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The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and ITSC's IoT Technical Committee have developed and published a suite of IoT standards that focus equally on interoperability and cybersecurity. These standards aim to enable an ecosystem of interoperable sensor network devices and systems, reduce deployment costs, and support Singapore's enterprises. By recommending the use of secure and open interfaces between devices and systems, the published standards promote the development of innovative solutions and lower the barriers of entry for technopreneurs. Ultimately, the published standards help to encourage a more secure and interoperable IoT ecosystem, which will benefit both businesses and consumers by enabling the sharing of data and information across systems and domains.

Available standards

SS 695 : 2023 IoT interoperability for Smart Nation

This Singapore Standard (SS) consolidated and replaced the previous Internet of Things (IoT) related Technical References – TR 38:2014, “Sensor network for smart nation (public areas)”, TR 40:2015, “Sensor networks for smart nation (homes)”; TR 47:2016, “IoT reference architecture for smart nation”, and TR 50:2016, “IoT information and services interoperability for smart nation”. The SS identifies common requirements for the interoperability of IoT systems to support a variety of use cases and their integration. Additionally, it specifies a minimum set of coherent international and/or industry standards to achieve interoperability.

TR 64 : 2018 Guidelines for IoT security for smart nation (under revision)

This Technical Reference introduces the foundational security concepts and terminology for Internet of Things (loT) systems and demonstrates their applications. A holistic approach for identifying and mitigating the threats and vulnerabilities of loT systems is also introduced. Guidance is provided on how to conduct threat modelling for loT. In addition, it identifies four basic loT security design principles and demonstrates their applications. Guidance is also provided on how to classify loT security requirements and their usefulness in supporting the identification of security requirements.

IMDA IoT Cyber Security Guide (2019)

This guide serves as a practical guide for enterprise users intending to deploy IoT solutions as well as for their vendors, by providing baseline recommendations, foundational concepts and checklists, focusing with focus on the security aspects for the acquisition, development, operations, and maintenance of IoT systems. It builds on the concepts introduced in ITSC TR 64: “Guidelines for IoT security for smart nation” and provides further details on the implementation of IoT security through case studies. More information about this guide can be found on Consultation for IoT Cyber Security Guide page.

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