CTIA announces cybersecurity certification for IoT devices | Smart Cities Dive

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CTIA, the wireless industry trade group, will offer a cybersecurity certification program for internet of things (IoT) devices, which it says will create a "more secure foundation" for smart cities, smart grids, connected cars and other IoT applications.

The certification will be based on security recommendations from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Companies can begin submitting devices for certification starting in October.

"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,” Tom Sawanobori, CTIA chief technology officer, said in a statement.

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