By 2020, there will be 21-50 billion connected devices according to Gartner and other industry reports. By 2018, it is predicted that 66% networks will have an IoT security breach. Source
Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, harder to prevent and costlier, and they make security precautions deeply critical. Fortunately, verifying known software vulnerabilities and exploitable weaknesses can reduce the exposure of systems to cyber attacks. Internet of Things (IoT) enables sophisticated capabilities through network-connected products and systems, but every device connected to the cloud, or just the internet, is a potential target for cybercriminals.
UL helps mitigate safety and performance risks inherent to IoT-related technologies with the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP). Using the UL 2900 series of cybersecurity standards, we offer testable cybersecurity criteria for network-connectable products and systems to assess software vulnerabilities and weaknesses, minimize exploitation, address known malware, review security controls and increase security awareness. The program helps identify security risks in products and systems and suggests methods for mitigating those risks in a wide range of industry functions: industrial control systems, medical devices, automotive, HVAC, lighting, smart homes, appliances, alarm systems, fire systems, building automation, smart meters, network equipment and consumer electronics.
UL’s cybersecurity services for network-connectable products and systems include:
UL 2900 – Cybersecurity Series of Standards
Testing and evaluation criteria in the UL 2900 series of standards:
INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC CYBERSECURITY INFORMATION
For more information on UL Cyber security Services, please visit: www.ul.com/cybersecurity