The ETSI organization recently announced a new standard for cybersecurity for IoT devices. ETSI’s goal is to produce globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services deployed across all sectors of industry and society. ETSI’s new EN 303 645 standard outlines 13 provisions for the security of a wide range of IoT consumer devices and their associated services. The post that follows offers more details on this new standard which is already being incorporated by some manufacturers. 

A new standard for cybersecurity in the Internet of Things (IoT) has been unveiled today by the ETSI Technical Committee on Cybersecurity. It establishes a security baseline for internet-connected consumer products and for future IoT certification schemes. It is hoped the standard, titled ETSI EN 303 645, will help prevent large-scale, prevalent attacks taking place against smart devices.

Developed in collaboration with industry, academics and government, the standard aims to restrict the ability of cyber-criminals to control devices across the globe and launch DDoS attacks, mine cryptocurrency and spy on users in their own homes. This has become a major concern for the cybersecurity industry due to the growing prevalence of smart devices in households, many of which have security weaknesses.

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