Entrust Datacard Contributes to the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Practitioner’s Guide for IoT System Security

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MINNEAPOLIS—(March 13, 2018)—Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions, today announced its contribution to the new Security Maturity Model (SMM) Practitioner's Guide, published by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The Practitioner's Guide provides detailed actionable guidance enabling IoT stakeholders to assess, manage and mature the security of IoT systems.

Building on concepts identified in the groundbreaking IIC Industrial Internet Security Framework published in 2016, the SMM defines levels of security maturity for a company to achieve based on its security goals and objectives as well as its appetite for risk. Organizations may improve their security state by making continued security assessments and improvements over time, up to their required level.

Entrust Datacard is pleased to contribute its expertise in security, identity and data protection to the SMM Practitioner's Guide. Sandy Carielli, director of security technologies for Entrust Datacard, co-authored the new SMM Practitioner's Guide in conjunction with other security leaders who are also members of the IIC.

"The Security Maturity Model is a valuable resource that will help organizations prioritize their IoT security investments," said Sandy Carielli. She continues, "Entrust Datacard understands the importance of building and maintaining a trusted IoT ecosystem. The SMM Practitioner's Guide will provide organizations with detailed guidance and specific milestones to assess their progress against security targets."

The practitioner's guide includes tables describing what must be done to reach a given security comprehensiveness for each security domain, subdomain and practice and can be extended to address specific industry or system scope needs. The SMM was designed to be extensible, with the authors providing a framework for organizations to add any necessary industry- and system-specific considerations to each table. Critically, the practitioner's guide offers many opportunities for organizations to consider how to apply the concepts, including short examples after each table and three full length case studies.  

"The IIC member authors, including Entrust Datacard, have developed an outstanding document to help organizations determine the level of security they need with practical advice and examples," said Stephen Mellor, CTO, IIC. "There is nothing like this available in the industry."

To read the Security Maturity Model Practitioner's Guide, visit: https://www.iiconsortium.org/smm.htm.

Sandy Carielli will co-present the IIC webinar "Get a True Sense of Security Maturity," which will air on March 18th at 12:00 pm for 60 minutes. Register here: https://bit.ly/2VQsmOC.

Helping businesses maximize their IoT investments and accelerate the adoption of the IoT, the Entrust Datacard ioTrust™ Security Solution is designed to create a trusted IoT ecosystem that protects data between devices, sensors and backend platforms. The solution leverages enterprise-grade encryption technologies. For more information on how Entrust Datacard is advancing Industrial IoT security, visit https://www.entrustdatacard.com/products/categories/iotrust.

About Entrust Datacard Corporation

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.