Standards development can take time. But depending on the standardization process, there are several potential components that can contribute to the quality and trustworthiness of a security standard, including: a transparent process, different stakeholders, domain competence, a critical mass of security experts, iterations of reviews, implementation feedback, formal verifications, and an open forum for discussion. […]
Since the start of the industrial revolution, systems and solutions developed in different technical areas quickly became more and more complex and composite. It did not take long for engineers as well as industrial and commercial players to agree on the importance of having shared guidelines to follow during the design process. This has become even clearer and widely accepted throughout the following decades all the way up to our modern era that features pervasive information technology and the Internet of Things.