CTIA, the wireless industry association, has created their 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.
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).
For more than 25 years, CTIA's Certification Working Groups have developed and managed product test plans and certification requirements for devices, networks and other wireless technologies, with over 70,000 certification requests handled to date by over 100 CTIA Authorized Test Labs. These programs ensure interoperability between wireless devices and networks, as well as set standards for a secure, high-performing and innovative wireless ecosystem.
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, visit this direct infopage link...