IoT visionENISA defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as “a cyber-physical ecosystem of interconnected sensors and actuators, which enable intelligent decision making”. Stemming from the definition is the fact that information lies at the heart of IoT, feeding into a continuous cycle of sensing, decision-making, and actions. IoT is tightly bound to cyber-physical systems and in this respect is an enabler of Smart Infrastructures, such as Industry 4.0, smart grid, smart transport, etc. by enabling services of higher quality and facilitating the provision of advanced functionalities

The IoT is a concept paradigm that has emerged over the last years. It is the natural evolution of computing and it brings its own challenges. The threats and risks related to the IoT devices, systems and services are manifold, and evolve rapidly. With a great impact on citizens’ safety, security and privacy, the threat landscape concerning the Internet of Things is extremely wide. Hence, it is important to understand what needs to be secured and to develop specific security measures to protect the Internet of Things from cyber threats.

A major challenge in defining security measures for IoT is the entailed complexity that is brought by the diversity of application areas for IoT. Striking a balance between the particularities of each domain is essential and accordingly it is important to consider the differences in apportioning risk to distinct environments.

Baseline Security Recommendations for IoT - Interactive tool

Based on the report "Baseline Security Recommendations for IoT"  ENISA has  developed an interactive web-based tool that intends to provide IoT operators and industries making use of IoT with a quick guide to the security issues pertinent to IoT. To access the ENISA IoT Baseline Security Recommendations Tool, navigate here.

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