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NIST IR 8259C (Initial Public Draft)

Creating a Profile Using the IoT Core Baseline and Non-Technical Baseline

Date Published: December 2020
Comments Due: February 26, 2021 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Planning Note (02/08/2021): The comment period has been extended to February 26, 2021.


Michael Fagan (NIST), Jeffrey Marron (NIST), Kevin Brady (NIST), Barbara Cuthill (NIST), Katerina Megas (NIST), Rebecca Herold (The Privacy Professor Consultancy)


Draft NISTIR 8259C describes a process, usable by any organization, that starts with the core baselines provided in NISTIRs 8259A and 8259B and explains how to integrate those baselines with organization- or application-specific requirements (e.g., industry standards, regulatory guidance) to develop a IoT cybersecurity profile suitable for specific IoT device customers or applications. The process in NISTIR 8259C guides organizations needing to define a more detailed set of capabilities responding to the concerns of a specific sector, based on some authoritative source such as a standard or other guidance, and could be used by organizations seeking to procure IoT technology or by manufacturers looking to match their products to customer requirements.

This draft is released concurrently with these related IoT draft publications:

  • Draft SP 800-213IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for the Federal Government: Establishing IoT Device Cybersecurity Requirements
  • Draft NISTIR 8259BIoT Non-Technical Supporting Capability Core Baseline 
  • Draft NISTIR 8259DProfile Using the IoT Core Baseline and Non-Technical Baseline for the Federal Government  
See this announcement for more details about all four documents.

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iv of this draft.  For additional information, see the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy--Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications.



cybersecurity baseline; Internet of Things (IoT); securable computing devices
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Supplemental Material:
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Publication Parts:
IR 8259
IR 8259A
IR 8259B

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-213 (Draft)

Document History:
12/15/20: IR 8259C (Draft)


Security and Privacy

risk management




cybersecurity framework, Internet of Things