MUD Lifecyle: A Manufacturer's Perspective

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Authors Steven Rich  , Thorsten Dahm 
Last updated 2017-09-28 (latest revision 2017-03-27)
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Manufacturer Usage Descriptions, or MUDs, allow a manufacturer to cheaply and simply describe to the network the accesses required by an IoT device without adding any extra cost or software to the devices themselves. By doing so, the network infrastructure devices can apply access policies automatically which increase the overall security of the entire network, not just for the IoT devices themselves. This document describes the lifecycle of Manufacturer Usage Descriptions (MUDs) by describing detailed MUD scenarios from the perspective of device manufacturers.


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