ATIS Develops Cybersecurity Risk Assessment for IoT Applications and Services

WASHINGTON, DC — ATIS today announced release of a new report that provides the fundamentals needed to perform risk assessments for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services. As the IoT accelerates, there is a growing need to protect all assets involved from attack and from maliciously being turned into a source of attack on other users. An Architectural Risk Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) helps IoT designers, architects, and planners understand the risks their product or service faces so that they can address these in a direct and quantifiable way.

“Through helping to better understand the risks from cyberattacks with a wide range of intents as well as how to protect against them, this analysis makes a major contribution toward furthering IoT innovation,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.

The report uses the ATIS Cybersecurity Architectural Risk Analysis (ARA) to establish a framework for assessing cybersecurity risk and applies the ARA to general IoT solutions involving network operators. By using it, developers can ensure proper security is part of their solutions by design. One major benefit of an ARA risk assessment is that its results identify specific security mitigations that can address the most serious threats. As a result, it can suggest the best expenditure of time, money, and resources to fortify an asset to mitigate the most serious risks given the specific IoT application and associated attributes. Access An Architectural Risk Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) in the ATIS White Paper Center.

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 business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address IoT, 5G, robocall mitigation, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, 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. Follow ATIS on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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