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05/06/2021

HTNG Publishes Protocols and Security White Papers for the Internet of Things

White papers identify applicable wireless protocols for hospitality industry, application layer protocols, risks to using IoT, and an introduction to the strategies and best practices that can be used to protect organizations from these risks.

Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) delivers protocol and security guidance documents to aid in educating the hospitality industry around the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of devices that have been made intelligent through an ability to communicate and interact with the physical world. These devices typically provide a combination of computing, sensing and controlling capabilities, including smart light bulbs, thermostats, printers, TVs, phones, door locks and cameras. IoT is applicable to a large range of industries and use cases that scale from a single device to cross-platform deployments made up of hundreds of devices.

HTNG’s IoT Protocols White Paper identifies applicable wireless protocols (including benefits and challenges) for the hospitality industry including Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Mobile Networks, LoRaWAN and Sigfox, as well as wire protocols including Ethernet, Fiber, Broadband DOCIS and Point-to-Point. Additionally, this document details application layer protocols for IoT.

HTNG’s IoT Security White Paper provides a broad understanding of the inherent risks in using IoT and provides an introduction to the strategies and best practices that can be used to protect organizations from these risks. This document not only covers risks, but also the assessment of risks, threats, vulnerabilities, common patterns and mitigation strategies.

The HTNG Internet of Things Protocols White Paper can be found here. The HTNG Internet of Things Security White Paper can be found here.