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Wireless Industry Announces Cybersecurity Certification for Cellular IoT Devices

August 22, 2018 / Ken Briodagh

In a recent release, 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 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, SVP and CTO, CTIA. “The IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program harnesses CTIA's network of authorized labs and reflects ...