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CTIA announces Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected IoT devices

August 24, 2018 / Andrew Hobbs

Washington-based CTIA – a trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the US – has created the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected IoT devices. The CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program is said to be the first of its kind to be developed in partnership with several leading wireless operators, tech firms, security experts and test labs, across the country. The Programme, which is built upon IoT security recommendations from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), creates a secure foundation for smart cities, connected vehicles, and mHealth. Various industry players have shown their support for the CTIA’s programme. Tomas Ageskog, head of digital services, Ericsson North America, said: “IoT security is fast becoming a priority as the global market grows to 3.5 billion cellular-connected IoT devices, with a 48% 5G mo...