TEC publishes a “Code of Practice” to secure the Internet of Things for the general public



In order to secure consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Telecommunications Engineering Center (TEC), which reports to the Telecommunications Department of the Ministry of Communications, released a report “Code of Practice for Securing Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) ”as a benchmark requirement aligned with global standards and best practices.

These guidelines, the communications ministry said, will help secure consumers’ IoT devices and ecosystem as well as manage vulnerabilities. This report is intended for IoT device manufacturers, service providers / system integrators and application developers etc.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest emerging technologies in the world, offering enormous opportunities for the benefit of society, industry and consumers. It is used to create smart infrastructure in various verticals such as energy, automotive, security and surveillance, remote health management, agriculture, smart homes and smart cities, etc. , using connected devices.

The IoT benefits from recent advances in several technologies such as sensors, communication technologies (cellular and non-cellular), AI / ML, Cloud / Edge computing, etc.

It is projected that there could be 26.4 billion IoT devices in service worldwide by 2026. Of that total, around 20% will be dedicated to cellular technologies. The ratio of consumer and enterprise IoT devices can be 45%: 55%.

According to the National Digital Communication Policy (NDCP) 2018 published by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), an ecosystem is to be created for 5 billion connected devices by 2022. Therefore, it is expected that around 60% 5 billion, or 3 billion connected devices could exist in India by 2022.

Given the anticipated growth of IoT devices, it is important to ensure that IoT endpoints comply with safety and security standards and guidelines in order to protect the users and the networks that connect these IoT devices. Hacking devices / networks used in daily life would harm businesses, organizations, nations and most importantly, people. It is therefore very important to secure the end-to-end IoT ecosystem, i.e. from devices to applications.

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