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NIST SP 800-213 (Initial Public Draft)

IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for the Federal Government: Establishing IoT Device Cybersecurity Requirements

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)


This draft includes background and recommendations to help federal agencies consider how an IoT device they plan to acquire can integrate into a federal information system. IoT devices and their support for security controls are presented in the context of organizational and system risk management. SP 800-213 provides guidance on considering system security from the device perspective. This allows for the identification of IoT device cybersecurity requirements—the abilities and actions a federal agency will expect from an IoT device and its manufacturer and/or third parties, respectively.

Draft SP 800-213 is being released concurrently with these related IoT draft publications:

  • Draft NISTIR 8259BIoT Non-Technical Supporting Capability Core Baseline
  • Draft NISTIR 8259CCreating a Profile Using the IoT Core Baseline and Non-Technical 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.



Risk Management Framework; Cybersecurity Framework; cybersecurity baseline; Internet of Things (IoT); security requirements; securable computing devices
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Supplemental Material:
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Related NIST Publications:
IR 8259B (Draft)
IR 8259C (Draft)
IR 8259D (Draft)
IR 8379

Document History:
12/15/20: SP 800-213 (Draft)
11/29/21: SP 800-213 (Final)


Security and Privacy

acquisition, program management, risk management




cybersecurity framework, Internet of Things