New Cybersecurity Certification Program from CTIA

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New Cybersecurity Certification Program from CTIA

CTIA, the wireless industry association, announced the creation of the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected Internet of Things devices. The program is the first of its kind to be developed in collaboration with all US 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).
The CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program will begin accepting devices for certification testing from October 2018. Among the companies participating in the program are AT&T, Ericsson North America, Nokia North America, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. For more information on the program and how to participate you can follow this link.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: CTIA

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