Wireless Industry Announces New Cybersecurity Certification Program for Cellular-Connected IoT Devices

By Chantal Polsonetti

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Company and Product News

CTIA, the wireless industry association, announced the creation of the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  The program is one of the first of its kind to be developed in collaboration with the nationwide wireless providers.

By offering certification for IoT devices built from the ground up with cybersecurity in mind, the program will protect consumers and wireless infrastructure, while creating a more secure foundation for smart cities, connected cars, mHealth and other IoT applications.

Leading wireless operators, technology companies, security experts and test labs collaborated to develop the program’s test requirements and plans.  The program builds upon IoT security recommendations from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program will begin accepting devices for certification testing starting in October 2018.  For more information on the program and how to participate, click here.

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