Police CPI has issued this statement ahead of The Security Event at the NEC in Birmingham next week
With the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 having now been enacted into law, what does this mean for the manufacturers of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) products?
The new law relates to connected safety-relevant products such as smoke detectors and door locks; connected home automation and alarm systems; IoT base stations and hubs to which multiple devices connect; smart home assistants; smartphones & connected cameras and requires manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure that minimum security requirements are met in relation to consumer connectable products.
Police CPI’s Michelle Kradolfer will be at the 2023 Security Event at the NEC Birmingham from 25 – 27 April, delivering a daily seminar in the Designing Out Crime Zone on IoT and the Current Threat Landscape. She will also be explaining how Secured by Design’s Secure Connected Device accreditation can help manufacturers highlight their products as having achieved the necessary IoT standards and certification.
In addition a panel session at 12:30 each day will see experts looking at where the physical security and cyber security worlds collide, discussing the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on physical security and how the problem this presents can be tackled.
Kradolfer said: “It is vitally important to ensure that all IoT products have the right level of security in place to protect consumers and reduce the risk of them falling victim to cyber crime. Adverse publicity due to a cyber incident could be catastrophic to the reputation of the product and company.
“Compliance with the Secure Connected Device accreditation sends a clear message to the wider industry of the importance of IoT security and companies accredited to this new SBD standard will lead by example and be at the forefront of the IoT revolution and in doing so will help to keep their customers and the public safer from the risk of a cyber breach”.
Kradolfer is the Internet of Things Technical Officer at Police CPI. She previously worked as a Cyber Development Officer at the Police Digital Security Centre.
Having always had an interest in cyber-crime and cybersecurity, Kradolfer undertook a Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Sydney. It was here that she was first introduced to the field of criminology, sociology and law. Having completed a Masters degree in Criminology, Michelle undertook an internship at INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, where she became interested in how cyber-crime impacts countries and people on a global scale.
After her stint at Interpol, and actively trying to pursue a career in the field of cyber security, Kradolfer completed a MSc Cybercrime and Digital Investigation (graduating with Distinction) at Middlesex University. This gave her an insight into the different types of cyber-crime and the cyber crime picture in the UK. In 2019, Kradolfer successfully completed a course on blockchain forensics by CipherTrace and was accredited as a CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE).
The Security Event will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, over three days:
• Tuesday 25 April 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
• Wednesday 26 April 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
• Thursday 27 April 2023, 10:00 – 15:30