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.
UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program
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.
By incorporating an IoT platform that is already UL certified with your products, you can leverage the UL Certified Software Implementation Solution by streamlining your product’s UL certification with less cost and faster time to market. By maximizing your security rigor with vendors that are already UL certified, you are minimizing supply chain risk and increasing trust in your brand. Find out which platforms are already UL certified by searching the UL Online Certifications Directory with the UL Category Code CYBR.
*Source: IDC Research, Inc.