ETSI Releases 7 Testing Specifications for Industrial IoT
Friday, June 25, 2021 | Comments

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) committee on Methods for Testing and Specifications (TC MTS) has recently completed a first set of seven standards addressing the testing of the internet of things (IoT) message queuing telemetry trasnport (MQTT) and constrained application protocol (CoAP) protocols, and the foundational IoT security profile.

“These new standards fill the gaps for the quality assessment of some of the most relevant communication protocols and system requirements of today’s industrial IoT systems using standardized testing techniques from ETSI,” said Axel Rennoch, chair of the ETSI testing working group in TC MTS.

The ETSI TS 103 596 series provides an overall test suite structure and catalogue of test purposes for the CoAP. It can serve as a reference for both client-side test campaigns and server-side test campaigns. The first specifies the conformance issues, the second part specifies security issues and the third part specifies performance issues.

The ETSI TS 103 597 series provides an overall test suite structure and catalogue of test purposes for the MQTT. It is also divided into three different parts for conformance, security and performance testing.

ETSI TS 103 646 specifies testing for selected security requirements as described in the IEC 6244-4-2 standard. The chosen requirements have been collected by defining a dedicated IoT profile. The resulting IoT profile represents a generic minimum level of security for IoT devices.

All test purpose catalogues have been produced using the test description language (TDL-TO) specified in ETSI ES 203 119-4. The TDL-TO library modules corresponding to the test purpose catalog are contained in an archive that accompanies the standards. The TDL-TO developments have been achieved using the TDL Open Source Project (TOP), which is a free tool to write and validate TDL code supported by ETSI members.

The MTS Testing (TST) working group develops studies, guidelines, test catalogs and test specifications for specific information communications technologies (ICT) that are not already covered by other ETSI groups. Testing can include, but is not limited to, conformance, interoperability, security and performance testing.

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