February 10, 2016

GSMA Outlines Thoroughly Sensible IoT Security Rules

About time: the GSM Association has released a bunch of guidelines to try and address the chronic insecurity of the Internet of Things. The significance of the initiative is that it's been agreed to by a collective of major carriers – the organisation's announcement lists AT&T, China Telecom, Etisalat, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor and Verizon but there are plenty of others. 

With a common set of security recommendations, carriers will also have a stick they can wave at vendors that don't care: do it right, or we won't connect your stuff.

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