IoT Safety & Trust Design Architecture & Risk Toolkit (ISTA)
v1. o released April 11, 2018

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Thanks to the massive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), society is realizing significant benefits with the promise to revolutionize the way we live and work. A plethora of devices have enhanced many aspects of our lives. Yet there is the potential for thesae "smart devices" to flip lives upside down if proper security, safety and privacy measures are not embraced.

Faced with undefined design norms, the risk to society could become overwhelming. The risk expands beyond device security to users’ privacy and potentially their physical safety. Left unchecked, we risk the threat of “IoT hazardization”, the risk of physical and life-safety damages.

In response, the Agelight Advisory Group working with stakeholders in the public and private sectors, developed the IoT Safety and Trust Design Architecture and Risk Tookit (ISTA).  Built on the foundation of seven guiding tenets, the ISTA harmonizes dozens of efforts focusing on forty-five principles, which provide prescriptive guidance to increase the trustworthiness of connected devices. The ISTA takes a global view, holistically incorporating privacy and security fundamentals outlined by U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), UK Government and other international efforts.

Built on a proprietary risk assessment model, the ISTA provides developers the utility to complete a risk assessment and prioritization of each principle. Recognizing consumer protection should precede commercial considerations, the ISTA helps organizations weigh the liability, regulatory and reputational risks and benefits of each principle.

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