Maarten Bron: Underwriters Laboratories, White House Plan to Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Security Certification

mobile device managementMaarten Bron, director of innovations at Underwriters Laboratories, has confirmed that UL is in talks with the Obama administration to introduce a certification standard intended to safeguard Internet-connected devices from cyber threats, InformationWeek’s Dark Reading reported Monday.

“What the White House is trying to achieve is to foster collaboration between private and government sectors to come up with these standards,” Bron said.

He noted that the White House is still in the planning phase for creating such standards for Internet of Things-based products, Kelly Jackson Higgins writes.

Bron told Dark Reading that the certification company also plans to introduce its own certification and testing platform for IoT devices.

“For us, cybersecurity and IoT have been on the radar screen for a long time already,” he said.

Higgins reports that UL introduced a cybersecurity unit in 2011 and plans to target industrial controls and health systems for its IoT-focused certification program.

You may also be interested in...

Jennifer Granholm

DOE Invests $60M for Assessments Helping Manufacturers Become Energy-Efficient; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

The Department of Energy has invested $60 million into a group of universities to conduct industrial assessments that would help small and medium-sized businesses transition to energy-efficient manufacturing processes. The cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers will work on reducing carbon emissions, lowering energy costs and training energy-efficient workers of various manufacturers, DOE said Monday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *