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NIST announces the release of Special Publication (SP) 800-183, Networks of ‘Things’. SP 800-183 offers an underlying and foundational understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) based on the realization that IoT involves sensing, computing, communication, and actuation. The material presented here is generic to all distributed systems that employ IoT technologies (i.e., ‘things’ and networks). By having an understanding as to what IoT represents, building IoT-based systems and researching security and reliability concerns of IoT can be accelerated. SP 800-183 is targeted at computer scientists, IT managers, networking specialists, and networking and cloud computing software engineers who are seeking guidance into how best to leverage this new distributed computing paradigm. It also offers IT and software professionals with a common vocabulary from which discuss this technology.
NIST Public Affairs Office issued a press release of this Special Publication.