Wireless Industry Announces New Cybersecurity Certification Program for Cellular-Connected Internet of Things Devices
CTIA’s Cybersecurity Certification Program will improve IoT security
CTIA, the wireless industry association, today announced the creation of the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The program is 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.
“America’s wireless industry has long been a leader in cybersecurity best practices and establishing an industry-led cybersecurity certification program for IoT devices is a major step in building a trusted, secure wireless ecosystem for the Internet of Things,” said Tom Sawanobori, CTIA SVP and Chief Technology Officer. “The IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program harnesses CTIA’s network of authorized labs and reflects our commitment to securing networks and devices in an increasingly connected wireless world.”
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).