IPSO Alliance publishes Security, Privacy and Identity Working Group charter

SP&T Staff
Wednesday January 18, 2017
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The IPSO Alliance’s (IPSO) Security, Privacy and Identity (SPI) Working Group has published its charter, which provides a framework for the group to help the industry address the challenge of secure IoT interoperability by identifying and describing best practices for the authorization, authentication, privacy, integrity and confidentiality services of IP-based smart objects, as well as object life cycles.

Additionally, the SPI Working Group is chartered to identify interoperable solutions for needed functions that aren’t being addressed by existing standards, using crowdsourcing methods such as plugfests and hackathons.

“Technical Working Groups are the key to achieving IPSO’s goal of advancing the IoT and our members have indicated that SPI is among their top priorities,” said Christian Legare, president and chairman of the IPSO Alliance. “By defining and publishing its charter, the SPI Working Group has outlined its vision to guide the industry as it improves IoT security and privacy.”

The initial charter deliverables include comprehensive white papers that will make recommendations in the following areas:

• IoT Roots of Trust,

• Cross-Domain Security Policy Profiles,
 
• Message-Level Signing, Encryption and Key Management,

• IoT Privacy Best Practices.

The IPSO Alliance is a global forum comprising a diverse international membership of companies and nonprofit organizations focused on developing the definition of a smart-object framework with an emphasis on the aspects of identity and privacy.

Learn about IPSO membership HERE.

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