METI
Font Size Change
S
M
L
Easy Web Browsing tool

IoT Security Guidelines ver. 1.0 Formulated

The creation of innovative business models through the utilization of IoT and the realization of a safe and secure society for the public are important goals for Japan. Aiming to discuss necessary efforts or measures to achieve these goals, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) established an IoT Security Working Group (WG) under the IoT Acceleration Consortium (chair: Dr. Ryoichi Sasaki, professor, Tokyo Denki University) and held meetings of the WG. METI hereby announces that the WG has summarized the outcomes of the meetings into the “IoT Security Guidelines ver. 1.0.” METI additionally announces the results of the call for public comments regarding the draft version of the guidelines which occurred in June 2016.

1. Background and other information

The creation of innovative business models through the utilization of IoT and the realization of a safe and secure society for the public are both important goals for Japan. Aiming to discuss necessary efforts or measures to achieve these simultaneous goals, METI and MIC established an IoT Security WG under the IoT Acceleration Consortium (chair: Dr. Ryoichi Sasaki, professor, Tokyo Denki University) and have been holding meetings to discuss related issues.

In May 2016, the WG compiled the draft version of the guidelines. From June 1 to 14, 2016, a call for public comments on this draft version was issued, and 29 entities and individuals submitted their opinions. In response, based on the results of the meetings and the responses to the call for public comments, the WG formulated IoT Security Guidelines ver. 1.0. METI hereby announces the guidelines and the results of the call for public comments.

2. Announcement of materials (in Japanese)

Related information

Release date

July 5, 2016

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Related Information

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
Copyright Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. All Rights Reserved.