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Available for Comment: Methodology for Characterizing Network Behavior of IoT Devices


NISTIR 8349: Methodology for Characterizing Network Behavior of Internet of Things Devices

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published for comment a draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8349: Methodology for Characterizing Network Behavior of Internet of Things Devices. The public comment period is open until February 11, 2022.

Securing a network is a complex task made more challenging when Internet of Things (IoT) devices are connected to it. NISTIR 8349 demonstrates how to use device characterization techniques and the MUD-PD open source tool to describe the communication requirements of IoT devices in support of the manufacturer usage description (MUD) project. Manufacturers and network administrators can use the techniques and tools described in the report for capturing network communications from IoT devices, analyzing network captures, and generating MUD files to help ensure IoT devices perform as intended.

Your Input Matters      

The NCCoE relies on developers, providers, and users of cybersecurity technology and information to provide input to our cybersecurity reports and guidance to produce useful and technically correct resources. We look forward to receiving your comments on this draft report.

Submit comments via email to [email protected] on or before February 11, 2022. You can also help shape and contribute to this project by joining the loT Community of Interest by sending an email to [email protected] detailing your interest.

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