White Paper – Matter Security and Privacy

Matter is the foundation for connected things, an industry-unifying standard to deliver reliable, seamless and secure connectivity. Built on IP (Internet Protocol), Matter enables communication across smart home devices and ecosystems over a specific set of IP-based networking technologies, starting with Thread, Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Built on market-proven technologies contributed by companies across the industry and developed in a collaborative and open source methodology with an implementation-first approach, Matter is simplifying development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility and ease-of-use for consumers.

As the IoT connects more and more devices and systems, risks of cyber-attacks increase; driving concern and hesitation by users and limiting adoption. To address this obstacle, Matter was created with security and privacy as key design tenets.