June 29, 2022
Xiaomi, a consumer electronics and manufacturing company with a focus on smartphones and smart hardware connected to a platform, achieved the first global Internet of Things (IoT) Security Rating Verification for electric scooters. UL Solutions assessed the critical security aspects of Xiaomi’s Electric Scooter 4 Pro against common attacks and IoT vulnerabilities and gave the scooter a Security Capabilities Verified Gold Rating. Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro, the latest flagship model in Xiaomi’s scooter line-up, features a 350 watt motor.
“Customers are at heart of everything we do,” said Baoqiu Cui, vice president of Xiaomi and chairman of Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee. “Smart hardware and IoT platforms are at our core, and we understand how important connectivity is to people. While innovation is important, safety and security come first — particularly when it comes to our electric scooters.” Xiaomi also owns the AIoT platform, connected to over 400 million devices.
The UL Verified IoT Device Security Rating Gold level assessment helps demonstrate that Xiaomi has implemented baseline security capabilities for the Electric Scooter 4 Pro. These capabilities include secure updates, connections, data transmission and storage. This gold rating shows that Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro:
- Meets globally recognized network security needs
- Adopts industry best-practice security measures
- Meets cybersecurity challenges of IoT applications in a consumer environment
UL Verified IoT Device Security Rating
A security claim verification and labeling solution for IoT products, UL Solutions categorizes the evaluated products on an ascending five-level scale: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. After successfully completing an assessment, a UL Verified product receives a differentiated UL Verified Mark security label specifying the achieved security level. UL Solutions also evaluates the product on an ongoing basis to help ensure they maintain the same level of security.
A UL Verified IoT Security Rating can help manufacturers and developers demonstrate the due diligence they apply to the security of their products. These ratings can help improve the transparency of a company’s security claims, assisting consumers to make informed decisions about the products they purchase. A security rating from UL Solutions supports manufacturers by helping demonstrate that their products meet specific thresholds of reasonable security, as required by United States’ IoT security regulations and recommended by global IoT security guidelines.
“With decades of cybersecurity experience and our growing IoT security solutions, we are proud to recognize Xiaomi for earning the first IoT Security Rating for an electric scooter,” said Dean Zwarts, global business manager for Cybersecurity at UL Solutions. “We’re happy that our laboratory in China could support Xiaomi. Their Gold level rating supports the company’s prioritization of security in their connected products.”
UL Solutions continues to help customers expand the market for connected devices by providing high-quality cybersecurity verification services for manufacturers. Companies like Xiaomi can gain consumers’ trust by demonstrating their dedication to security.
Learn more about IoT Security Rating services from UL Solutions.