GSMA just announced the availability of the “GSMA IoT Security Guidelines”. Potentially this could have quite a good impact on the security of IoTs. Even if GSMA speaks only for the mobile telecommunications industry, its importance in today communications market is undeniable. The idea behind it should be that companies and providers who plan to connect new IoT devices to the network, will follow these Security Guidelines to provide some level of security to the device communications, at least.
Let’s hope that this will be a first real step towards the IT security of IoTs, but first we need to read and understand these guidelines and then, in case, see if they are implemented and if their implementation will provide the expected benefits.