The current lack of trusted IoT device onboarding processes leaves many networks vulnerable to having unauthorized devices connect to them. It also leaves devices vulnerable to being taken over by networks that are not authorized to onboard them.

This National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) project will focus on approaches to trusted network-layer onboarding of IoT devices and lifecycle management of the devices. The NCCoE will build a trusted network-layer onboarding solution example using commercially available technology that will address a set of cybersecurity challenges aligned to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. This project will result in a freely available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide.

The public comment period for this Draft Project Description is open through April 19, 2021 April 21, 2021. See the publication details for a copy of the draft and instructions for submitting comments.

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: access authorization, access control, asset management, roots of trust

Technologies: networks

Applications: Internet of Things

Created March 17, 2021, Updated May 20, 2021