Cybersecurity for IoT-Connected Products

April 20, 2016

Program tests products and systems to eliminate vulnerabilities.

A new program has been created to verify the cybersecurity resilience of network-connected devices and systems that can identify security weak points, address known issues and reduce the chances of data breaches. The Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) was developed by UL, a safety organization, and will work to mitigate the risk of data breaches through the use of testing and risk assessments.

The program uses the newly created UL 2900 standards as the basis for cybersecurity assessment and is open source to simplify interactions between systems, strategies, and products. UL expects the UL CAP program to be especially helpful for professionals tasked with ensuring the cybersecurity of critical operations such as energy and healthcare. Products and system that meet the new guidelines will be certified as “UL 2900 Compliant”.

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