A newly published International Standard will help ensure Internet of Things (IoT) systems are seamless, safe, and resilient.
From autonomous vehicles to precision agriculture, smart manufacturing, e-health and smart cities, the IoT is everywhere and its presence is growing. IoT involves integrating components within IT systems, thus enabling electronic devices to interact with the physical world.
ISO/IEC 30141, Internet of Things (IoT) – Reference architecture, provides an internationally-standardized IoT Reference Architecture using a common vocabulary, reusable designs, and industry best practice.
The International Standard provides a common framework to help designers and developers of IoT applications and enabling systems to build trustworthy systems—meaning they are reliable, safe, secure, respect privacy, and can withstand disruptions such as natural disasters and attacks.
ISO/IEC 30141 was developed in response to the rapid growth of IoT and information and communications technology.
Dr François Coallier, Chair of the joint technical committee of ISO and the International Technical Commission that developed the standard, said “We saw a need for a reference architecture to maximize the benefits and reduce the risks.
“There are already many published standards for resilience, safety, and security and this standard will provide the reference architecture to apply them to IoT systems,” Coallier added.
ISO/IEC 30141 was developed by joint technical committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, subcommittee SC 41, Internet of Things and related technologies.