Status: Active


The Security Working Group (Security WG) was established in March 2021 and chartered with developing MIPI security specifications to address the requirements of the various MIPI market segments regarding the securing of MIPI PHYs and protocols against external threats. The group also serves as a forum for larger security discussions among working groups in order to streamline efforts and promote consistent approaches to security across MIPI.

The Security WG was promoted from a MIPI Investigation Group, which was formed in 2019, following in the footsteps of the MIPI Birds of a Feather (BoF) security group initiated in 2016.

Industry Need

While MIPI Alliance's interface specifications are de facto in mobile devices and a broad range of mobile-influenced applications, the Security WG allows the Alliance to take a holistic approach to ever-growing security concerns and determine a broader strategy and set of requirements to provide working groups with a consistent solution.

The efforts of the WG will impact security design decisions in mobile components and chipsets, smartphones, mobile-connected devices, IoT products, automotive use cases and other applications moving forward.


The group's efforts will focus on defining how to map industry security frameworks, protocols, and algorithms to the protection of MIPI interfaces. The group will incorporate inputs from other MIPI working groups into its work on specifications and supporting materials to address current and future use cases and requirements.

Group Meetings and Participation

The Security WG currently meets weekly via teleconference. Participants who cannot attend the meetings may still subscribe to the Security WG’s activities and contribute to discussions through email.

About the Group: 

Philip Hawkes, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Rick Wietfeldt, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

MIPI Alliance members at the Contributor level and above may participate by subscribing to the group on the member website.