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Transport Layer Security (TLS) / Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) Profiles for the Internet of Things (RFC7925) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246976D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jul-20

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Tschofenig: AUTHOR [+3]


An engineer developing an Internet of Things (IoT) device needs to investigate the security threats and decide about the security services that can be used to mitigate these threats.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                H. Tschofenig, Ed. Request for Comments: 7925                                      ARM Ltd. Category: Standards Track                                     T. Fossati ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    Nokia                                                                July 2016

                     Transport Layer Security (TLS) /                 Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)                   Profiles for the Internet of Things


   A common design pattern in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments is    the use of a constrained device that collects data via sensors or    controls actuators for use in home automation, industrial control    systems, smart cities, and other IoT deployments.

   This document defines a Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram    Transport Layer Security (DTLS) 1.2 profile that offers    communications security for this data exchange thereby preventing    eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery.  The lack of    communication security is a common vulnerability in IoT products that    can easily be solved by using these well-researched and widely    deployed Internet security protocols.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Tschofenig & Fossati         Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7925                  TLS/DTLS IoT Profiles                July 2016

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