Washington, D.C. – CTIA, the wireless industry association, today officially began accepting Internet of Things devices into the CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program. The program protects consumers and wireless infrastructure, while also creating a more secure foundation for smart cities, connected cars, mHealth and other IoT applications.
“The CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program raises the bar for the security of Internet of Things devices, protecting our consumers and wireless networks and creating a more secure foundation for the innovations of tomorrow,” said Tom Sawanobori, CTIA Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “This is an important step for security as we head toward an increasingly connected future where everything from cars to watches to appliances to street lamps will be wirelessly enabled.”
Announced in August, the program accepts all IoT devices that connect to a cellular network and validates whether they meet a set of security features. Device manufacturers may seek one of three types of certification, depending on the sophistication of the device and the security characteristics desired or needed for its use.