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Importance of IoT cyber security compliance and standards

IoT cybersecurity standards, established by industry bodies and government agencies, play a pivotal role in ensuring that software and hardware products comply with regulations and best practices. These standards are essential for maintaining interoperability and security within the IoT ecosystem.

Streamlining Compliance Standards with TrustCore SDK

TrustCore SDK simplifies the development of compliant IoT solutions by aligning with a diverse array of industry standards, including NIST, ISO, IEC, FDA, and more.

NIST Compliance in focus

NIST sets guidelines for IoT security, covering areas such as Identity Assurance (IAL), Authentication Assurance (AAL), Federation Assurance (FAL) Levels, and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140. TrustCore SDK lays the groundwork for building IoT solutions that are not only secure and scalable but also adhere to these NIST standards.

Identity Assurance Levels (IAL)

  • IAL1 Ideal for simple, self-asserted identity verification in IoT devices for low-risk scenarios.

  • IAL2 Offers enhanced proofing, validating the real-world identity of IoT devices for increased security.

  • IAL3 The highest assurance level, requiring physical presence, perfect for critical and high-security IoT devices.

Identity Assurance Levels (IAL)

  • AAL1 Suitable for IoT devices in low-risk environments, utilizing single-factor authentication.

  • AAL2 Introduces robust two-factor authentication, bolstering security in IoT applications.

  • AAL3 Provides advanced, hardware-based authentication protocols for highly secure IoT environments.

Identity Assurance Levels (IAL)

  • FAL1 Implements secure assertion protocols for IoT identity providers, ensuring verified identities.

  • FAL2 Strengthens security with encrypted assertions, protecting identity data during transit.

  • FAL3 Offers the utmost security with additional cryptographic key proofs, crucial for critical IoT systems.

FIPS Compliance

Adhering to NIST FIPS 140-2 and 140-3 standards is vital for data-sensitive IoT applications and demonstrates that your solution employs FIPS-validated encryption. This compliance is a prerequisite for marketing IoT devices and solutions in various public sectors.

Importance of IETF RFC Compliance

Compliance with IETF RFC standards is critical to ensure your IoT devices function effectively within the broader IoT ecosystem of web services, APIs, protocols, and hardware platforms. Adherence to established communication and cryptographic protocols means developers can build solutions that are secure and able to interact with disparate systems and technologies, maintaining compatibility with core internet standards.

ISA and CIP Compliance in Industrial and Infrastructure Sectors

For industries focused on automation and critical infrastructure, ISA (International Society of Automation) and CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) standards are crucial. TrustCore SDK promotes operational security and efficiency to protect vital infrastructure from cyber threats.

  • ISA Compliance Sets best practices for automation and control systems in the industrial IoT (IIoT), ensuring operational security and efficiency.

  • CIP Standards Focus on protecting critical infrastructure like power grids and water treatment facilities from cyber threats, emphasizing robust security measures.

Additional Compliance Standards

  • FDA Regulations for Medical Device OEMs

    • Pre-Market Focuses on cybersecurity risk management, addressing potential vulnerabilities, SBOM, etc.

    • Post-Market Emphasizes managing cybersecurity risks in marketed devices, highlighting proactive monitoring, timely patching, and effective incident response plans.

  • Automotive Sector UNECE WP.29 regulations, effective July 2024, mandate OEMs and their supply chains to meet specific requirements for cyber vulnerability protection. Non-compliance may halt vehicle manufacturing, posing significant commercial and reputational risks. These regulations apply to vehicles developed from mid-2022 onwards.

  • UK Product Security and Telecommunications Act Addresses the evolving landscape of product security and telecommunications, ensuring up-to-date compliance in these sectors.

TrustCore SDK supported standards and technologies

TrustCore SDK is compliant with the following key IoT standards and guidelines.

NIST compliance details

TrustCore SDK is compliant with the following NIST digital identity guidelines.

IETF RFC compliance details

TrustCore SDK is compliant with the following RFCs.

ISA and CIP compliance

TrustCore SDK helps achieve compliance with the following ISA and CIP standards.

Quick look: Supported cryptographic algorithms, technologies, and standards