As products become smarter and more interconnected, they become more vulnerable to cyber threats. There will be 21-50 billion connected devices by 2020, and by 2018, it is predicted that 66% of networks will have a cyber-related security breach.*

Each device connected to the cloud or internet is a potential attack point for cybercriminals. Attacks are more sophisticated, harder to protect against and more costly than ever – security precautions are critical for consumers and businesses alike.

The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) aims to minimize risks by creating standardized, testable criteria for assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses. This in turn helps reduce exploitation, address known malware, enhance security controls and expand security awareness.

UL CAP relies upon the UL 2900 set of standards, developed with input from major stakeholders representing government, academia and industry. Both UL CAP and the UL 2900 series of standards build upon UL’s longstanding expertise in safety science, standards development, testing and certification.

Collaboration and transparency are critical to creating new safeguards in an ever-changing landscape of security threats. UL CAP provides manufacturers the organizational capabilities to innovate and produce more secure products and systems, and brings end users increased confidence in product and system security.

*Source: IDC Research, Inc.

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