Internet of Things (IoT) technology has made it possible for household objects to be connected to each other and the Internet to simplify our life at home. However, IoT devices with vulnerabilities are known to be easy targets for hackers. In a recent survey, 69% of consumers with smart devices in their home stated that they are concerned about their connected devices being hacked.*
These security concerns in turn influence consumer confidence in IoT devices. Mitigate the cybersecurity risk of your IoT devices with the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP) and minimize IoT security risks and improve end user experience.**
* Source: IRDETO Global Consumer IoT Security Survey, July 2017
** Note the program applies to network-connectable devices and products outside of a Smart Home context as well.
What is the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP)?
Leveraging the UL 2900 series of Standards, UL CAP is the first Standards-based IoT security program available in the industry. UL 2900 is a series of cybersecurity Standards recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory authorities.
Benefits of UL CAP
- Competitive Advantage — A commitment to security can set your brand apart. Independent testing and certification with UL means that your IoT device has undergone a rigorous process to mitigate security flaws.
- Risk Mitigation — Cyberattacks can expose your customers to unscrupulous hackers. Take proactive steps to protect your brand from security risks.
- Innovation — Incorporate IoT security into quality assurance programs and establish baseline security standards for partners and suppliers to follow.
UL CAP Process
† Certification is only issued when UL 2900 requirements are met.
Security testing is one of the essential steps to a successful IoT product launch. UL CAP provides a comprehensive review of your product, both embedded and stand-alone software products. UL offers tailored services including training, advisory services and an intake workshop to help prepare for a CAP evaluation.
Why UL Consumer Technology Services?
UL Consumer Technology Services (CTECH) is a division of UL that promotes safety and compliance of consumer technology products through testing, certification and advisory engagement services. Our engineers have extensive experience with embedded systems and application software security, a strong background in security and ethical hacking, and can provide guidance and advice on decisions regarding risk mitigation and the application of appropriate security measures and controls.