TIA Highlights the Urgent Need for Securing the IoT Supply Chain

New position paper outlines the issues and describes the opportunities for significant IOT security improvements

Arlington, VA (July 13, 2022) – The Telecommunications Industry Association—the trusted industry association for the connected world—has issued a new position paper on the critical need for IoT supply chain security. The paper highlights the rise of cyberattacks targeting IoT devices across all sectors worldwide and the need to expand the scope of the SCS 9001 standard to address IoT supply chain security. There are currently more than 14 billion IoT devices and that number is expected to double within the next five years, exponentially expanding the potential attack surface of global networks. 

“With a 41% increase in cyberattacks targeting IoT devices in the first two months of 2023 compared to 2022, the time is now to enhance the SCS 9001 standard and drive confidence in the IOT supply chain among consumers, government entities, and organizations.,” said Mike Regan, vice president of business performance at TIA. “To mitigate these threats, better security is needed deep within the complex IoT device supply chain. TIA is working closely with our members and other key stakeholders to expand the scope of SCS 9001 to address the critical need for IoT supply chain security.”

TIA’s Supply Chain Security Working Group will soon issue  an open call to all stakeholders for participation in the work group for enhancement of the SCS 9001 standard to include IOT supply chain security.

The stakeholders may include, but are not limited to, professional experts from: IOT business enterprises, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, service providers, integration service providers and consultants.

To download the new position paper on Securing the IoT Supply Chain, CLICK HERE.

For questions or more information about SCS 9001 and how to participate in the supply chain work group, contact Leigh Ann Perkins at supplychainsecurity@tiaonline.org.


Urvi Shah, ushah@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).