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FCC Adopts Rules for IoT Cybersecurity Labeling Program

The FCC has adopted new rules for the IoT cybersecurity labeling program. Read this short article to get the key details!

By Jaako | on 01.05.2024 at 12:00 GMT+0200. | Modified 13.05.2024 at 08:47 GMT+0200.

FCC Adopts Rules for IoT Cybersecurity Labeling Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken a significant leap toward enhancing the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. 🚀 They’ve introduced a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program specifically for wireless consumer IoT products. The program was adopted on March 14th, 2024.

🔑 Key Details:

Program Purpose: The initiative aims to provide consumers with information about the security level of smart devices.

IoT Label: Devices adhering to certain cybersecurity practices will bear an FCC IoT Label. This label includes the U.S. government certification mark, also known as the Cyber Trust Mark, which assures consumers regarding the baseline cybersecurity of an IoT product.

Voluntary Participation: Manufacturers can voluntarily participate in this labeling program.

Consumer Awareness: By displaying the label, manufacturers signal that their product meets specific security standards.

Baseline Security: While it’s voluntary, this program encourages manufacturers to prioritize cybersecurity in their IoT designs.

This move empowers consumers by providing clear information about the security features of IoT devices. It’s a positive step toward a safer and more secure connected world. 🌐🔒

For more details, check out the official FCC document. If you are in need of IoT measurements and testing, check out our service below!

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Full FCC document: FCC Adopts Rules for IoT Cybersecurity Labeling Program | Federal Communications Commission