NIST has released final IoT-specific guidance to federal organizations to support extending their risk management process to the inclusion of IoT devices in federal systems. This guidance enables understanding and definition of IoT device cybersecurity requirements (NIST SP 800-213) using an accompanying catalog (NIST SP 800-213A):
- SP 800-213, IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for the Federal Government: Establishing IoT Device Cybersecurity Requirements, was revised based on stakeholder feedback to be clearer, more usable, and more accommodating of the range of capabilities in IoT devices of possible interest to federal agencies.
- SP 800-213A, IoT Device Cybersecurity Requirements Catalog, was revised to be more consistent in presentation, more balanced between technical and non-technical aspects, and more easily referenced. The catalog includes mappings to SP 800-53 and the Cybersecurity Framework as well as an IoT cybersecurity profile. The material included in this new publication was based on collaborative input from the public that NIST received via GitHub throughout all of 2021.
The revised publications offer a set of documentation focused on bridging the gap between IoT devices suppliers and federal customers, with the understanding that the Risk Management Framework (RMF) is the starting point for all federal systems cybersecurity. Based on stakeholder feedback and considering the guidance package as a whole, Draft NISTIR 8259D, Profile Using the IoT Core Baseline and Non-Technical Baseline for the Federal Government, was withdrawn and an updated version, responding to comments received, is now an appendix in SP 800-213A.