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Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft of “IoT Security Safety Framework“

March 31, 2020

*Note: This press release was revised on May 29, 2020.
METI extended the due date of this public comment to June 24, 2020, in order to receive a diverse range of opinions, taking into account the businesses affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease.

Based on the discussions at the 2nd layer Task Force under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has drafted the “IoT Security Safety Framework”, and invite public comments.

1. Background and Purpose

METI established the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity in December 2017 in order to address cybersecurity issues. METI also launched the 2nd layer Task Force on August 2nd, 2019, under the Study Group, and started discussions concerning trustworthiness of mutual connections between cyberspace and physical space.

In “Society5.0” (human-centered society) and “Connected Industries”, where cyberspace and physical space are highly integrated, it is very important that information is converted accurately at the border between cyberspace and physical space. In other words, it is vital to secure the accuracy of the transcription and translation function.

To implement security measures for devices and systems that connect cyberspace and physical space, or in other words IoT devices and systems, it is necessary to take into account not only a diversity of issues related to IoT devices and systems but also a diversity of environments in which IoT devices and systems are utilized.

The Task Force, taking into consideration those diversities related to IoT devices and systems, discussed concepts for securing the trustworthiness of mutual connections between cyberspace and physical space for the “Society5.0” and the “Connected Industries” and compiled a draft entitled “IoT Security Safety Framework“.

METI invites public comment on the draft in order to receive diverse opinions.

2. Subject on which comments are invited

The draft of “IoT Security Safety Framework”
*Please see the appendix.

3. Due date

4. Submission of comments

Please provide your comments in either Japanese or English.
Please specify headings in the draft to which your comments relate.

Please provide your name and affiliation (individuals, companies, or groups). In the case of companies or groups, include your department name and title. Please also provide your contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail address). Your comments should be submitted via one of the following methods:

5. Notes

Appendix

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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