The Security Investigation Group (Security IG) was formed in 2019 to provide recommendations for a scalable, uniform MIPI security framework and an ongoing support model, as well as to offer guidance to MIPI working groups on overarching requirements, guiding principles and policies, and external threats. The group serves as a forum for larger security discussions among working groups to streamline efforts and promote consistent approaches across MIPI protocols.
The Security IG was promoted from a Birds of a Feather (BoF) group that was initiated in 2016 to evaluate potential needs and strategies for addressing security in MIPI interface specifications.
While MIPI Alliance's interface specifications are de facto in mobile devices and a broad range of mobile-influenced applications, the Security IG 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 IG 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 protocols and data models to MIPI interfaces. As part of its work, the group will provide guiding principles, policies and feedback to technical working groups. The group is also tasked with developing recommendations for an ongoing support model that includes recommendations for addressing new requirements and use cases, external specifications, ongoing alignment and potential adoption aids.
Group Meetings and Participation
The Security IG currently meets biweekly via teleconference. Participants who cannot attend the meetings may still subscribe to the Security IG’s activities and contribute to discussions through email.
MIPI Alliance members at the Contributor level and above may participate by subscribing to the group on the member website.