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Guide to ETSI EN 303 645 Compliance Services

ETSI EN 303 645 sets the bar for cybersecurity in connected devices, to help design robust protection against threats and bolstering global compliance standards. 

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The proliferation of connected devices in today's digital landscape has surged exponentially, enhancing convenience, efficiency, and connectivity across various industries and households. With this surge, however, comes an increased vulnerability to cyber threats, emphasizing the critical importance of robust cybersecurity measures. ETSI EN 303 645 stands out as a pivotal standard in this realm, offering a comprehensive framework that addresses cybersecurity requirements for connected devices. 

What is ETSI EN 303 645?

ETSI EN 303 645 is a global cybersecurity standard for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It outlines security requirements that manufacturers should incorporate into the design and development of IoT products to enhance their resilience against cyber threats.

The standard covers aspects such as secure communication, software updates, password protection, and vulnerability handling, aiming to improve the overall security posture of IoT devices and protect consumers from potential cyberattacks.

What types of devices are in scope of ETSI EN 303 645?  

Examples of consumer IoT devices include:

  • Connected children's toys and baby monitors
  • Connected smoke detectors, door locks and window sensors
  • IoT gateways, base stations and hubs to which multiple devices connect
  • Smart cameras, TVs and speakers
  • Wearable health trackers
  • Connected home automation and alarm systems, especially their gateways and hubs
  • Connected appliances, such as washing machines and fridges
  • Smart home assistants

Source: ETSI EN 303 645 V2.1.1 (2020-06) 

Why is ETSI EN 303 645 important?

By adhering to the guidelines set forth by ETSI EN 303 645, manufacturers can increase confidence that their products are designed and developed with security at the forefront, safeguarding against potential cyberattacks and data breaches. In an era where the interconnectedness of devices continues to grow, compliance with ETSI EN 303 645 is paramount in fostering a secure and resilient IoT ecosystem that prioritizes consumer trust and data protection.

Compliance with the ETSI EN 303 645 standard not only demonstrates a manufacturer's commitment to robust cybersecurity practices but also strategically positions them for adherence to a multitude of cybersecurity regulations worldwide. By aligning with ETSI EN 303 645, manufacturers can lay a strong foundation for meeting the requirements of various regulations such as the U.K. Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Regulation and RED DR (EU) 2022/30 with its technical standard (prEN 18031-1, prEN 18031-2, prEN 18031-3).  

How can UL Solutions help?

UL Solutions provides advisory, testing, assessment and certification services specifically tailored for compliance with the ETSI EN 303 645 standard and relative Conformance Assessment of Baseline Requirements ETSI TS 103 701 to help businesses meet the necessary cybersecurity requirements to bring their product to the market.

UL Solutions stands out as a contributor in the cybersecurity industry, offering benefits to businesses seeking to navigate the complex landscape of global standards and frameworks. With expertise in a wide array of international standards and regulations, we provide invaluable guidance to manufacturers looking to establish compliance with various requirements worldwide.

Serving as an independent, trusted third party, UL Solutions brings impartiality and credibility to the certification process, instilling confidence in both consumers and regulatory bodies. Moreover, our deep-rooted cybersecurity expertise allows businesses to fortify their products against evolving cyber threats, helping to meet the stringent security measures demanded by today's interconnected world. 

By leveraging our knowledge and experience, companies can enhance their competitive edge, build trust with stakeholders, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to cybersecurity excellence.  


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