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Publication Date October 15, 2018

UL Now Offers CTIA Cybersecurity Certification for IoT Devices

UL is now recognized as a CTIA Authorized Testing Laboratory (CATL) for cybersecurity. With this new designation, UL is ready to test connected devices for CTIA’s Cybersecurity Certification Program. CTIA is a non-profit industry organization that represents U.S. wireless communications carriers and equipment manufacturers, mobile app developers and content creators.

“We see security as integral to overall product safety and quality,” explained Ghislain Devouge, global vice president and general manager of the Consumer Technology division at UL. “While the CTIA certification provides minimal baseline security requirements, we believe that it is a step in the right direction for addressing cybersecurity risks and complimentary to more comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. The IoT markets have an enormous need for improving their security posture.”

The CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program helps establish foundational security standards for LTE and Wi-Fi enabled IoT devices, including the IoT ecosystems for smart homes, smart cities, mobile healthcare infrastructure, connected cars and personal devices. As one of only a few labs authorized by CTIA as a part of their Cybersecurity Certification pilot program, UL will support the expansion of the program through continued collaboration.

UL offers its own cybersecurity certification program, the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) next to other security programs and certifications.