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
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.
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.