Huawei announces IoT security white paper 2018 to help build a secure IoT

[Barcelona, Spain, October 23, 2018] Huawei announced the IoT Security White Paper 2018 in the fourth IoT Solutions World Congress. This white paper analyzes current IoT security technologies and potential security threats. It also describes the 3T+1M IoT security architecture proposed by Huawei in 2017 that demonstrates an IoT security technology evolution, research updates, and best practices. It discusses how to build IoT security ecosystems by working with governments, industry, standardization/certification organizations, and industry alliances. Huawei works with stakeholders to explore and address the security risks and privacy protection requirements brought about by new technologies and encourage rapid and sustainable development of the IoT industry.

Huawei demonstrates its latest solution at IoT Solutions World Congress 2018

IoT development and innovation have transformed traditional industries and daily life. As hundreds of millions of IoT devices will be used for innovative and interconnected services, attack behaviors are on the rise. The IoT network suffers from high levels of security risk due to poor security awareness in IoT enterprises and insufficient security investment. According to the latest Gartner survey, nearly 20% of global organizations suffered at least one IoT attack over the past three years. Gartner predicts that worldwide spending on IoT security will reach US$1.506 billion in 2018, a 28 percent increase over the US$1.174 billion spent in 2017, and this spending will climb to US$3.1 billion in 2021.

Constantly-Evolving 3T+1M Security Architecture to Safeguard IoT

Compared with traditional IT networks, the IoT network poses higher security requirements for devices, networks, platforms/clouds, apps, and privacy compliance. In “3T+1M IoT security architecture”, 3T refers to IoT device defense, network security assurance, and cloud protection technologies, and 1M refers to security operation and management. This architecture focuses on the security of IoT scenarios (such as the IoV, LPWA, and industrial IoT) to ensure compliance with national and regional laws and regulations and industry standards, and build an end-to-end IoT security system.

Jiang Wangcheng, president of Huawei IoT solution, said: “Huawei consistently attaches great importance to IoT security, and is constantly advancing IoT development. Huawei improves 3T+1M security architecture and innovates technology with its differentiating industry security analysis. 3T+1M security architecture focuses on synergy of device, network, cloud, and platform security features to address the security threats at sensor, network, and application layers of the IoT. Huawei leverages its extensive experience in telecom network security to provide IoT security situational awareness and analytics of platforms and clouds. Working together with ecosystem partners, Huawei is relentless in its pursuit of addressing IoT security threats and challenges. Huawei hopes that this white paper encourages IoT industry discussion and enables IoT security applications in different industries.”

This white paper also introduces the practice of Huawei 3T+1M security architecture in the LPWA field, and Huawei's exploration and viewpoints into connected vehicle. In addition to industry practices, this white paper forecasts and analyzes core IoT security technologies to promote the understanding and discussion of IoT security in various industries and help customers make technically correct IoT security development strategies.

Secure IoT Requires Ecosystem Building

IoT security research is an emerging field, and security ecosystem and standards building is taking the first step. Huawei is devoted to improving the security capabilities of the entire industry, and is building OpenLabs around the world to help vertical industry partners build a comprehensive cloud-pipe-device security solution. The white paper emphasizes IoT security alliances and promotes rapid development of IoT security technologies, solutions, tests, and industry. Huawei is working hard to promote industry standards organizations to develop and improve IoT security standards and standardize IoT security certifications, thereby providing security assurance for the rapid development in the IoT industry.

As a leader in enterprise IoT development, Huawei puts IoT security as the top priority and makes constant technological innovations. Huawei works with governments, industry partners, and customers to address new security risks for technology in different IoT fields, build network security, and benefit from IoT development by creating value for customers.

For the IoT Security Technical White Paper 2018, please visit: Link.

The fourth IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 was held in Barcelona, Spain, from October 16th to 18th. The world-leading industrial IoT conference is committed to promoting cooperation between IoT suppliers and industries. It focuses on IoT solutions and real-world implementations in the following seven areas: interconnected transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and utilities, building and infrastructure, open industries, and IoT enablement. Huawei together with its partners and customers attended this conference to share innovative technologies and best practices. For more information about Huawei IoT solutions, visit A161 booth in HALL2 at the IoT Solutions World Congress or visit

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