Citation[edit | edit source]

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Securing Small Business and Home Internet of Things Devices: Mitigating Network-Based Attacks Using Manufacturer Usage Description (NIST Special Publication 1800-15) (Apr. 25, 2019) (full-text).

Overview[edit | edit source]

The goal of the Internet Engineering Task Force's manufacturer usage description (MUD) architecture is for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to behave as intended by the manufacturers of the devices. This is done by providing a standard way for manufacturers to identify each device's type and to indicate the network communications that it requires to perform its intended function. When MUD is used, the network will automatically permit the IoT device to perform as intended, and the network will prohibit all other device behaviors.

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