UL Now Offering CTIA Cybersecurity Certification for IoT Devices

Global safety science leader, UL, has received certification as 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. UL worked closely with CTIA through their Cybersecurity Working Group to further define the test requirements, perform pilot testing, and overall help ensure interoperability between wireless devices and networks, and set standards for a secure, high-performing and innovative wireless ecosystem.

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.

The CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program offers tiered security testing in three categories to meet the evolving security needs of IoT device manufacturers, beginning with core IoT device security features, and adding additional requirements based on increasing device complexity, sophistication and manageability. 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) based upon the UL 2900 Standard, next to other security programs and certifications.