IoT Security and Connection Efficiency

Without security, the Internet of Things will cease to exist. Billions of new devices are forecast to connect to the Internet and with each other over the next decade, and providers of these new devices and services may be unaware of the unique cybersecurity challenges posed by the Internet of Things. In contrast, their adversaries understand security weaknesses and know how to take advantage of vulnerabilities.

Companies have to take responsibility to embed security from the beginning, at every stage of the IoT value chain, to enable a secure and trusted market that all stakeholders can rely on.

The GSMA, together with the mobile industry, has delivered a set of IoT Security Guidelines, backed by an IoT Security Assessment scheme, to provide a proven and robust approach to end-to-end security. Promoting best practice for the secure design, development and deployment of IoT services, and providing a mechanism to evaluate security measures, the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and IoT Security Assessment help create a secure IoT market with trusted, reliable services that can scale as the market grows.

The GSMA IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines enable IoT device and application developers to follow a common approach to create trusted and reliable IoT services that communicate via the mobile network in the most intelligent and efficient way, allowing the market to scale to its full potential.

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Securing the Port of the Future Led by the University of Seville, the Port Authority of Seville, and Telefónica, the Tecnoport 2025 project uses Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to improve the efficiency of ...

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Solutions to Enhance IoT Authentication Using SIM Cards (UICC) Currently, SIM cards are used by Mobile Network Operators to authenticate devices accessing their network and services. But, in addition to this core function, SIM cards can supp...

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IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines v4 In IoT scenarios IoT Device firmware and software play a significant part in determining the overall performance and behaviour of the IoT Service on the mobile network. With no h...

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Webinar Highlights: Assessing IoT Security Measures Cyber security is the “Sword of Damocles” hanging over all IoT solutions, and service providers need to act now to secure their IoT services and protect their custome...

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IoT Security – Industry Statistics IoT security has quickly become an industry priority. This is reflected in vast amounts of data that illustrate the growth of IoT security market and companies’ need for securi...

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The GSMA IoT Webinar Series 2016-17 This webinar series explores key initiatives to accelerate the delivery of new connected services and devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics will be explored and discuss...

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GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes off with Multiple Commerical Network Launches A AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon and Vodafone Launch Mobile IoT (LPWA) Networks Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that its Mobile I...

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The New IoT Technology Integral to China’s Smart City Vision Svetlana Grant, Project Director IoT Networks, Internet of Things Programme, GSMA China’s cities are about to undergo a fundamental transformation. Within the next year, the c...

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LPWA: Logistics Goes Granular (Use Case) Companies can gather very detailed information about remote assets using a Mobile IoT solution developed by Xirgo Technologies   To make supply chains as efficient as possib...

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Vodafone Prepare for Global Deployment of NB-IoT Earlier this year,  Vodafone deployed their first commercial NB-IoT service, via a remote software upgrade of over 1,000 existing 4G base stations in six major cities in Spain. ...

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Exploring China’s IoT The 4th Global Mobile IoT Summit and GSMA Innovation City at Mobile World Congress Shanghai (June 2017) to provide insight into emerging mobile-enabled IoT technology China is on...

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AT&T & China Telecom announce nationwide deployments of Mobile IoT AT&T and China Telecom are the latest mobile network operators to demonstrate the growing trend towards licensed spectrum low power wide area (LPWA) networks, both having bee...

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