Recommendation ITU-T Y.4806 provides a classification of the security issues for the Internet of things (IoT) and examines how the security threats may affect safety, in order to determine which security capabilities specified in Recommendation ITU-T Y.4401/Y.2068 support safe execution of the Internet of things.

The appendices of this Recommendation consider how the joint analysis of threats and security capabilities mentioned herein may be used to establish security requirements for the different applications of the Internet of things.