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As we usher in this new era of connectivity and innovation, industry must be a step ahead to provide the tools to keeping our devices secure.  IoT devices already transform the way we live and work – with an estimated 20 billion IoT connected devices in service by 2020. While this unlocks incredible opportunity for technology and efficiency, it also opens the door to a greater risk of cyberattacks.

A new report issued today, the ‘C2 Consensus on IoT Devices Security Baseline Capabilities’ guide, is a groundbreaking step forward to advance industry consensus on security for Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide. TIA was one of 20 major cybersecurity and technology organizations that participated in this Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) effort to develop the clear expert guidelines and recommendations in this report to create a global security baseline for IoT devices.

The ‘C2 Consensus on IoT Devices Security Baseline Capabilities’ report provides guidance to industry, government, and the private and public sectors on how to secure new IoT devices.  By providing international agreed upon guidelines, the report enables companies to create IoT devices that will meet the global market’s expectation for security and resiliency. The C2’s global approach will prove more effective than isolated local policies and requirements that would cause inefficiencies in the market and result in weaker security.

TIA is proud to be a part of the C2 Consensus to advance IoT security through collaboration with global ICT companies and technical experts.

Using the recommendations outlined in this report will make the global telecommunications industry stronger.  Arriving at global standards is an unprecedented achievement for the industry and proves what we can accomplish when working together.

You can download the full guide here