Cybersecurity labelling program a ‘crucial step’

Cybersecurity labelling program a ‘crucial step’

DigiCert says the FCC’s proposed cybersecurity labeling program is a ‘crucial step’ towards enhancing the security and trustworthiness of connected devices.

The FCC has proposed a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program, the US Cyber Trust Mark, to provide consumers with clear information about the security of their Internet-enabled or IoT devices.

In describing the program as a crucial step, DigiCert stresses the need for industry and government to work together to ensure that the right cybersecurity requirements can be measured and enforced before a manufacturer receives a label of approval.

“The next few months will be really important in assuring that items such as strong measures for ensuring device authentication beyond passwords are put in place. Similarly, the FCC needs to make sure that device manufacturers can be held accountable for using best practices for encrypting data, signing firmware and ensuring secure over the air updates of devices,” said Tom Klein, Senior Director, IoT Business Development, DigiCert.

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