Skip to main content

Policy - Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Go Back

We live in a world where physical objects in the industrial, mobile, and home domains are increasingly being transformed from isolated systems to networked Internet-enabled devices that can communicate with each other and the cloud. This is called the Internet of Things (IoT). As more and more of these “intelligent” connected inputs, companies are creating new types of revolutionary applications and services in sectors ranging from manufacturing to utilities, smart building to smart home, transportation to health care, and retail to agriculture. This development has the potential to transform previously standalone systems into integrated networks that leverage greater computer capabilities and data analytics to increase efficiencies and productivity, address important societal challenges, and create jobs in a global new economy which is expected to grow to more than $2 trillion by 2025.

IoT Security

The benefits that IoT brings do not come without possible downsides. To minimize the potentially significant risks posed by malicious actors seeking to exploit them, these devices need to be secure and resilient.

To address these concerns, ITI created the IoT Security Policy Principles—a guide intended to help policymakers and stakeholders better ensure the security of the IoT ecosystem.

Smart Cities

Smart cities will be the epicenter for a multitude of IoT applications and use cases, including intelligent transportation, smart buildings, improved government services, and more. While these use cases initially will be vertical sector-specific, ultimately cities will become horizontal IoT platforms where individual use cases can fluidly interconnect to maximize efficiency, productivity, and citizen ease-of-use.

Techwonk Blog

  • NIST Marks Significant Milestone on IoT Security Recommendations and Baseline (June 30, 2020)

    The recent release of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Recommendations for IoT Devices Manufacturers: Foundational Activities and Core Device Cybersecurity Capability Baseline ...

  • Ensuring Security Through Policy in IoT (August 13, 2019)

    “What’s the weather like today in New York City?” Answering this question, along with other day-to-day workflows or tasks performed by smart devices, is made easier by the Internet of Things (IoT)—the ...

  • Ensuring Technology Serves as a Force for Good (March 06, 2019)

    It’s easy to forget just how much technology has changed our world and our lives. A little more than a decade ago, a small business owner relied on foot traffic from local customers rather than web visits ...

  • Not Just Labs of Democracy, States Drive Innovation Too (February 23, 2018)

    States have long been considered laboratories of democracies and increasingly are becoming cradles of innovation. Governors across the country are leading the charge in leveraging emerging technologies ...

  • Driving into the Autonomous Vehicle Future (January 31, 2018)

    On the surface, the way I drive my girls to school today is no different than how my parents drove me to school 45 years ago. However, everything about transportation has changed in recent decades and ...

View all

News Releases

View all