ATIS Advances ICT Industry Cybersecurity With Publication of Two New Resources

WASHINGTON — July 18, 2017 —  ATIS today announced publication of two major industry resources to secure critical network infrastructure against growing and evolving cyber threats: (1) Cybersecurity Architectural Risk Analysis Process (ATIS-I-0000057); and (2) Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Services Involving Network Operators (ATIS-I-0000056).

Proactive mitigation steps to address cybersecurity attacks are addressed in the Cybersecurity Architectural Risk Analysis Process, in addition to procedures to determine security goals and identify and assess potential risks.  Industry best practices underlie many of the steps included. The document includes an example of how the Architectural Risk Analysis is used for a hypothetical health monitoring device and associated services delivered in an ICT service-provider-managed context.

Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Services Involving Network Operators focuses on the security concerns associated with the rapid growth in IoT services.  ATIS’ work is geared toward protecting IoT services and preventing IoT equipment from becoming a source of attacks against other service users. The white paper characterizes the different levels of partnering possible between network operators and IoT service providers. Practices to proactively address security implications in each are provided.

“These two new documents will help service providers adopt a more proactive approach to cybersecurity by offering a systematic process to identify and address vulnerabilities at the service design stage,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “IoT cybersecurity, in particular, requires collaboration between device and network providers.  These resources advance this dialog.”

Access the Cybersecurity Architectural Risk Analysis Process and Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Services Involving Network Operators in the ATIS Document Center your leading resource for technical operations standards for the global ICT industry that are produced by ATIS Committees and Forums.

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About ATIS

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most critical business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, the ICT implications of Smart Cities, emergency services, IoT, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.

About SIP Forum

The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit, SIPconnect-IT and RTCWeb-it interoperability testing events, special workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community. One of its notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, Video Relay Service interoperability, security, NNI, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit: http://www.sipforum.org.

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